Please note, our restaurant is closed over the festive period on certain dates due to Christmas Party nights:
The Best Western Priory Hotel is hidden behind its grade two listed walls on the main route into Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Described by our guests as an 'oasis of calm', we are a privately owned and operated hotel. Part of BEST WESTERN Hotels
AA Three Star with a 82% merit score.
36 Bedrooms, many enjoying direct access to our private landscaped grounds.
Two AA rosettes for our food in the Garden Restaurant.
Complimentary parking inside our walls for up to 60 cars.
Free Wifi for residential guests,available throughout the hotel and bedrooms.
Meetings and Conferences.
Recommended for special events, civil weddings, civil partnerships and naming ceremonies.
Open to both residential and non residential guests the Best Western Priory Hotel offers a very warm and personal welcome to all of its guests.
We offer high standards of hospitality, efficient, friendly service and value for money; without compromising on quality.
The Managers and Staff endeavour to look after your every need and our ongoing attention to detail is key to our commitment to your comfort and well being.
We invite our guests to come 'through the wall' to enjoy our secret gardens, a fitting backdrop to your civil wedding ceremony, celebratory event or even for a glass of wine before dinner in the Garden Restaurant.
The BEST WESTERN Priory Hotel has a reputation as a premier venue within East Anglia and our location makes us the ideal base for weekend breaks to Suffolk or as a meeting venue for your team.
As part of our BEST WESTERN Hotel membership we pass a two day assessment which focuses on the quality of our service and that quality standards are met and exceeded in our hotel bedrooms and public areas. We have great commitment to this process and we are always refurbishing the hotel, striving to have great facilities for our guests to enjoy.
On behalf of the Management and Staff,I look forward to welcoming you to our lovely hotel,
Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk was once the capital of East Anglia and the town and surrounding area are full of history. This lovely mediaeval market town has a warm and friendly atmosphere throughout the year.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE TRAIN STATION:
We are approximately a ½ mile from the train station. Walking down the hill from the station (keeping it on your left), turn left onto Fornham Road and keep walking until you reach the Esso garage. We are behind the walls on the right hand side.
DIRECTIONS FROM LONDON / CAMBRIDGE:
Travel along the A14, leave at exit marked "Bury St Edmunds West (42) B1106 / A1101". At the bottom of the slip road bear left. After approximately 1 mile turn right at the first mini roundabout signposted "Bury St Edmunds A1101" and continue until you reach traffic lights. The entrance to the hotel is immediately on your left, just after the sign behind the flint wall.
DIRECTIONS FROM IPSWICH:
Travel along the A14, leave at exit marked "Bury St Edmunds Central (43) A1302 / A1101". Take first exit signposted "A1101 Mildenhall" and "Town Centre". At the next roundabout take the third exit to "A1101 Mildenhall". Carry on along this road for approximately ¾ of a mile until you reach a set of traffic lights and a Jet petrol station. Stay in the left hand lane, proceed through the lights and the entrance to the hotel is the first on your right hand side behind a flint wall.
Wining and Dining
Exceptional food and fine wines deserve to be savoured in the finest of settings and the Best Western Priory Hotel's award-winning Garden Restaurant will not disappoint. The Garden Restaurant proudly boasts 2 AA Rosettes for its superb food. We have retained our two rosettes for 2008 - 2009 following our inspection in October2008.
The restaurant offers an exciting blend of British and European influenced cuisine. The menus demonstrate a technique, flair and imagination that annually earn awards for culinary excellence.
Whether it's a discreet gathering, a formal business dinner, a large family celebration or a dream wedding, the Best Western Priory Hotel has the experience and expertise to ensure your event is one that is accomplished with effortless style.
We cater for a range or dietary requirements and always have vegetarian dishes available on our menus. If in doubt please call us and we can ensure that we offer you what you need.
Ala Carte, TDH and Priory Classic menus availble in the Garden Restaurant. Sunday Lunch available.
The Priory Hotel and Garden Restaurant is open for both residents and non residential guests.
Imagine yourself in the beautiful landscaped gardens surrounded by your family and friends as you enjoy the finest hospitality together with sumptuous food from the awarding winning restaurant; and all just a mile from the town centre, quietly hidden behind the historic walls of an old priory.
Our dedicated and professional staff offer a flexible approach; helping you to create your own perfect day. They will be on hand to advise and discuss every detail; from the ceremony, menus, wines, flowers, photography; indeed helping you every step of the way, right through to your departure from the hotel as a married couple.
Whatever you have in mind; from a lunch after the ceremony for just a handful of friends and family or a champagne reception for fifty guests with a three course meal followed by dancing into the night for up to a hundred guests. The Head Chef, Graham Smith will be happy to discuss your menu requirements, incorporating the finest local produce and best quality ingredients.
The wine cellar, stocked by our experienced vintners, Ellis of Richmond, can provide you with your favourite wines and maybe even those special vintages that may have importance to you and your partner.
We can also offer you exclusive use. 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 at the disposal of you and your guests.
Marriage is an important occasion - one which we would like to make extra special. The team here at the hotel will attend to every detail, so that you can, get on with enjoying your special day.
Why not make an appointment with our Conference and Events Manager and come and see for yourself!