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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
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6264*


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


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.

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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


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 198 traveller reviews
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Mini Break

20/05/2018 Steve J, Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Opted to stay at this characterful and friendly little hotel during a weekend break in the area. Located some 2-3 miles from the centre of Ipswich first impressions aren't too inspiring, externally th... more


Very nice hotel, lovely gardens

19/05/2018 865ChristopherW, Lockerbie, United Kingdom

We stayed overnight on our way home from Europe, and were very comfortable. The room (ours was in the annex) was well provisioned and of a good size. The main hotel building is a grand old country hou... more


Excellent and quaint

14/04/2018 MikeTittensor, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Georgian period and a credit to the Best Western brand. Excellent staff. Excellent food and bar (worth exploring). Quaint old world rooms. Awesome breakfast. Will definitely reuse. In a quiet area of... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to complete the customer review survey. We were thrilled you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your loyalty to our brand; please look forward to a warm welcome back in the future. Thank you again. Yours sincerely Frank Manners - Operations Manager


31/03/2018 Alastair P,

This is a lovely hotel in a lovely quiet location only a few minutes away from the centre of Ipswich. We were made to feel welcome and special from the moment we made the booking to the time we checke... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse 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 return. Kind regards Frankie Manners-Operations Manager

Cosy, friendly hotel conveniently situated for town

25/03/2018 Brian S,

Met by friendly, helpful staff. Room large, clean and comfortable with nice view over car park to countryside. Evening meal very good, well presented and extremely delicious. Impressed by the troubl... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, we strive to maintain the highest standards for our guests and are happy that you had a pleasant stay with us. If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Yours Sincerely Frankie Manners – Manager