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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.

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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 156 traveller reviews
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Hotel with character and charm

09/09/2016 William P, Ipswich, United Kingdom

The Gatehouse is a hotel with charm, A Georgian building that has a period dining room and a snug bar area. The food at dinner was excellent, and the full English breakfast was freshly cooked to order... more


Jet another wonderful 3 nights

23/08/2016 Hugo V, Ashington, United Kingdom

Yet again we stayed at the Gatehouse, this time only for B and B as we were visiting family. As always the staff were incredibly friendly and both Sharon and Villiers were brilliant and soo friendly. ... more


Warm welcome, Good Service and Good Food

15/08/2016 Sean K, Stroud, United Kingdom

This was our first stay at the Gatehouse Hotel. It is an old property with a lot of character and in general terms is very clean and presentable. The property has plenty of parking around the back and... more


Hotel good, food not so good...

10/08/2016 cramptwin11, Goole, United Kingdom

The hotel itself was nice, the rooms are nice and so are the staff. The only thing that lets this place down is the food, I got a steak for the evening meal and asked for it medium rare and it came ou... more

Owner Response
BWClaydonHotel, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Good Afternoon, On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we would like to look into this matter further if you could contact the Head Chef directly on 01473 830382 or by email frankie.manners@hotelsipswich.com. we do have a few questions that we would like to ask you to be able to complete the investigation. Kind Regards Sharron Eaton If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 01473 830382.

afternoon visit

07/07/2016 obrienpaul, Ipswich, United Kingdom

we only went to the gatehouse hotel as it is within walking distance of our home on a beautiful may day & we have stayed in best western hotels in france & ireland in the past & found them very good .... more