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Best Western Priory Hotel.

Be our guest in Bury St Edmunds.

Best Western Priory Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk is one of those rare and delightful discoveries; a privately owned and run hotel where the welcome is warm and personal, the standards high and the hospitality unique. A true oasis of calm, the hotel is ideal for business travellers seeking peace and quiet away from the office, while our Grade II listed building is the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend too. Landscaped gardens and old priory walls only add to the tranquil environment! With 1 AA rosettes for our food, free parking inside our walled grounds and excellent banqueting facilities, you'll want for nothing during your stay. And when you do visit, you'll see exactly why the hotel enjoys its reputation as a premier venue in East Anglia!

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Mildenhall Road
Bury St. Edmunds
IP32 6EH
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6047*


2016 dinner inclusive rates offer a £24 per person à la carte allowance
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted Pets in garden rooms only. £10 per dog per night.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Matthew Cooke


Garden Restaurant

Our restaurant offers an exciting blend of British and European influenced cuisine. The menus demonstrate a technique, flair and imagination that regularly wins awards for culinary excellence!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07.00 - 09.30
Lunch: 12.00 - 14.00
Dinner: 19.00 - 21.30
Weekend times may vary

Lounge Bar

Relaxing and casual, our lounge is the perfect place for a pint! We serve local beer from Greene King, so you can get a true taste of East Anglia.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Bury St Edmunds

Course information

Course Type:
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6675 Yards
No handicap required


2.2 miles away in Bury St Edmunds


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £40.00


Course information

Course Type:
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Distance: 0 Yards
No handicap required


2.00 miles away in Bury St Edmunds


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £30.00


Quietly hidden behind the historic walls of an old priory, our hotel is an idyllic venue for weddings. The standards of service are second to none too, so from the ceremony, menus, wines, flowers and photography to your departure from the hotel as a married couple, we'll take care of everything and everyone!


Wedding service and reception venue

We can offer you exclusive use of the hotel! Just think, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, the whole hotel, its facilities, the grounds and every member of staff will be all yours!


Our Head Chef will be happy to discuss your menu requirements for your big day. All our menus are produced with the finest local produce and best quality ingredients!


Registry office:
Bury St Edmunds
St Margarets, 7 The Churchyard, Suffolk, IP33 1RX
01284 741221

Complimentary Honeymoon Suite - for those celebrating their ceremony & reception with us.
Complimentary place cards & table plan
Complimentary anniversary dinner - when booked in conjunction with an overnight stay, at special reduced rates

For any enquiries please call Tracy Reader on 01284 766181

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type IP32 6EH

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Nearest motorway: A14, J9, 0.50 miles
Nearest train station: Bury St Edmunds, 0.50 miles
Nearest airport: London Stansted, 30.00 miles
Free parking on site (60 spaces)
On site disabled parking (4 spaces)

Mildenhall Road
Bury St. Edmunds
IP32 6EH

What's nearby?


  • Newmarket Racecourse (15 miles)

  • Snetterton Racing Track (18 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • St Edmundsbury Cathedral and Abbey Gardens (2 miles)

  • The Apex Theatre (2 miles)

  • Ickworth House National Trust (3 miles)

  • Greene King Brewery and Visitors Centre (2 miles)

  • Newmarket Horse Racing (15 miles)


  • Bury St Edmunds (1.3 miles)

  • Cambridge (27 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Our hotel provides an ideal getaway from the non-stop office life, and can accommodate a wide variety of corporate events including residential meetings, conferences, product launches and exhibitions. All of our meeting rooms have natural daylight, with several enjoying views of the gardens!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Babwell 24 10 10 10 12
Langton 70 30 26 26 50
Garden Restaurant 60 0 0 24 44
Conservatory 24 14 16 16 28
Terrace 24 14 16 18 28
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 408 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 115
Rating: 4 145
Rating: 3 84
Rating: 2 51
Rating: 1 13

Another Weekend away at the Best Weston

27/11/2016 maddie672014, Essex, United Kingdom

Having just spent the weekend in Bury for the Christmas Fayre and having booked ourselves into the Best Weston we feel you should all know.....No the Hotel may not have the best decor and could do wit... more


Tired and in need of an overhaul

27/11/2016 Essexcomet, Essex, UK

We stayed here yesterday to attend Christmas market. We had two rooms, both were in garden area. They were clean, but very tired and worn. The bathroom was the worst, loose tiles, mound and black scum... more


Fantastic Service, Great Food, Great Rooms

20/11/2016 hcf1, swansea

Just back from a weekend at this hotel with my mum and her partner. The rooms were great, I was in a single but the bed was almost double. Very comfortable. We ate in the hotel both evenings, the food... more


Very disappointing

15/11/2016 LynneHC, Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

We were invited to a friend's birthday lunch, 12 of us in the party, and had pre-ordered our menu choices. We felt embarrassed for our hosts for a number of reasons. The service was appalling and to f... more

Owner Response
Stephan_Marriott11, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Priory Hotel, responded to this review
Dear LynneHC, Myself and all the staff at the Priory are extremely disappointed that we did not meet your expectations during your family event back in September. Myself and Anna are the new Management Couple at the Priory and have taken over from the 1st of November. Reading through our Trip Advisor reviews from the past two weeks it is clear to see that we are moving forward with regards to service and standards. I would very much appreciate if you could contact the hotel directly and speak to myself in hope we could deal with this matter in person. Kind regards, Stephan Marriott General Manager

Birthday celebrations and stay

14/11/2016 paulapettitt5, Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

We used the Priory as our venue for my Mother's birthday celebrations. From start to finish the staff could not have been more accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble and we all had a great evenin... more

Owner Response
Stephan_Marriott11, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Priory Hotel, responded to this review
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind comments! We are delighted to hear that our team was able to contribute to making your family celebrations such a success. It was a pleasure being a part of your family event and it is great to hear that you wouldn't hesitate to visit us again. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Priory in the future.