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Best Western Claydon Country House Hotel.

Enjoy an idyllic break near Ipswich.

The Best Western Claydon Country House Hotel is handily situated off the A14 only 5 miles west of Ipswich town centre. A perfect venue for business trips and stopovers. Small enough to ensure individual attention, yet spacious enough for a comfortable stay. A mixture of rural charm and modern convenience with a delightful Victorian dining room and additional function room for larger gatherings. Excellent road links to Norwich, Colchester and Cambridge make the hotel a great place to do business. You will have all that you need on site and will never be far from the areas recreational attractions.

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16-18 Ipswich Road

For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6151*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Frankie Manners


Crystal Room

Our restaurant is a delightful combination of traditional and modern styles, our cooking reflects British trends and has a European influence acknowledging the passing seasons.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Main Bar

Our residents bar is a welcoming informal area which borders onto the conservatory. Perfect for taking a break or relaxing after a days meeting or networking!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Fynn Valley

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 0 Yards
No handicap required


5.00 miles away in Witnesham, Ipswich


9 holes Yes


If you're looking for the perfect wedding venue, the Best Western Claydon Country House Hotel is the one. Whether youre planning a traditional reception or a civil service, you'll have a team of experts to help you every step of the way.


Wedding service and reception venue

We have a number of contacts, from DJs to live bands, which must be music to your ears! Whatever you want us to organise, we'll make sure your evening entertainment gets a great reception.


We'll give you plenty of food for thought when the time comes to choose your wedding food. From simple buffets to AA Rosette standard 3 course meals, we can cater for up to 120 without compromising on quality!

Honeymoon Suite

After your vows, it's time for the wows! Our exquisite, newly refurbished honeymoon suite with canopy bed and large flat screen TV is the perfect place to spend your special night.


Registry office:
Gipping & Hartismere Register Office
Milton House, Milton Road South, Stowmarket, IP14
01449 612054

Get in touch with Heather Billing on 01473 830382

For any enquiries please call Heather Billing on 01473 830382

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type IP6 0AR

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Nearest motorway: A14, J52, 0.20 miles
Nearest train station: Ipswich, 5.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Stansted, 52.00 miles
Free parking on site (80 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

16-18 Ipswich Road

What's nearby?


  • Ipswich Football Club (5 miles)

  • Ipswich Speedway (5 miles)

  • Newmarket race course (40 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Suffolk water park (2 miles)

  • Christchurch park and Mansion (5 miles)

  • Museum of East Anglian Life (8 miles)

  • Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (5 miles)

  • Icksworth House & Abbey Gardens -Bury St Edmunds (20 miles)


  • Ipswich Shopping Centre (5 miles)

  • Norwich Shopping Centre (25 miles)

  • Bury St Edmunds (20 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Most of our guests are here on business. However, our meeting rooms and conference suites make working out of office a real pleasure!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Crystal Room 1 30 30 20 24 20
Crystal Room 2 30 30 20 24 20
Gipping Valley Suite 1 100 30 40 40 100
Oak Room 25 15 20 20 20
Gipping Valley Suite 2 30 16 16 16 20
Gipping Full Suite 130 40 40 40 100
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 229 traveller reviews
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Business stay

13/10/2016 Aber H,

Myself and a colleague stayed here for one night it was good value for money, really nice breakfast, friendly staff. The bathroom had fantastic water pressure, clean and tidy rooms a nice basic hotel.... more

Owner Response
BWClaydonHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we are delighted you had a pleasant stay. Kind regards Heather Billing - Operations Manager

Good staff but strange layout

27/09/2016 RickettsChelwoodGate, Chelwood Gate

The reception staff are nice but the bar and lounge area are right by the desk so you hear all of the staff chatter and gossip. The bar is also in this area so it lacks atmosphere but the breakfast w... more

Owner Response
BWGatehouse, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 01473 830382. Sincerely, Heather Billing Operations Manager

Service needs improving

25/09/2016 crackermean, needham market

I visited on a Friday night with a party of four,and the first two courses were good but the sweets of bakewell tart were a let down they were as hard as a rock and did not resemble a bakewell tart.Th... more



17/09/2016 Barbara P, Cambridge, United Kingdom

We had never stayed at a Best Western and we would definitely stay there again. The staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful.The service at breakfast was good and the breakfast itself excellent. We e... more


Great stay

12/09/2016 RebeccaMullens,

This is a lovely hotel and we have had a great stay. We booked the Queen Room which is gorgeous and has lots of space. Both the room and bathroom were clean and well presented. The bed is comfy and... more