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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 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 212 traveller reviews
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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


Lovely quiet hotel with good breakfast

26/10/2018 tabletennisgraham, Dartford, United Kingdom

Stayed here on business for two nights. The staff were very friendly and breakfast was freshly cooked and delicious. The restaurant food was very tasty and good value and the Addams beer in the bar wa... more


friendly and full of character

25/10/2018 sbccolin, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

what a charming hotel, oak panneling in the public rooms . clean through out and cared for. have stayed several times in different rooms in the main house and all have had a comfortable bed and refurb... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have accommodated you at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel and we look forward to your return hopefully sometime in the further. I will pass on your compliments to Marina Yours Sincerely Frankie Manners - Operations Manager


16/10/2018 Deb4658, London, United Kingdom

Arrived late and the staff waited up for us (felt a bit sorry for her as she was waiting to go to bed). Very welcoming. I could not fault any of the staff in anyway but the room we had (an outside ann... more


Lovely Atmospheric Hotel

23/09/2018 _ellecooper431, Bromley, United Kingdom

My mum and I enjoyed an extremely pleasant overnight stay at The Gatehouse Hotel. We were impressed with the interior of the hotel including dinky bar area and oak panelling throughout. Our bedrooms w... more

Owner Response
Claydon I, Manager at Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Wonderful; delighted you enjoyed your stay; I will commend the team for their hard work and we hope you will return in the future. Many thanks. Kind regards Frankie Manners - Operations Manager