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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


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 186 traveller reviews
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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


My 65 th birthday

01/09/2015 janet elaine ke... K, Lincoln, United Kingdom

Booked a room and the ground floor ,that looked like the one on they e that I googled and was assured that was what I had booked ,this wasn't available and ended up upstairs in a room which didn't loo... more


Stop Over

23/08/2015 P L, alton, United Kingdom

The single room was pokey with no view, the single bed poorly sprung. The reception & breakfast staff were polite albeit inexperienced the breakfast was very good the parking good, the room tricky to ... more

Owner Response
BWGatehouse, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your comments regarding your stay. We only have two single rooms in the hotel and would always offer double for sole occupancy in preference, however we were fully booked and this would have been the only available room, I apologise if it did not meet with your expectations on this occasion. I am pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast,. Kind regards Heather Billing Operations Manager - Claydon and the Gatehouse Hotels.

Outstanding visit!

12/08/2015 Teljoker,

Myself and my husband visited this hotel for his 50th birthday. After telling Heather (the best manager of a hotel ever) that it was my husbands 'special ' birthday imagine our surprise when our room ... more

Owner Response
BWGatehouse, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for this fabulous review, it was our pleasure to celebrate your special event with you and we look forward to you coming back again soon. I will pass your comments on to all the team, it was very much a joint effort. Kind regards Heather Billing Operations Manager - Claydon and Gatehouse Hotels.

Excellent customer service

10/08/2015 Matt R,

We had booked 17 rooms for guests for a wedding. The staff were extremely helpful and patient, especially as most of the guests did not speak very good English. The chef was extremely accomodating, an... more

Owner Response
BWGatehouse, Manager at BEST WESTERN Claydon Country House Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review after what has obviously been a hectic weekend for you all. I am so pleased that you all enjoyed what we had to offer and we were delighted to look after you, the guests were also very patient with us and our lack of French language skills. Once again your feedback is appreciated and we hope that should you need hotel services in the future you would consider returning to us. Kind regards Heather Billing Operations Manager - Claydon and Gatehouse Hotels.