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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
AASilver CSR award from Green Tourism.


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

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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
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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.

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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 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 313 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 111
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01/06/2019 J8155TAdavids,

my wife and I stayed at the best western hotel in clayton Ipswich for the last bank holiday weekend great hotel very clean and tidy lovely rooms staff very friendly and welcoming .clayton is a great ... more


Avoid at all costs

29/05/2019 alanj292489, London, United Kingdom

Don’t ever stay here if you can avoid it, and if you really really must, don’t accept room 101. The bed is a few feet from a busy main road with constant traffic and if my experience is anything to go... 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 review, I understand you were not satisfied with the room allocated to you; this is however an adequate double standard room and we have never had any complaints from any guest who have occupied it. On behalf of our entire team, I would once again like to apologise for not exceeding your expectations. Yours sincerely. Frankie Manners Operations Manager

Fab hotel and staff! Lovely short break

27/05/2019 jjpink34, Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

Loved our stay and the hotel is opposite a hungry horse pub. Our room was very clean, comfy and well equipped. A few negatives are; a party of guests coming back at 2am very rowdily, waking us up.... 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 review, we are sorry we did not meet with all your expectations; we encourage all guests occupying the hotel to respect others at all times. A full inspection of the shower and aircon units will be carried out imminently: thank you for bringing this to our attention. I hope this did not spoil your time spent with us. On behalf of myself & the team, please accept our sincere apologies. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards. Frankie Manners Operations Manager

Nothing was too much trouble

02/05/2019 Felixfurball, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Very pleasant stay once again at the Claydon Hotel. Fast friendly bar service, excellent food and the chef came in early to prepare breakfast due to our tight schedule. The room was very comfortable ... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, we are please we exceeded all your expectations. Yours Sincerely Frankie Manners Operations Manager

Fantastic value, Clean and Comfy

21/04/2019 jasonbV3259NF,

Found this little gem last minute and was very impressed. The room was very clean and modern even though I only chose a standard double. Air conditioning and WiFi was very good . It was peacefull and... 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 and hope you will consider using our services again in the future. Frankie Manners Operations Manager