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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


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


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 216 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 76
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Rating: 1 5

Small, quirky, charming hotel that exceeded expectations

16/02/2019 817DavidL, Frodsham, United Kingdom

Last week I stayed for 3 nights along with a colleague (who had made the reservation) and 3 clients. We were all impressed and would be happy to return. My room (8) was spacious and attractive, with a... more


Superb Customer Service and & Food but needs some modernisation

12/02/2019 ChrisT190, Chingford

We stayed here for two nights with friends in rooms 1 and 2. We had a warm welcome from Marianne and we were given room 2. Whist it was a large room the old sash windows are in desperate need of repai... more


A little gem

23/01/2019 Businesstraveller67, Bicester, United Kingdom

My first time stopping at this hotel while in the area on business for three nights. The staff are very friendly, a welcoming smile and happy to spend a few minutes having a chat. Breakfast is coo... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for the great review; lovely to receive positive feedback,we look forward to your return, many thanks. your sincerely Frankie Manners Operations Manager Property 83676

Hospitality at its Best

13/01/2019 lynne7232019, Harwich, United Kingdom

Group of friends (6 Couples) met for a belated New Year Get together. Rooms were spacious and comfortable. Chef was superb to the extend of creating food for 2 vegans in our party. Staff were friendly... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the hotel, your feedback is extremely important to us and we are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay. We do hope you will visit again and we look forward to welcoming you back, many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners Operations Manager

A little gem

27/11/2018 chrislamport, Maidstone, United Kingdom

My first visit and yes I will return. A good deal direct for my meals and stay. Pleasant greeting from Marianna, very helpful throughout this stay. Susan,Heather and Head chef can't remember his name... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to fill in the customer response review; it is encouraging to receive positive feedback from our guests, i have passed on your comments to the staff mentioned including Jason the our chef. We look forward to your visit again in the future, many thanks. your sincerely Frank Frankie Manners Operations Manager