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A Taste of East Anglia (Half Board)

A Taste of East Anglia (Half Board)

5 day break to Suffolk, staying at the Best Western Ipswich

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This is a 5 day break to Suffolk

staying at the Best Western Ipswich


Best Western Ipswich Hotel & Spa is located in the village of Copdock, a short drive from the centre of Ipswich. The hotel is set snuggly in its quiet countryside surroundings, but with easy access to all major routes making this hotel an ideal base when exploring the area.


Included in your holiday price:

  • Standard en-suite room

  • Breakfast & 3 course evening meals

  • Executive coach travel throughout

  • Visit to Lavenham

  • The 'Chocolate Lady' Experience in Steeple Bumpstead, learn the art of making handmade chocolates. Followed by a Cream Tea

  • Entrance to Wilkin's Tiptree Jam Museum, tea room & shop, to include a Tiptree Cream Tea

  • Free time in Ipswich

  • Entrance to The National Horseracing Centre, Newmarket

  • Visit to Bury St. Edmunds

  • Porterage (depends on Covid 19 restrictions at hotel at the time of travel)

  • Door to door transfer (within 10 miles of Hailsham)
    - a charge may apply if not within our free pick-up area

Day 1

We depart for Suffolk, making comfort stops en-route including a suitable lunch stop. Arriving at the Best Western Ipswich Hotel late afternoon.


Day 2

Our day begins with a ride to the medieval village of Lavenham in the heart of Suffolk. We have chance to explore this historic gem, including the famous Guildhall and streets with delightful timber framed houses.

We have time to obtain lunch here before we continue of our way, taking in the picture postcard villages of Cavendish and Clare to the village of Steeple Bumpstead where we visit the Chocolate Lady and learn the art of making handmade chocolates. This is followed by Cream Tea and later we make our way back to the hotel.


Day 3

This morning we head south into Essex and Wilkin’s Tiptree Jam Museum, tea room and shop. Here we enjoy Cream Tea before we make our way into Ipswich for free time to discover the town.


Day 4

The day out begins with a drive to Newmarket – Home of Horseracing. Here we visit the National Horseracing Centre and learn all about the history of ‘The Sport of Kings’ and perhaps the Packard Galleries of Sporting Art.

Afterwards, we head for Bury St Edmunds today they have a small market day with its famous Abbey Gardens, connections with Dickens and The Nutshell, reputedly the smallest pub in the country.


Day 5

We depart the hotel after breakfast, making our way home with comfort stops en-route and a suitable lunch stop, arriving back in East Sussex late afternoon/early evening.


FB=Full Breakfast, EM=Evening Meal

Room Amenities

  • Flatscreen TV

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea/Coffee making facility


Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hr Front desk

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Lift



Electric Scooters/Wheelchairs

L.J. Edwards can take a maximum of 2 electric scooters/wheelchairs per short break, these must be for clients with a Blue Badge and Public Liability Scooter Insurance (subject to hotel agreement). L.J. Edwards accept no liability for any accident, loss of damage to the guest or their mobility scooter on a Short Break, or when the scooter/wheelchair is stored in the coach luggage compartment. The individual is responsible for ensuring they are capable of safely operating their mobility scooter and for the security of their mobility scooter during their holiday.


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L.J.EDWARDS COACH HIRE, Day Trip and Short Break Department, Chaucer Business Park, Dittons Road, Polegate, BN26 6JF

Tel No: 01323 440622


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