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What We Love

  • An elegant, family-friendly stately home, with full English breakfast and dinner creditThe after-hours access to the Capability Brown Italianate gardens
  • Romantic candlelit dinners in Frederick's Restaurant
  • The extensive treatment menu, using luxury Elemis products

What To Know

  • Located just two hours from London on 1,800 acres of lush ground
  • All 27 guestrooms are dog-friendly
  • WiFi is patchy


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A beautiful, Italianate-style hotel on the spectacular Ickworth estate, with breakfast and daily dinner credit


With a stay at The Ickworth Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, you’ll be minutes from Ickworth House and close to Suffolk Regiment Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and Theatre Royal.


Make yourself at home in one of the 38 guestrooms featuring DVD players and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an indoor pool and an outdoor tennis court. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and an elevator (lift). Limited parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Ickworth Hotel
Bury St Edmunds
Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE United Kingdom


Let down by evening meal

Enjoyed our overnight stay here,although the double bed in our room was a tad small. However the stay was marked down to 3 due to the evening meal which I will mention shortly. The Hotel is in a great setting being part of Ickworth House. Staff helpful and friendly enough.
Right onto the food. Breakfast,could not fault it. The evening meal. We did not have a 3 course meal as it is usually too much for us. So it was the mains and dessert.
My wife opted for the 28 day hung steak. The steak was average, had lots of watercress, and Six chips !
At a cost of £28 for that course only. Dessert for her was a chocolate brownie with ice cream. She says it was ok.
I opted for the hake, which came with cauliflower. I like my fish,but this came in a round bowl. The hake was that small I could have ate it in 2 forkfuls, possibly one !! There was some sauces it sat on, and two of the smallest cauliflower florets. That was £23.50p. I opted then for the cheese board, which was in fact very good. Plenty of biscuits,grapes and 3 cheeses. The fact I opted for the cheese board was to try and fill me up a bit after the hake. All in all found the restaurant ok, but let down by the portions. I stayed in a 5 star hotel in Madeira in October,and what a difference in food ! I had salmon fillet there served on a nice bed of lentils and other dressings. Incidentally this is the first hotel I have stayed in that does not give you some bread or a roll as standard. I fact here you have to pay for it.

Not family friendly, horrible reception staff. Avoid.

Booked this hotel and pre-paid. When I turned up at reception I only had my work credit card which I cannot use, they said that they needed a £50 credit card impression, my wife was following from London by train and I explained that she would provide a credit card and offered them £50 cash in the meantime. They would not a cash deposit?? Would not hold onto my credit card as a physical deposit and would not let us check into the room until my wife arrived. This left me and two tired small children to wait for a long time until we could get into the room that we had already paid for in full. The lady on reception could not have been more rude or confrontational. Add in the tired decor and below average quality but above average price food and you have a dire experience.

Wonderful afternoon tea

Fabulous! Choice of teas or coffee or you can order a sparkling tea. Lovely fresh sandwich fingers - smoked salmon, ham, cheese, cucumber (of course!). Two scones - plain and fruit, jam and clotted cream. Scrummy citrus possett, carrot cake, tiny lemon meringue pies to finish. All delicious and in an extremely attractive orangery. Will we go back? You bet!!!!