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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 0844 387 6264*


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
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Rooms & Rates


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
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 136 traveller reviews
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Building needs re vamp staff great

17/01/2016 Fourth_Monkey, Brighton, United Kingdom

I stayed here for one night on a business trip. The hotel was hard to find in the dark as its blends in with the houses and not lit like other hotels, appears more like a B&B. There is a car park at t... more

Owner Response
BWClaydonHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel. We welcome the feedback you have given and hope that you will stay with us again. Kind regards Heather Billing - Operations Manager Claydon and Gatehouse Hotels.

Great Stay

17/11/2015 coalmanshoss, Pickering

Looking tired but its was still a good place to stay. I had a ground floor room which was close to reception so was slightly worried that i might be bothered by noise but it was OK. The reception staf... more


A one night stay of unexpected delight

16/11/2015 Jeffrey D, Greater London, United Kingdom

This is a hotel whose building and fixture and furnishings cry out for investment and restoration. But in the face of a declining property, the staff are wonderful! A superb manager- but all concerned... more


Great Stay

12/11/2015 Richard G, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

I have stayed at this hotel for the last 3 weeks and have found it to be a really great place. The room as been both spacious comfortable and well appointed. The staff have been friendly, approachable... more


Great base while visiting family in the area

10/11/2015 Bartart, Maryland

The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. They seem to rotate duties between reception, dining room and bar. The hotel is on a quiet road on the quiet side of Ipswich yet handy for all amenities, ... more

Owner Response
BWGatehouse, Manager at BEST WESTERN Gatehouse Hotel, responded to this review
Wonderful, delighted you enjoyed your stay, i will comment the team and the chefs and we hope you will return in the future. Kind regards Heather Billing Operations Manager