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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*


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


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.

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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 Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 475 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 152
Rating: 4 160
Rating: 3 92
Rating: 2 54
Rating: 1 17

Perfectly acceptable

23/07/2017 DrJo1968, London, United Kingdom

Stayed one July Saturday night. Clean and spacious room and bathroom. Good breakfast. Quite hot in room 5: would be more of an issue if the weather was better! Maybe the hotel should offer a fan i... more


Covers the basics

22/07/2017 2Go0rNot2Go, Suffolk, United Kingdom

This is the first time we have stayed here, we would return if it was the same price, but don't expect too much. Read the other reviews, yes it needs a facelift, the beds were quite hard, the bathroom... more


Mrs Keyte

20/07/2017 ekeyte,

We stayed here before a wedding and were delighted by the room and the excellent dinner. The garden is lovely. Most surprising was the generosity of the staff, especially Lauren, who looked after our ... more

Owner Response
Kelly K, Owner at Best Western Priory Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Priory Hotel. Your comments have been duly passed on to our staff, We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Stay on two separate occasions

20/07/2017 Donna T, Norwich, United Kingdom

This hotel really does need a facelift. First time I stayed I was in upstairs near kitchen and room was very hot and the shower was broken so very very hot. Second time I was in the garden rooms which... more

Owner Response
Kelly K, Owner at Best Western Priory Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to read your comments, but delighted to say that we have a refurbishment project ahead of us and have already completed some refurbishments. We hope that you will return again in the future to see the improvements we have made.

Don't stay here

18/07/2017 Pauline H,

Stayed in chalet in grounds of hotel, bedroom ok apart from very hard pillows. Bathroom had had grouting done between tiles, but needs updating on fixtures and fittings. Main hotel desperate for updat... more

Owner Response
Kelly K, General Manager at Best Western Priory Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am so sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. The hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment in some areas around the hotel, and would really like the opportunity to welcome you back in the future to show you the progress we have made, and hopefully restore your faith in our hotel.