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BEST WESTERN Gatehouse Hotel.

Ideally located in Ipswich.

The BEST WESTERN Gatehouse Hotel is a charming and secluded country house retreat on the outskirts of Ipswich. A real hidden gem, built in the Regency style, the hotel offers peace and tranquillity in over three acres of beautiful, mature gardens.

A small yet perfectly formed hotel, our home away from home is perfectly placed to offer a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The surrounding conservation area certainly adds to the air of relaxation! On the edge of town, the BEST WESTERN Gatehouse Hotel is ideal for a weekend getaway in the heart of Suffolk.

The small, friendly nature of the hotel, with its extensive gardens, also offers the perfect venue for those guests wanting to stage intimate weddings or private celebrations!

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799 Old Norwich Road


Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Frankie Manners


Gatehouse Restaurant

Come in, make yourself at home. The relaxed and sociable atmosphere in our restaurant inspires our Chef to create dishes full of flair and imagination - not to mention award-winning flavour!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary


This beautiful hideaway hotel is set in 4 acres of gardens and is perfect for the smaller wedding.


Wedding service and reception venue

However you want to celebrate your big day, we'll help you arrange the entertainment. You can even provide your own if you prefer!


We'll cater for up to 50 guests, with fine dining and a number of buffet options on the menu!


Registry office:

For any enquiries please call Heather Billing on 01473 741897

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type IP1 6LH

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Nearest motorway: A14, J53, 2.00 miles
Nearest train station: Ipswich, 4.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Stansted, 40.00 miles
Free parking on site (20 spaces)
On site disabled parking (1 spaces)

799 Old Norwich Road

What's nearby?


  • Ipswich Football Club (2 miles)

  • Ipswich Speedway stadium (3 miles)

  • Norwich Football club (30 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Christchurch park and mansion (2 miles)

  • Ipswich waterfront development (3 miles)

  • Ipswich museum (2 miles)

  • Suffolk ski slope (4 miles)

  • Aldeburgh Suffolk coastal town (28 miles)


  • Ipswich Shopping Centre (3 miles)

  • Bury St Edmunds (25 miles)

  • Norwich (30 miles)

Our meeting room is situated in the grounds of the hotel. It's suitable for small boardroom style meetings, so you and your colleagues are more than welcome to join us here in Ipswich.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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A 'Tesco Clubcard Vouchers' weekend away

21/06/2015 WebeCruisin, Brighton, United Kingdom

We picked this hotel for a 3 night stay as we wanted to explore Suffolk and the only Best Western which subscribed to the Tesco Clubcard scheme appeared to be this one. Overall, the hotel was clean an... more


Nice hotel, food not recommended on Fridays.

15/06/2015 Gemeos, Maldon, United Kingdom

Overall the hotel and food are very good at weekends. Friday's meals however are spoilt by the inability of the kitchen ppl to cook steaks to request. One of us requested medium and got burnt, one r... more


Re: We Loved it!

31/05/2015 Danny C, Benfleet, United Kingdom

Me and my wife stayed here on Saturday the 30th of May for a night using our clubcard vouchers we had gained. This hotel I think is an absolute little gem in the Best Western chain. Both me and my wif... more


what a week-end!!!

26/05/2015 Kevin W, Greater London, United Kingdom

Second time we have booked this hotel this time even better than the last. we were placed in room 11 twin beds well situated shower a little dated but overall very pleasant. Staff ,very professiona... more


Real country house feel

25/05/2015 Bridget R, Croydon, United Kingdom

A small hotel in large grounds gives this hotel a real country house feel. I had a single room that was spacious and comfortable. The evening meal menu was varied and very good value. All the staff ar... more