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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

To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 01277 353040


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

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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
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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 £10.00
18 holes £24.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire £16.00
Tuition £40.00
Driving Range £3.50


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.

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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

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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 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 478 traveller reviews
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Rotary Club Charter Celebration Dinner

22/06/2019 senegail, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Our club celebrated our 44th Charter Night here in the Margaretting Suite. After a welcome drink, we enjoyed an excellent 3 course meal. Libby and her staff attended to us perfectly. All that we had h... more


Helpful staff, lovely breakfast

16/06/2019 Adventure13716621833, Norwich, United Kingdom

Staff were helpful in enabling us to access our room earlier than planned due to visiting to attend a wedding. Room was clean and tidy (warm, but there was a fan which we used) and breakfast was lovel... more


Good recovery

10/06/2019 Squashkid19,

We stayed at The Ivy Hill for a wedding round the corner, and we enjoyed ourselves. We checked in and the girl on the desk was lovely. However, upon entering our room we were disappointed to find th... 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 our hotel. I apologise for the error you experienced when checking in, but I am glad we managed to swiftly resolve this issue. It is wonderful you enjoyed your stay and found the breakfast to be great. I hope when you are next in the area you stay with us again. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Husbands 50th Birthday celebration

04/06/2019 lisa w,

I hosted my Husbands 50th Birthday celebration at the hotel and it was fantastic Libby and her team were brilliant they were helpful and friendly and nothing was ever a problem with all of our require... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am delighted you all had a wonderful time celebrating your husbands 50th. It is fantastic you found the level of service from all of our staff to be wonderful, as we aim to deliver a 5 star service, which I am glad you were not disappointed. I shall gladly pass on your comments to the team. We hope to see you all again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director


28/05/2019 EMSBEE, Frodsham, United Kingdom

We attended a 60th birthday party here, and it was excellent. The party food was superb and the breakfast was superb. Staff were all friendly and helpful and the room was first class. In all, impos... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your lovely review and for rewarding us with 5 stars. I am pleased you found the venue room to be first class, the food to be superb and the service from our staff friendly and helpful. It is always wonderful to hear such glowing reviews and I am pleased you all had a wonderful evening. I hope when you are next in the area, you visit us again. Jason Bartella Managing Director