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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 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 308 traveller reviews
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More accessible rooms needed at Best Western Hotels

09/04/2019 Teresa T, Kings Langley

Lovely clean hotel, staff polite, friendly and helpful, not wheelchair friendly too many steps. Only 1 accessible room which is the other end of hotel and restaurant the other with steps in between wi... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for sparing the time to review our hotel, we are sorry we did not meet with your expectations; we have a specially adapted ramp for anyone using a wheelchair needing access to stairs. Unfortunately, this may not have been offered to you during your stay. I will investigate this as a matter of urgency. As a valued customer I hope at some stage you will allow us the pleasure to accommodate you in the future. On behalf of Best Western Gatehouse Hotel; please accept our sincere apologies, many thanks. Yours Sincerely Frankie Manners Operations Manager

Friendly hotel

15/03/2019 dianne390, Liverpool, United Kingdom

We stayed here after travelling down from liverpool for a funeral, the hotel was perfect for what we needed. Nice pub accross the road for the evening and a lovely breakfast in the hotel in the mornin... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your kind review; it is encouraging to receive positive feedback, and we look forward to being in a position to accommodate you again in the further, many thanks. your sincerely. Frankie Frankie Manners Operations Manager Property 83676

Jim Wright

13/03/2019 Jim W, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Wow great hotel clean tidy and welcome from the moment you walk into the hotel, I made a mistake on my booking and arrived a day early!! no drama resolved by Sammy on reception, she is excellent poli... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Jim. This is wonderful; we are delighted you had an enjoyable stay; I will commend the whole team for their hard work especially Sammy; and we hope you will return to stay in the future; We take on-board-the visibility of the hotel is an issue at present, we hope this to be corrected soon, many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners- Operations Manager

Best Western Claydon

04/03/2019 GoPlaces50736839868,

Lovely friendly hotel with very easy access for A14. Good facilities and standard of rooms for my stays. All of the staff are friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant is very good and the b... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Claydon Hotel, responded to this review
Arrh..... Music to our ears, on behalf of our entire team, thank you for your business and review, we l look forward to hopefully accommodating you again in the further, many thanks.

Good Hotel and good staff

01/03/2019 Barry C,

Stayed for a single night on business and found the room clean and comfortable except for the bed which was far too hard for my liking. Dinner was excellent and the staff were helpful and a great laug... 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, many thanks. Regards Frankie Manners Operations Manager