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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 288 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 98
Rating: 4 99
Rating: 3 63
Rating: 2 21
Rating: 1 7

Room was lovely!

07/08/2018 EternallyCullen,

Stayed for one night as was attending a wedding locally. First impressions of the hotel was that the outside was lovely - much smaller than I had expected. Nice little garden at the rear. Foyer was a ... 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 pleased you had an enjoyable stay and you were looked after by the team. We look forward to your return, many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners - Operations Manager

Average Experience

06/08/2018 jeanniemarie67, Exeter, United Kingdom

Bed had hairs in it. This might have been from the cleaner not sure but it diid not feel good. I did not like the shower as it would not stay in one position and flapped around all over the place. The... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay with us. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with the experience you expect from us. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 01473 830382. Sincerely, Frankie Manners Operations Manager Best Western Claydon & Gatehouse Hotels

Totally mislead by room description

02/07/2018 MrsDW001, St. Lawrence, United Kingdom

We booked the most expensive ‘queen room’ specifically because it was detailed in the room description as having a bed of size 180-210cm wide. On arrival the bed was only 150 cm wide and there was no... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review please accept my sincere apologies with regards to the experience you had to endure last weekend, as discussed we are currently looking into the situation and I will be in touch with you shortly, please do not hesitate to get in touch if I can be of any further assistance, many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners - Operations Manager


29/06/2018 Mary F, Bolton, United Kingdom

The worst hotel I have ever stayed in. We booked two nights only stayed one. A telephone box for a shower, as I was booked in as a disabled person, the hotel staff have no idea about disabled people o... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mary, Thank you for your review I do apologies, for the issues you had to endure during your resent stay with us, unfortunately we are unable to find your details on our system; can you please get in touch with me as soon as possible so we can continue our investigations, many thanks. Kind regards – Frankie Manners - Operations Manager.

Perfect For Business Travel

10/05/2018 CBSharpey, Castleford, United Kingdom

Easy to access with plenty of parking. Arrived late but always someone on reception 24 hours. Free WiFi was strong and could stream videos/movies and everything else you could possibly need. Couldn't ... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, we are delighted you had a pleasant stay; we hope you will continue to support us in the future and we look forward to your turn. Kind regards Frankie Manners Manager