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Our Arousing Curiosity blog, celebrating the best of Suffolk

 Gough Hotels

Our blog is designed to keep you up to date with the best and latest news and events in Suffolk, focussing on our three landmark properties and their surrounding areas.

Gough Hotels is a long established and well-respected family business that now owns three special properties in Suffolk. In 2015, the family celebrated 50 years of running a company dedicated to serving great food and wines and providing some of the best bedrooms in the country.

Each property was chosen for its own unique character and location, maintaining the illustrious past with deft touches of chic design to create sumptuous surroundings with a relaxed mood and atmosphere. Every wall and curious corner will surprise and delight. 

The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds

This Georgian ivy clad 4-star Coaching Inn Hotel in Suffolk is a masterpiece of historic charm with a twist of urban chic. It commands Bury St Edmunds town centre and once inside, the Angel is a curious contrast of comfy contemporary design with nuances of exotic grandeur. Antiquities, art, eccentric oddities, vintage furniture and warm leathery sofas vie for your company in the lounge. Step down into the depths of the buildings ancient past and you’ll discover one of the coolest bars outside of London’s trendy Shoreditch. The Eaterie is a popular destination for locals and dining here is a culinary treat!

Salthouse Harbour Hotel

Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Ipswich

The 4-star Salthouse hotel is set on the waters edge of Ipswich’s Neptune marina. The large window frontage creates a mirror image of the tranquil harbour and masts of bobbling boats. The mood is calm and relaxed within the comfy contemporary surroundings of this beautifully restored salt etched brick warehouse. Each room has been individually designed in a rich modern style. Modern art, sculptures and art house photography fill every available wall and curiosities vie for your eye in every corner. Award-winning cuisine is served in the lively waterside Eaterie, an array of fresh locally sourced food always on the menu.

Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Walk the planks across the sea in the picturesque coastal town of Southwold. This pillared walkway is one of the most famous Piers in England. Over the past few years some big improvements have been made, along with a new coat of paint. There is already a fabulous new food offering and a new fashionable display of quality labels and bespoke brands in the shops. There is plenty of entertainment, events and lots of fun things to keep everyone amused and for all the family to enjoy. The future for this popular destination is in very good hands and full vision bringing an exciting adventure with the addition of a hotel upon this amazing structure unfolding above the waves. When finished, it is sure to be one of the most incredible hotels on the English coast!

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