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Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel.

Victorian charm in Chelmsford.

Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel is a lovingly converted Victorian House, set in 9 acres of beautifully matured gardens and ideally situated midway between Chelmsford and Brentwood.With beautifully landscaped gardens and a delightful patio, this hotel is a wonderful place to relax and recharge your batteries. First class service will make your business or leisure break even more enjoyable.

While you're with us, you'll have the chance to enjoy delicious food in wonderful surroundings. Like the fine wine we pour, the hotel only gets better with age!

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Writtle Road
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6238*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, 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
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Bartellas Restaurant

Located with a sparkling new extension "Bartellas" Restaurant offers Modern English and Continental cuisine on an individually priced menu. Also on offer is a Traditional Sunday Lunch menu.

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

The Lounge & Bar

A stunning new refurbishment and build have created our Lounge & Bar. open for Coffees & Sandwiched, Afternoon Teas or just to sit and relax in!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Hylands Golf Complex

Course information

Course Type: Parkland/links
Location: Off Site
Holes: 27
Par: 72
Distance: 6604 Yards
No handicap required


3 miles away in ingatestone


Driving range
Putting green golf facilites


9 holes £14.00
18 holes £24.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £10.00
Buggy hire £16.00
Tuition £40.00
Driving Range £3.00


Best Western Ivy Hill is the ideal choice for your big day, the beautiful house and the elegant landscaped gardens are a perfect backdrop for your celebrations, whether your party is for 2 or 250 guests. Best Western Ivy Hill is fully licensed for civil ceremonies, this includes weddings, civil partnerships, commitment ceremonies, naming ceremonies and renewal of vows.


Wedding service and reception venue

The newly refurbished Ivy Suites offer the perfect venue for your wedding reception. Overlooking the gardens, they offer views that are as tempting as the food we serve!


Our variety of function rooms, menu options and experienced staff will ensure that your party is remembered for all the right reasons.


Registry office:
17 Market Road , Chelmsford, CM1 1GF
01245 430700

For any enquiries please call on 01277 353040

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type CM4 0EH

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Nearest motorway: M25, J28, 9.00 miles
Nearest train station: Chelmsford, 5.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Stansted, 23.00 miles
Free parking on site (100 spaces)
On site disabled parking (3 spaces)

Writtle Road

What's nearby?


  • Colchester United FC (23 miles)


  • Chelmsford (2.9 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Those all-important board meetings will benefit from our pleasant 'out of office' refurbished surroundings, while general conferences and seminars can be hosted in one of our other flexible spaces.

Available room set ups

U shape

Ivy 1 & Ivy 2

Available independently or combined into one large room the Ivy Suite is adjacent to our syndicate rooms for easy breakout. With plenty of natural light it offers imediate access direct into the gardens.

Margaretting Suite

A dedicated Conference & Function suite, the Margaretting Suite has an independant entrance, its own facilities and a private garden.

Highwood Room

Situated on the first floor, the Highwood Room is air conditioned and private.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Ivy 1 50 20 20 20 30
Ivy 2 50 20 20 20 36
Ivy 1 & Ivy 2 90 40 46 44 76
Ivy Suite 0 0 0 0 120
Margaretting Suite 180 80 0 0 160
Highwood Room 60 24 28 32 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 288 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 124
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Rating: 1 5

Excellent for just out of town

28/05/2016 Chris G, Stockport, United Kingdom

We have stayed her now at least 4 times having the need to visit Chelmsford on occasions. The gardens and thus the outlook from some of the public rooms are particularly charming .Rooms are adequate ... more


Nice hotel

27/05/2016 Colin C, chelmsford, United Kingdom

very nice hotel and easy to get to . Good size rooms and very clean . Nice bathroom with shower and good size bath. Enjoyed my vegetarian meal and wine but very busy could get a table for night out of... more


Don't ask for Room 1

27/05/2016 Micheal P, Bromyard, United Kingdom

Think the room must have been above the kitchens. Had to catch a flight early the next morning and the constant door banging and noise from beneath us kept us awake all night! The hotel and staff were... more


Beautiful Location & Good Service

22/05/2016 Tim G,

We visited this hotel for a group function. The setting is picturesque and well maintained in the Essex countryside. The rooms were clean and tidy but a bit small and stuffy. The shower was excellen... more


Disappointing and over-priced

20/05/2016 ramblingrose2015, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

As this was a Best Western Hotel, we were extremely disappointed. We were here for a family wedding and stayed two nights. On arrival we were asked for a credit card and later that day we found £80 h... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us and I am disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Authorising a card at check in is a standard procedure at hotels around the world, we do not take the money but it is held in suspense by your card issuer to cover any extras which are charged to your room during your stay, on check out any of this which has been unused is then released, however depending on the type of card and bank it is issued by it can take 3-5 days for the money to reappear as an available balance. The room you had booked was a Feature Room and it was not the upgrade to this that cost £170, this was the total cost of the room per night including breakfast. The bed in the room has not been amended in any way, it is a complete piece which was supplied along with the rest of the matching items in the room. I am surprised by your comments about Bartellas, it receives a great deal of positive reviews and offers a wide choice of dishes, including the Traditional Favourites menu that you chose from offering main courses for just £11.75. The hotel is conveniently located moments from the A12, most people find that the location outweighs any slight traffic noise but we do realise that some people are lighter sleepers than others. We do hope you might consider us if you were in the area again. Jason Bartella Managing Director