Milsoms Kesgrave Hall: a boutique Suffolk hotel

By admin Jan 23, 2024

A stay at Kesgrave Hall

There was far more to Kesgrave Hall than I’d expected. Having just come from its sister hotel, Talbooth House, a luxurious, refined, relaxed country house with outdoor pool and 12 beautifully designed rooms, I wasn’t sure whether the 23-room Grade II-listed Kesgrave Hall would be on similar lines or be something far grander.

Kesgrave Hall hotel Suffolk exterior

The Grade II-listed Kesgrave Hall is a hotel and restaurant on the outskirts of Ipswich

Arriving at Kesgrave Hall

It turned out to be neither: instead it was a mixture of several styles which blended together to make a very different hotel experience. It was a wonderfully relaxed place to stay, with the bustling lounge, bar and restaurant built along ‘shabby-chic’ lines in the manner of The Pig hotel chain, all bare floorboards, Chesterfield sofas, Union Jack cushions and playing card picture frames and a focus on local ale and artisan gin.