2 Best Hotels in Bury St. Edmunds, East Anglia

Ickworth Hotel

$$ | Off A143, Horringer, IP29 5QE, England

You can live like nobility in the east wing of the Italianate Ickworth House, set on 1,800 acres. The splendid public rooms have stylish mid-20th century furniture and striking modern art. This look extends to most bedrooms, though some still have luxe antique furnishings. The rows of tiny Wellies in the porch attest to the hotel's emphasis on being family-friendly. Children are catered to with a free day-care room (for kids under eight), a game center, and a cinema room, where kids' meals are served between 5 and 6 daily. Adults can dine in the upscale Frederick's restaurant or the more casual Conservatory. Kids also get special menus, and the kitchen even provides freshly made baby food. There's also a small spa, although you may need to book treatments ahead at busy times.

Pros

  • Gorgeous grounds
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Family-friendly vibe

Cons

  • Price can double at certain times in summer
  • Two-night minimum on weekends
  • "family-friendly" can feel more like "overrun with kids"
Off A143, Horringer, IP29 5QE, England
01284-735350
hotel Details
38 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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The Old Cannon Brewery

$ | 86 Cannon St., Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 1JR, England

This delightful old inn near the Bury St. Edmunds train station has a handful of bedrooms in its converted Victorian brewhouse. The accommodations aren't lavish, but rooms are comfortable and modern, with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. The pub serves tasty, predominantly British food (with a few international twists, such as Turkish kebabs and Czech goulash). True to the name the Old Brewery still makes its own beer—a great rarity in these days of brewery-owned chain pubs. The beer also goes into the batter for their fish-and-chips. How's that for holding up tradition?

Pros

  • Full of character
  • Good food and beer
  • Friendly hosts

Cons

  • Pub is noisy until closing time
  • Bathrooms are a little basic
  • Few extras
86 Cannon St., Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 1JR, England
01284-768769
hotel Details
7 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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