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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 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 Luke Bearne

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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 40 guests, with fine dining and a number of buffet options on the menu!


Registry office:

For any enquiries please call Frankie Manners 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

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 240 traveller reviews
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A wonderful spot to stay

28/10/2019 LionOfKama, Indianapolis, Indiana

I was passing through the area and only stayed one night, but it was perfect for my needs. My room was comfortable, and a bit spacious compared to what I expected from other English travels. The bed... more


Querky but great customer service

29/09/2019 sbccolin, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Stayed here regulary and the standard of customer service never fails. always a friendly greeting and nothing too much trouble. the staff are joy and so friendly. The evening food is excellent value... more


Great find in Ipswich

22/09/2019 Wroe55, Huntingdon, England, United Kingdom

Stayed at the Gatehouse hotel. Hotel is only a short drive from the centre of Ipswich. The hotel is an eclectic mix of buildings sitting in 3 acres of grounds. The room we had was nice and modern but ... more


faulty towers

04/09/2019 jonesbryan,

we recently had the misfortune to stay at this hotel one saturday. things didnt start well when we booked in and was confronted by an arrogrant eastern european receptionist who struggled with basic e... more


Lovely hotel and excellent restaurant

04/09/2019 310deborah, Sutton, United Kingdom

We stayed for a local family wedding. The hotel was very clean, pretty and the staff were more than helpful, attentive and efficient. Although we booked a table in the restaurant (7.30 on a Friday n... more