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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
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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


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A jewel

05/10/2015 Jane F, ipswich, United Kingdom

We were delighted with this hotel, situated in a quiet position, Plenty of parking space.A mixture of old fashioned a brand new rooms, all were beautifully clean and presented. Lovely welcome by the s... more


Wonderful stay

24/09/2015 SeaSunFoodLover, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

I have stayed here many times with my partner and family and my dad stays here a lot on business. It is a lovely little hotel, with everything you need. My dad stays in at least 60 different hotels a ... more


Very nice few days in Suffolk

23/09/2015 Richard S,

We stayed for four nights, in a very nice room in this quiet part of the city. We travelled around the area, and this hotel was a good base for doing just that. We dined only the once, but were served... more


Somewhere to rest for the night

23/09/2015 Courteneyjamie ,

Stayed here with my family and partner in the outside accommodation which was perfect for us! Very clean, comfy beds staff was very friendly... Even though the hotel is very small it has charm. It's t... more


Wonderful food.

15/09/2015 rosemarye514, Heathfield, United Kingdom

The actual hotel was a bit disappointing as it was not in a very attractive location and there was nowhere to sit outside and have coffee or drinks etc. Our downstairs room near reception and the hote... more