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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 03330 034131


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 232 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 89
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Lovely property. Great staff

04/08/2019 robertmorriscooper, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Overnight stay as visiting Helmligham Hall for a car event. Slightly quirky older property with wood panelling on ground floor and lovely big comfortable bedrooms. Staff fantastic, really friendly and... more


THis is a fantastic hotel

28/07/2019 Hugo V, Ashington, United Kingdom

We have been here several times in the past, but not for a while. We can not find fault with this wonderful place, the food, the rooms, the service and the value for money, all fantastic. Even when th... more


First-class in every way!

15/07/2019 brianhA1669KZ, Morpeth, United Kingdom

You get a great welcome at the Gatehouse. Marianna always has a smile, from the moment you arrive at reception to the moment you leave. Nothing is too much trouble for her! Despite the fact there must... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Brian Thank you for taking the time to fill in the response review; we hope you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed your company. It is pleasant to receive positive feedback from our guests, you can look forward to a warm welcome on your return, many thanks. yours sincerely Frankie Manners Operations Manager

Another good stay

01/07/2019 paulspencer2015, Leeds, United Kingdom

This hotel only has 16 rooms so is small and friendly, not like many of the larger places, staff and food very good, rooms comfortable and surroundings very good, you are far enough away from Ipswich ... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Paul How lovely to hear that our team did such a wonderful job, people will very quickly point out the negatives and it is so refreshing that you have taken the time to commend the staff on their work. Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I am pleased you had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and we really do hope that you will visit us again. Kind regards Frankie Manners - Operations Manager

Pleasant stay and nice surroundings

30/06/2019 maldonian11, maldon essex

We enjoyed our stay and slept well. Breakfast freshly cooked to order and dinner was also enjoyable. Staff seemed thin on the ground but not a disadvantage as Marina is amazing and always seems to be ... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Good afternoon Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, I am very pleased the team were able to assist you so efficiently and I will pass on your comments to them. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners-Operations Manager