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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


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


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 229 traveller reviews
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Wonderful Hotel

30/08/2015 SMS1959, Durham, United Kingdom

I work away and have been staying in the Ivy Hill for the last 10weeks, I couldn't ask for better, staff are friendly, service is great and cleanliness is very good The grounds are great and the peac... more


Afternoon Tea

17/08/2015 Lynnp1660, London, United Kingdom

We went to the hotel today with a travelzoo voucher offer. The hotel and gardens are very nice and the staff pleasant and helpful. I had great expectations when the 3 choices of open sandwich arrived... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your recent visit for afternoon tea. I am pleased that you liked our new lounge and enjoyed the open sandwiches but am disappointed to hear your comments about the cakes. As you can see from the other reviews most people enjoy the sweet treats offered but I have discussed your comments with the chef and his team and they will be making some changes as a result. I do hope we would be able to welcome you back as even without the Travelzoo offer our Afternoon Tea is very reasonably priced at just £12.95 per person. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Amazing meal & service, wonderful hotel and grounds. Would recommend to everyone

11/08/2015 tray251162, london

We booked the Ivy1 function room for a private dinner for my Dad's 80th birthday. Our party consisted of 14 adults and three babies/toddlers. Well, whatt can I say! fantastic service. Fantastic food. ... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your recent celebration at Ivy Hill. I am pleased you all enjoyed your meal and that you were well looked after by the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Afternoon Tea

09/08/2015 Phil-wool, Romford, United Kingdom

This is the second time we have been to The Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel for afternoon cream tea and once again it was 5* tea and service. We had booked table for 6 as the weather was so nice we asked... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your visit for afternoon tea and congratulations on your anniversary. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit and were able to make the most of the sunshine and enjoy your tea on our new outside area. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Afternoon tea

06/08/2015 Barry B, Hockley, United Kingdom

This was our second visit for afternoon tea on a Groupon voucher. The lounge where we had tea was newly refurbished. The Ivy Hill serves open sandwiches which is a nice alternative to the standard f... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at BEST WESTERN Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your recent visit to The Lounge for Afternoon Tea. I am pleased you liked the new area within the hotel, the light airy feel and views out over the gardens make it the perfect spot for a relaxed afternoon. I will make sure that your comments about the food and service are passed on to the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director