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Best Western Claydon Hotel.

Enjoy an idyllic break near Ipswich.

The Best Western Claydon 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
Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00


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 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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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 Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 269 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 93
Rating: 4 94
Rating: 3 58
Rating: 2 19
Rating: 1 5

Tired decor, lumpy matress, friendly staff, food ok, service slow.

07/10/2017 CrazyKathryn, Woking

Would stay here again , it's good value, but the mattress in my room was terrible. I could feel the springs, it was very uncomfortable. Room small but adequate for one night. Food was good, but servic... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to filling in the review, we are sorry we did not meet with your expectations, we are currently in the process of upgrading our bedrooms, as a valued customer I hope at some stage in the future you will allow us the pleasure to put things right by you. On behalf of Best Western Claydon please accept our sincere apologies, many thanks. Yours Sincerely Frankie Manners Operations Manager

Pensioners away day

28/09/2017 kimble16, Bedford, United Kingdom

Hotel was clean, parking was reasonable for size of hotel, reception staff where friendly, room wasn't as big as expected from photographs though of an adequate size. Bed was comfortable, room was qui... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, your comments are of great value to us, we look forward to seeing you again in the future, many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners Operations Manager

A complete wedding package and they gave us and our guests a wonderful experience

28/09/2017 kp0c0ck, Ipswich, United Kingdom

From the very first meeting to our fantastic wedding day, the whole team have been brilliant. We had our ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening celebrations here. The food was stunning, a tradition... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your kind words. Frankie Manners Operation Manager

A comfortable, quiet reasonably priced hotel

25/09/2017 LandDT2010, UK

The hotel is situated just off the busy A14 but is unbelievably quiet and peaceful. We had a room at the back (#114) which overlooks the overflow car park and we had a lovely night’s sleep in a large... more

Owner Response
BWClaydonHotel, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments, it was our pleasure to accommodate you, please look forward to a warm welcome upon your return. Many thanks. Yours sincerely Frankie Manners; Operations Manager.

Be selective...

19/09/2017 Jude_C970, Crowborough, United Kingdom

It's a while since I've used Best Western and I'm away alot on business. I have read previous reviews and maybe I was lucky. I had a good sized room, on the top floor away from the road which may be w... more

Owner Response
BWClaydonHotel, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, your comments are of great value to us, we look forward to you staying with us in the future, many thanks. Yours sincerely Frankie Manners Operations Manager