• Ravenwood Hall Hotel - near to Bury St Edmunds

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Located just outside Bury St Edmunds in the heart of rural Suffolk, Ravenwood Hall is just a short journey from the very best of Suffolk's market towns and coastal attractions.

Bury St Edmunds is a richly charming, historic market town, with a fascinating heritage going back to Roman times. Roman ruins are juxtaposed with elegant Georgian squares, a glorious Benedictine St Edmund's Cathedral and Abbey Gardens. You can enjoy the boutique shops, award winning restaurants and outdoor market and only surviving Regency theatre in England - The Theatre Royal. Visit The Nutshell, the smallest pub in Britain, Moyes Museum and West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. Bury St Edmunds is famed for its fairs and markets, and hosts various festivals throughout the year.  A Music Festival in late May, Food & Drink Festival in late August and renowned Christmas Fayre with an array of market stalls in late November.

Newmarket is the home of horseracing and the National Stud. Enjoy a tour, visit the Tattersalls sales, have a day at the Newmarket Racecourse or stay for one of their Newmarket nights music0 events held throughout Summer.

Cambridge is less than an hours drive from Ravenwood Hall, or you can take the train from Bury St Edmunds. The historic city with its glorious architecture and heritage, a choice of galleries, punting on the river and parks has a wide range of things to see and do.

Ravenwood Hall is within easy reach of the Suffolk coastline, areas of outstanding natural beauty and nature reserves. Some of the best places to visit include:

  • Enjoy a river walk at Woodbridge and a tour of the water mill,
  • Explore the famous Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo, with its undisturbed burial ship and historic artifacts,
  • Take in Orford Castle, its nature reserve and renowned smokery.
  • Visit Snape Maltings home of the concert hall and renowned Aldeburgh Music Festival, workshops, farmers markets, food and drink festival, plenty to see and do.
  • You can easily spend a day or more at the pretty Victorian seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold , arts, crafts, shops, walks, fish and chips on the beach. 
  • RSPB Minsmere is a bird lover and walkers paradise, home to a staggering variety of wildlife.

If you want to know more about 'What's On in Suffolk' go to the Visit Suffolk website.

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  • I have always wanted to eat at Ravenwood after my father praised its superb service and food. I finally had the chance to go and I must admit, it very much lived up to the hype. The service was on point and the staff were very friendly, kind people.

  • Went to Ravenwood Hall for a work's Christmas party. The location was perfect, just off the A14 but very peacefully. The building itself is beautiful. The food was amazing and the service excellent.

  • I have been coming to this beautiful hidden gem for the last 27 years and each year it gets better and better. Fine dining, simply THE best staff and stunning location. Cannot Recommend highly enough.


  • Probably the best kept secret in Suffolk. Great staff, great food and the most relaxing place in Suffolk.


  • Splendid hotel in a quiet location outside Bury St Edmunds. Very warm welcome by the staff. WE had a very nice spacious room and a spacious and luxury bath room with shower and bath. The whole hotel is decorated in a stylish cosy country style.


  • Just spent one night here what a great find. The food was very tasty and served very efficiently. The room was tastefully decorated and comfortable. All the staff were great.
    Will return again.


  • Fabulous setting for a wedding - the hotel itself is 'old world charm' but the pavilion is a lovely modern setting. The food was delicious, the staff were helpful and courteous at all times, the wedding team were incredible.

  • A little gem tucked away from it all. A beautiful old Manor house with original features. We stayed in the Mews and the room so was cute and cosy. The restaurant is amazing serving some of the best food we've has a in while. 


  • All the staff that we had any dealings with were fantastic and nothing was a problem. Rooms were clean and very comfortable. We stayed in the hotel for the evening meal which we all agreed was presented and tasted perfect. Will be returning in the future.


  • We had a great Sunday lunch with friends. Service was excellent and very friendly. We were not rushed we could stay as long as we wanted. There is a lounge bar where you can have a drink or coffee before or after food.


  • Blakenee and I had the BEST day ever. We feel very privileged to have been the first couple to of got married in your newly refurbished pavilion. It’s Beautiful. Can you pass on our regards and thanks to all your kitchen staff the whole meal was outstanding.