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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


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

Send to Tom Tom

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 Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 409 traveller reviews
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Tea for two - plus two

16/06/2018 RangerRoger, Essex England

Four of us enjoyed afternoon tea on Sunday afternoon. In spite of being busy with a large event we were seated in a quiet corner of the lounge which we had to ourselves. Glass of Prosecco to start the... more


Stunning setting

02/06/2018 Donna D, Haverhill, United Kingdom

Stayed here for one night only, great hotel, quite modern, warm welcome on arrival. Our room was beautiful, had everything we could possibly of needed. We did not eat in the restaurant. We sat outside... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your complimentary review. I am pleased you had a wonderful stay with us and found our bedrooms beautiful. It is wonderful that the warm weather meant you were able to sit outside and enjoy our beautiful gardens. We hope you return soon, and perhaps manage to dine in our Restaurant as well. Jason Bartella Managing Director


22/05/2018 Martin T,

I use the hotel often for meetings and impromptu working and the service is always very good especially in the lounge bar and in particular from one member of staff - Trevor. Always attentive, frien... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, It is wonderful to hear you visit Ivy Hill on numerous occasions and find the level of service you receive from our staff to be very good. We hope you visit us again soon, perhaps for lunch or dinner in our restaurant Bartellas. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Very nice hotel, staff and location

17/05/2018 michaelJ8071MB, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Would definitely stay again, good menu choice and the quality of the food is also good. Lovely outside eating/drinking area Pleasant staff in the restaurant and in the hotel. Rooms are clean and comf... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Ivy Hill and managed to enjoy dining outside due to the lovely weather we have been experiencing. I am pleased you managed to dine in our Restaurant and found our bedrooms clean and comfortable. It is wonderful you would consider returning, we hope you don't leave it too long. Jason Bartella Managing Director


16/05/2018 terry t, Epping, United Kingdom

One of the best hotels I have stayed at for a wedding reception. Staff were very helpful and always available to assist, the food was very good, well presented and plentifull. Grounds to wander in if ... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your lovely review, I am pleased you had a wonderful overnight stay with us at the Ivy Hill. It is always delightful to hear people have had a wonderful time at our venue and enjoyed the food and service delivered by our staff. We hope you return soon, perhaps for dinner in our Restaurant. Jason Bartella Managing Director