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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 Guide, hearing and assistance dogs only
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 296 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 101
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Rating: 3 65
Rating: 2 22
Rating: 1 8

A very comfortable and quiet stay

08/10/2018 Julie M, Poole, United Kingdom

Hotel is very clean and quiet. Room had air conditioning, worked really well. Shower powerful and hot. Food was lovely and service really good. Check in easy and staff helpful. Breakfast was the b... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Good Afternoon Julie, Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. I will pass your comments on to all of the team and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future. Yours sincerely Frankie Manners –Operations Manager

Griffin Ringers 2018 Outing

08/10/2018 Loraine J, Rugby, United Kingdom

We would thoroughly recommend this hotel to all, if you are a couple or a party looking for a venue to have as a base for touring Suffolk. For the staff nothing was too much trouble, the accommodation... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Wonderful; delighted you enjoyed your stay; I will commend the team for their hard work and we hope you will return in the future, many thanks. kind regards Frankie Manners-Operations Manager

Food amazing - rooms not so good

06/10/2018 SJM8, Sheringham, United Kingdom

We stayed here as part of a large group for 3 nights including breakfast and a three course meal each evening. The food was exceptional- absolutely delicious and the staff were lovely. Such a pity abo... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, as we did not meet with all your expectations, please accept our sincere apologies. We are currently taking immediate steps to review our hotel to ensure we meet with our customer satisfaction. We hope you will consider using us again in the future, many thanks. Yours sincerely Frankie Manners – Operations Manager

Pleasant stay

02/10/2018 StuML, Bath, United Kingdom

Great place to lay your head for a short visit. Clean and tidy, right opposite a pub for good beer and reasonable grub. We only stayed for one night but would do it again if needs be. Nice town too. P... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us; and I hope you will continue to support us in the future. Kind regards Frankie Manners Operations Manager

What a difference a day makes part 1

20/09/2018 Tywardreath, Par, United Kingdom

Staff helpful carried our cases to second floor as no lifts. Awful room noise from kitchen fans told it would stop at 9pm, we were tired from journey so went out for meal in the pub across the road. W... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mr Tywardreath Thank you for your feedback, we are truly sorry on this occasion your experience with us was unsatisfactory, we currently have an ongoing renovation program to review all our bedrooms, the one you occupied does not reflect all. If you are happy to accept, I would like to offer you a complimentary upgrade to include breakfast on your next visit. please do not hesitate to get in touch for us to make the necessary arrangements, I hope to hear from you in due course, many thanks. Yours Sincerely Frankie Manners – Operations Manager