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The Angel Hotel & Salthouse Harbour Hotel


The Gough Company is a long established and well-respected family business that now owns three special landmark properties in Suffolk. The family is proud to be celebrating 50 years of running a company dedicated to serving great food and wines and providing some of the best bedrooms in the country. Having established the company with her late husband Mary Gough was proud to receive an MBE for services to the hotel industry in 1990.

Since taking over the running of the hotels Robert and his wife Claire’s love of art and passion for contemporary design have transformed the fabric of each historic building.

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 most recent addition to the family portfolio is Suffolk’s famous Southwold Pier. It stretches out across the sea from the bay of the picturesque coastal town of Southwold. They have already put their mark on this iconic structure but the full vision for the addition of a hotel upon this amazing structure has yet to unfold above the waves. When finished, it is sure to be one of the most incredible hotels on the English coast.



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Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk,

T: 01473 226789
F: 01473 226927
Reservations: 01284 714014

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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 way. It has a decadent style, everything is considered, it’s fun and chic and always with a curious attention to detail. 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. At night it is a tranquil setting as the crescent harbour ripples into life.



3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP33 1LT

T: 01284 714000
F: 01284 714001
Reservations: 01284 714007

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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 Edmund’s town centre and everything you want steps out from here. Winding cobbled shop filled streets and a plethora of glorious ancient architecture on the doorstep. 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. If you book you’ll be tempted to stay and with over 70 luxurious rooms designed to suit almost everyone’s taste you’ll be spoilt for choice.


North Parade, Southwold
Suffolk, IP18 6BN

T: 01502 722105

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 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. It is a special place to visit. Robert has fond memories of the fun times he spent here as a child and plans to make it more viable as a destination throughout the seasons, preserving it for future generations. Over the past year some big improvements have already 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 will be an exciting adventure.






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