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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
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 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 222 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 80
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Rating: 1 6

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


Brilliant Staff

13/04/2019 William T, Peterborough

Went for a one night stay as we were going to a function. The room was small and the bathroom was tiny, I bumped my head on a glass shelf above the washbasin while trying to wash my face. We arrived a... more


Mothers Day Meal

07/04/2019 paul s, Ipswich, United Kingdom

An absolute must, staff were really friendly, did not feel that we were being rushed and nothing seemed to be too much to ask, went here for Mothers Day, 13 of us and not one complaint about anything,... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review of us. We are delighted to hear you had such an amazing experience dining with us! We are passionate about ensuring the experience of every single customer is a positive and memorable one. Many thanks Kind regards Frankie Manners Operations Manager


02/04/2019 dcsjacks, Morecambe, United Kingdom

Came here the night of 1st April 2019, 3 of us on a business trip. Cannot thank the night staff enough, absolutely awesome, very friendly, reception and bar staff - very professional - thanks Rooms ... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to fill in our customer review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will consider using our services again in the future, many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners-Operation Manager


02/04/2019 Stuart J, Oxford, United Kingdom

To stay the night here was just under £90 for bed and breakfast. The hotel is all locked up at 11pm. The hotel has character and the member of staff that greeted me was charming and helpful. But no ad... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mr Jarvis, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel; I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I assure you we value you as a Diamond member and do take on board your feedback. Unfortunately, due to the fact we were virtually fully booked last night there were no suitable rooms to offer you an upgrade, However I will investigate the other issues raised; we take your feedback seriously and will use this to improve our service to other guests. Once again please accept my sincere apologies for your disappointing stay and we hope you will continue to support us in the future, many thanks. Yours Sincerely Frankie Manners Operations Manager