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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
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 01473 741897


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

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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)

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 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 226 traveller reviews
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Baby shower

23/06/2019 Imogeneddie,

Held my daughters baby shower at the gatehouse today, wonderful service, couldn't do enough for us. Marina was wonderful at organising all the tables etc. The chef provided a wonderful buffet with lot... 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 we are happy that you had an enjoyable afternoon with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners-Operations Manager.

Home from home - friendly hotel

21/06/2019 sbccolin, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I have stayed at this hotel regularly for a number of months now, and feel I am in a position to write a review. The hotel is small and charming and set in tranquil grounds which are lovely to walk in... more


Clean, friendly. Excellent food

05/06/2019 Emma D,

Comfortable. Clean. Excellent food, evening meal and breakfast. Staff friendly and helpful. Good WiFi. Makes a pleasant change from soulless and standard modern hotels. Would recommend for one o... more


Over night stay for wedding

20/05/2019 Global53498227787, Maidstone, United Kingdom

The staff and services were great will be staying again when next in area I was impressed with the gentle charm of the Hotel and it's settings it was a very tranquil. And to find a good carpark was a ... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Wonderful; we are delighted you enjoyed your stay; I will commend the team for their hard work and we hope you will return to stay in the future; many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners- Operations Manager

Very welcoming and lovely food

15/04/2019 Chris430, Cambridge, United Kingdom

I stayed here for two nights and so booked the cheapest single room. On arrival, early evening on a Friday, I was offered an upgrade to a double. My first ever upgrade! I was delighted! The room was a... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return in the future. Regards, Frankie Manners Operations Manager Claydon and Gatehouse Hotels