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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
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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


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 149 traveller reviews
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Very quiet location with delicious food.

20/05/2016 janetjohn001, Nottingham UK

Stayed for two nights in room eleven on the ground floor next to the entrence. Thought it may be a little noisy with the coming and going of other guests, but this was not the case. The room was a goo... more


Short break

14/05/2016 200Lauren, London, United Kingdom

Lovely old hotel in beautiful country surroundings . Lovely and quiet. Staff were extremely helpful with organizing taxis , and gave information on surrounding area. Lovely bar meals too. Bed was real... more


A great antidote to the soul less run of the mill hotels.

14/05/2016 Matt J, Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom

I work away a lot which inevitably leads to lots of nights away in hotels. The BW Gatehouse is a perfect antidote to the large chain hotel I had stayed in the previous 4 nights. Located outside Ip... more


Exterior gives no clues

09/05/2016 Robin F, Norwich, United Kingdom

Easy to get to and easy access to the city and surrounding countryside. Inside still has classic elegance. Large room with good furniture( Superior room). Everything very clean and cred for. The resta... more


Overnight stay

02/05/2016 Gillian H, Norwich, United Kingdom

Great hotel, with friendly staff. Generouse outside room. Good breakfast. Lots of character in main hotel, dinning room and bar area. Easy to find. Not far off A14. Asda, McDonalds, KFC, Pizza hut . C... more