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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

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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 Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 373 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 176
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Rating: 1 5


09/09/2017 William L,

From first contact regarding plans for our wedding, the staff at the Ivy Hill Hotel were fabulous. Always very helpful and very friendly. The pre wedding plans were perfect and were put together with ... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your fantastic review. I am pleased everything went well and I hope you do not leave it too long before you come and visit us again for perhaps afternoon tea or dine in Bartellas Restaurant. Thank you again Jason Bartella Managing Director

A very pleasant afternoon

05/09/2017 deborahbladonkit2017, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

The Afternoon Tea was a present for my Sisters 50th Birthday. This was very good value for money, lovely surroundings and overall a very pleasant afternoon. Oh yes and the Tea & cake was yummy! I wo... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
We are delighted you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience, what a lovely way to celebrate such a special birthday. We hope to see you again in the near future, you can never have too much cake! Kind Regards Jason Bartella

Great wedding venue

03/09/2017 suewilty, Belfast, United Kingdom

Attended a friend's wedding and stayed overnight, what a lovely location, the gardens and patio area were great for photos and drinks and we were lucky to have beautiful weather. The staff were very a... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay whilst celebrating your friends wedding, its always nice to be able to stay over and extend the occasion into a weekend away and a blessing with such beautiful weather makes things even better. We hope you will stay again when you are next in the area. Kind Regards Jason Bartella

Birthday Bash and Overnight Stay

14/08/2017 Welikecomfort, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

A little late getting around to give this review of a very good event and stay!! In May this year, we held a party for family and a few friends at the Ivy Hill Hotel. We hired a function room for dr... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review Ivy Hill Hotel, it's good to hear that you had a wonderful party and that both Mary and Libby were so helpful in arranging and ensuring the evening went so smoothly. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay overnight in our contemporary bedrooms with your family and friends and sincerely hope that you will think of us again when planning the next future event. Thank you again. Kind Regards Jason Bartella

Excellent Service

12/08/2017 Purfleet1, Purfleet

My wife and I stayed at the hotel as part of a wedding party, the staff were friendly and helpful, and when we left a couple of items behind in the room they went out there way to ensure that we got t... more

Owner Response
HLGroup, Owner at Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review following your recent stay at the hotel whilst attending a wedding reception. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and that the staff looked after you so well. I do hope you will consider to stay with us again when you are next visiting the area. Thank you again. Kind regards Jason Bartella Managing Director