Stay in the country house that fired the creative heart of A-list chef Robert Carrier. Explore the countryside that inspired landscape master Thomas Gainsborough.
Hintlesham Hall is a highly rated hotel nestling in 175 acres of rolling Suffolk countryside in the village of Hintlesham, just 5 miles from Ipswich. Its Grade I listed, early-Georgian façade with white stucco sets the scene for resplendent interiors that combine history with timeless luxury. The hotel itself dates back to the 1500s. Ascend the Stuart oak staircase and you will find rooms classically styled with lavish fabrics, antique furniture and works of art. Principal suites include features such as a 17th Century plasterwork ceiling, a galleried bedroom and a claw-foot bath.
As an AA Inspectors’ Choice hotel, it may come as no surprise that Hintlesham Hall’s Carrier Restaurant holds two AA Rosettes for the exceptional quality of its cuisine and features an equally impressive 350-bin wine list. Carrier is simply stunning, with gilded ornamental plasterwork and a central fireplace. The wood-panelled Parlour is the perfect spot for intimate à la carte dining.
Designed by the famous cookery writer, restaurateur and television presenter Robert Carrier, the aromatic herb garden is put to good use by Hintlesham Hall’s head chef. The pond and rear gardens roll down to the rose garden and orchard, with the laurel walk taking you to Hintlesham Golf Club, which features a championship 18-hole, par 72 golf course and award-winning clubhouse. Elemis treatments are available at the spa located in the hotel grounds. The charming hamlet of Flatford, the inspiration for some of John Constable’s most famous paintings, is at its doorstep.
Sports and Leisure
Enjoy a feeling of wellbeing at the Spa at Hintlesham. An expertly managed portfolio of programmes is offered and a full range of Health & Beauty Treatments for both ladies and gentlemen from the House of Elemis, and OPI.
Sharing the Estate is Hintlesham Golf Club which has one of the finest courses in East Anglia. The 18 hole par 72 layout includes the special challenges of the signature 4th and 17th holes, the latter being part of the best finishes in the region. Accurate tee-bookings create a harmonious system for the club's members and for visiting players who are made most welcome. The Pro Shop can provide any equipment required and lessons can be booked.
Hintlesham Hall is an enormously popular wedding venue whether the celebrations take place after a marriage in church or include the marriage itself taking place at the Hall, which these days take place regularly, not only on Saturdays, but on other days of the week too.
The warm relaxing and friendly ambience of our beautiful country house hotel, together with our attentive staff and renowned cuisine will create a truly memorable occasion for you and your guests.
The magnificent Salon, the Carolean Room with its stunning 17th Century plasterwork ceiling and the intimate Justice room are all licensed to accommodate civil ceremonies for up to 100, 50 and 20 guests respectively.
The Georgian style Salon and pine-panelled Parlour rooms are ideal for wedding banquets for which a broad range of menus is available, all meeting Hintlesham's exacting standards of cuisine. Alan Ford, our Head Chef of 20 years, is always pleased to personally discuss your menu requirements to suit your own individual taste.
The extensive and secluded grounds are a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photographs, which also provide an attractive area for your celebration drinks and canapés. The Hall also offers elegant public rooms, as well as the delightful Orangery and the Long Gallery for exquisite indoor photographs and relaxation areas.
A complete wedding service is offered by our experienced team, providing introductions to and liaison with florists, photographers, musicians, bridal wear specialists and so on. We pride ourselves on offering a great deal of care and devotion to all aspects of your celebrations to ensure that we exceed your expectations for you perfect day.
Hire of our civil ceremony rooms in 2007 start from £450.00 up to £1,750.00, which includes an overnight stay for the bride and groom in one of our unique bridal suites.
We are also delighted to offer you the remarkable opportunity to enjoy the grandeur of Hintlesham Hall exclusively with your family and friends, with prices from as little as £9,950.00 in 2007, which includes all our 33 beautiful double rooms, the wedding breakfast for 66 guests, full English breakfast and VAT.
Enjoy a feeling of well-being at Hintlesham Health & Fitness. An expertly managed portfolio of programmes is offered and a full range of Health & Beauty Treatments for both ladies and gentlemen including the ESPA range is available at Hintlesham Health Club.