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The Northgate Experience

The Northgate Experience

DATE PUBLISHED: 16/10/2018

The Northgate - more than a restaurant and more than a hotel. If you want to dine, drink and stay somewhere that feels like home, then The Northgate is the place for you. Welcomed with the warmth of a hotel that was once a home, you’ll love every second of the experience that is The Northgate, because that’s exactly what it is, an experience.


Oozing with character and charisma, The Northgate is a place like no other. Imagine - a transformed home that was once lived in and loved, turned luxury location to dine, drink, sleep and relax. What more could you want?


From perfected cocktails to the Chef’s Table, there is something for everyone to enjoy at The Northgate.


Located in the kitchen is the most beautiful Chefs Table ready for that perfect experience. Observe, witness and enjoy your food as it’s cooked before your eyes; a real taste of East Anglia. Head chef, Greig Young is inspired by local produce to create a mouthwatering and compelling menu for everyone to enjoy. The menu is sourced from every inch of East Anglia - from the flour of Pakenham Mill, Quail from Highfield Farm to homegrown rhubarb, the offering is something else. His passion can only inspire the guests; through the story and the flavour of this food.




Experience the energy from the kitchen (including the dad jokes!) and the ‘Taste of East Anglia’ menu at The Chef’s Table from £45 per person, for 5 courses of pure luxurious, locally sourced food.


The Cocktail Bar is where you’ll be warmly welcomed by Lewis, possibly the most passionate bartender you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. His passion shines through the minute you meet him. A perfectionist, Lewis’ attention to detail and time results in indescribable creations. For flavours you won’t find anywhere else in Bury St Edmunds, the ‘Rhubarbarian’ is a complex gin infusion bursting with flavours only your tongue will be able to describe. Measured to perfection this cocktail is just one of the examples of what makes The Northgate so special.





A pleasantly full belly and a few delicious cocktails later, it’s time to rest your head. Walk through the homely hotel to your welcoming room. With 9 individually styled and decorated en-suite rooms that reflect the properties period features, guests can choose either a Double King, Twin room or family suite. The interior design is second to none and it’s no surprise - the design of each room in the hotel has been designed by the owners wife, Amanda. The flow of the bedrooms from the carpet to the lighting is impeccable and quite frankly, flawless.


The Conway room is a cool and quirky room which oozes luxury with 49 shades of grey! The dark grey, stud and button bed takes centre stage. Distressed, carved furniture sits alongside grey, patterned blinds. A walk-in shower room with a dark wood floor finishes the generously sized, open plan ensuite - it is simply stunning.




The Northgate experience will blow you away; dine, drink, stay and expect nothing but quality, luxury and passion. A house that fills your heart with love, you will keep returning to; we are sure you will leave with your own story of The Northgate to tell - we can’t wait to hear it.