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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 308 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 135
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Rating: 1 5

Helpful staff, lovey rooms

23/09/2016 Alice H, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

I had booked the bridal suite and 3 other rooms for myself and my wedding party. The bridal suite is amazing. The room is spacious and nicely decorated and the bathroom is bright and modern. The staf... more


Mostly good but a few issues

01/09/2016 Drooper901, Chester, United Kingdom

Good points: * Superior room spacious and well laid out * Good shower and hot water * Comfortable bed * Good desk provided for laptop users * Wifi worked well * Generally very nice hotel But: * Noise... 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. I am pleased that in the main you enjoyed your stay and apologise that there were some issues at breakfast, I will speak to the team to review staffing. With regards to air conditioning, we are only a 3 star hotel and do not have or claim to have air conditioning in any of our rooms, each room does have a fan to help with cooling the room on warmer nights. Unfortunately the proximity of the A12 does cause issues for those guests that are lighter sleepers but it does also mean we are in a great location for easy access to all the major roads as well as the city of Chelmsford and nearby Brentwood. I do hope you will stay again when you are next in the area and hopefully it will be cooler by then. Jason Bartella Managing Director

fantastic atmosphere

25/08/2016 Lyn T, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

On August 13th 20016 my son and his fiancé chose this hotel for the venue for their wedding, this is the most beautiful place I have ever been to the staff were fantastic from the time wee arrived I'm... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your son's recent wedding. I am pleased that the team looked after you and your guests well and I will make sure that your comments are passed on to them, we will also take your comments on board about access for disabled guests and see if there are improvements that can be made. We hope to welcome you all back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Fantastic atmosphere

15/08/2016 Doverboi,

I had my wedding and reception at this lovely venue, from start to finish the staff were amazing and they were very quick to deal with any issues that came up. The hotel had a number of function room ... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and for choosing Ivy Hill as the venue for your special day. I am pleased that you and your guests enjoyed the day and you were all well looked after by the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Overnight Stay

14/08/2016 Roy L, Yeovil, United Kingdom

Warm friendly welcoming and efficient staff added to a smallish intimate hotel with character and easily accessible location just off the A12 all contributed to a lovely stay. Would recommend the Best... 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. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back when you are in the area again. Jason Bartella Managing Director