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Best Western Gatehouse Hotel

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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


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One night stop over for the Stock Cars at Foxhall

17/09/2017 SteveEssex_UK, Silsden, United Kingdom

Allowed to check in early and place my bag in the room as I knew a late night was expected. All I wanted was a comfortable bed for the night and that is what I got. The staff were welcoming and friend... more


Quiet Location, Great Staff, Delicious Food

21/08/2017 Judith J, Encinitas, California

Our guide Glynn Burrows of Norfolk Tours booked us at this lovely little Ipswich hotel on the outskirts of the city. Features that stand out include an accommodating staff (Cristina,the superb chef; S... more


Fantastic stay

10/08/2017 Dennis S, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

We have stayed at a lot of 4 star Best Western hotels, although this one is on!y 3stars it is right up there with the best of them. Beautiful building,rooms spotless with modern fittings. Food absol... more



09/08/2017 dannyj1234, Hedge End, United Kingdom

A very personal hotel and the one reason I returned was because of this service I received from an amazing lady named Sal Brame - she made me feel so welcome and her customer service was exceptional! ... more


Great hotel great food

31/07/2017 MrnMrsSigs,

Stayed here with my partner whilst completing a cycling event. Hotel allowed us to take bikes into the room and because i emailed in advanced accomodated us with a suitable room for this. Room lovel... more