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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

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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)


  • 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


  • Trip Advisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 99 traveller reviews
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Only a wifi issue with this hotel

18/02/2015 Paul B, manchester, United Kingdom

WIFIin the room was terrible even in the bar area. Not acceptable in these modern times when you away fro two weeks at a time, it helps to speak to the family. The food was excellant at set menu or... more


Friendly staff but 3 unfriendly fire alarms

12/02/2015 no_public_name, London, United Kingdom

Stayed for 1 night. Very friendly staff. Clean room that was a decent size. Sink had a crack in it and the room had sloping ceilings which it is easy to bang your head on. You could also hear people... more


Lovely hotel , friendly staff and gorgeous food!

26/01/2015 Dawylou, Rochester, kent

we stayed here last night as we booked so we could visit friends nearby. Absolutely gorgeous hotel, lots of lovely wood and cornices etc very traditional. Wonderful friendly staff, must mention... more


Absolutely fine

19/12/2014 maljinks, London, United Kingdom

I stayed for just one night having pre-paid online. Check in was quick and efficient. I was shown to my room within minutes and I was pleased with my room. Ground floor at the rear of the building... more


a good location, ok for business

16/12/2014 Craig S, Telford, United Kingdom

not a bad hotel, staff friendly, food good, not a very large area to relax in the hotel bar. a stopover rather than a long term stay breakfast is good with a nice choice and freshly prepared internet... more