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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 and only 5 miles West of Ipswich town centre. A spacious country house hotel, it offers rural character as well as modern convenience. That makes it the perfect venue for business trips and stop-overs! Small enough to ensure individual attention, yet spacious enough for a comfortable stay, this smart hotel is a real gem. A Victorian style dining room and picturesque gardens only add to the appeal!Excellent road links to Norwich, Colchester and Cambridge make the hotel a great place to do business. You'll have everything you need onsite, and you'll never be far from the areas many recreational attractions.

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16-18 Ipswich Road


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 192 traveller reviews
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Business Overnight

24/09/2015 Gr8ServiceSeekersUK, Leicestershire

Good location not far from the A14. Not far from Ipswich. There are a couple of public houses that are near if you fancy a change of scenery. The food in the evening is very good, and the service is a... more


Motel not a hotel

21/09/2015 VivMMU, Manchester, United Kingdom

This is NOT a Country House Hotel! This is a motel with no facilities other than bedrooms and a public area which is Reception/Bar/Occasional seating, If the Head Chef is preparing your meal then it i... more


Tired Hotel

08/09/2015 W816300, Barnoldswick, United Kingdom

Let's start with the positives-good pub nearby and the room was clean, negative points the hotel room was dark and small and was very tired. The floors outside the room creaked loudly when people walk... more

Owner Response
BWClaydonHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review
I thank you for the feedback given in your review and can only apologise that you seem to have experienced more than one problem during your stay. We will look into all of the points you have raised and use this information to make improvements for the future. Sadly we cannot always control noise from other guests. Kind regards Heather Billing Operations Manager

Great location on out skirts of Ipwich

04/09/2015 lush4eva, yorkshire

Stayed here on business, great location as on outskirts of Ipswich, in the area of the hotel there is a chip shop next door and 2 pubs in the village plus local shop so ideal. Nice beer garden outside... more

Owner Response
BWClaydonHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review, I am so sorry you experienced these problems with breakfast, I can only apologise on behalf of the hotel. Kind regards Heather Billing Operations Manager

Good value Hotel in convenient location

01/09/2015 Edwina S, Boston, United Kingdom

We stayed one night on the way to a family party in Ipswich. The location was very convenient in a nice little village. Hotel staff were very welcoming, and the Hotel itself was very good value for t... more

Owner Response
BWClaydonHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return in the future if you are in the area. Kind regards Heather Billing Operations Manager