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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

To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 01473 830382


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 303 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 106
Rating: 4 103
Rating: 3 65
Rating: 2 22
Rating: 1 7

Great place to stay when visiting Ipswich / Colchester / Bury St Edmunds

13/02/2019 Andy M, Cherves-Richemont, France

We were on a family visit and were originally booked in at the BW Gatehouse Hotel, Ipswich and were asked to move to the near by Claydon Hotel due to the fact that there was to be some maintenance wor... more


Short stay

07/02/2019 Nicola L, Buxton, United Kingdom

Good value for money with nice freshly cooked breakfast which is served hot! Rooms vary so I suggest taking to the reception staff as they will be able to suggest the best room for you - double bed w... 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 sorry on this occasion we were unable to provide you with total satisfaction which is what you expected us, please be assured your comments have not gone unnoticed; we have put this room off for a few days whilst maintenance work is carried out. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch, we hope you will continue to support us in the future, many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners Operations

Fabulous staff

27/01/2019 GCengineer, Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Well after being woken at stupid o'clock by some earthquake snorer who just didn't let up (room directly below), the night porter changed my room. Unfortunately I left my tablet in the original room a... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Sir, Thank you for sparing the time to review our hotel, it is always good to have positive feedback, I will pass on your compliments to the team and hope you will visit us again in the future. many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners Operation's Manager

Excellent hotel

05/01/2019 Compass262525,

Excellent hotel, nothing to much trouble for any of the staff, very friendly and welcoming. Very clean and comfortable bedroom, great shower and bathroom. Heating and air conditioning . Booked in agai... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to fill in the response review; it is encouraging to receive positive feedback and we look forward to your visit again in the future, many thanks. your sincerely Frank Frankie Manners Operations Manager

Family Christmas

27/12/2018 dpointer, London, United Kingdom

We spent two nights over Christmas at Best Western Claydon Hotel while visiting family in Claydon. We couldn't fault any aspect of our stay. The staff were friendly, attentive and professional right f... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to fill in the customer response review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us over the festive period. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you are ever looking to book accommodation in the area, it will be our pleasure to be in a position to a accommodate you, many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Frankie Manners Operations Manager