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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


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 219 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 84
Rating: 4 74
Rating: 3 43
Rating: 2 14
Rating: 1 4

Staff disinterested in guests

22/07/2016 Ian S, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Was totally ignored by the desk staff and had to wade my way through waiting staff in the lobby to get to the desk. Had to call reception 3 times before getting an answer on my room service being 45 m... more


Cool Night on a hot day - service ok

22/07/2016 petergee53, Halesowen, United Kingdom

We booked a room with air conditioning which was a good thing as it was a rather warm day. Room was just about the right size with en-suite bath/shower, toilet and washbasin. View of overflow car park... more


A very poor experience

13/07/2016 Carl T, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

First things first, this is NOT a Country House hotel. It is a hotel on a main road in a village near 2 pubs and a One Stop. The car park is congested with cars parked at all angles, the overflow ca... more

Owner Response
BWClaydonHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review of Claydon and we are sorry that there seems to be so many things that were not to your liking. This is a busy hotel and we are sorry that you were disturbed by other guests, this is not something we can really control but night porter or reception staff try their best to speak to noisy guests quickly so as to keep noise issues to the minimum. We cater for guests from all areas of business and will not tolerate bullish behaviour, so as soon as we are aware we would deal with issues quickly. I will of course check to see which room you occupied and check all of the things you have highlighted in your review. At breakfast when we are serving buffet hot food, alternative eggs, beans etc. are available on request from the waitress and I apologise if this was not offered to you on this occasion. We do apologise that we did not meet with your expectations on this occasion. Kind regards Heather Billing- Operations Manager


10/07/2016 Kdog0110, Canterbury, United Kingdom

I spend around 100 nights a year in hotels so I think I have some experience. I have a Best Western Diamond card also. We stayed here for 1 night. The pros - heated underfloor heating in the bathroom ... more

Owner Response
BWClaydonHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review
We are sorry you were unhappy with your stay, sadly there was no option to upgrade you on this occasion as the hotel was fully booked. There are not as standard, free newspapers as part of the rewards membership anymore and never has been a complimentary breakfast offered as part of that rewards scheme.. However if I had known that you were so unhappy during your stay I would most certainly have offered you a complimentary breakfast,. As far as I am aware you did not give us any feedback at the time of your stay. The team here are usually so friendly and helpful to all guests that I am really disappointed to hear that you thought they were disinterested. You did book a standard twin room which is what the system allocated for you, as a diamond member you would automatically qualify for an upgrade - subject to availability. There was however a large booking which had been pre-booked for over 12 months for a wedding which was being held locally, so as I mentioned previously there was no option for us to do this. I can only apologise on behalf of the hotel and the team that we did not meet with your expectations. Kind regards Heather Billing - Operations Manager

A pleasant stay

07/07/2016 964paulak,

I stayed in this hotel for 1 night whilst on a business trip that was off the beaten track (Debenham, Suffolk). The staff were extremely helpful and friendly - in fact, on arrival the receptionist se... more