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The Oaksmere is a lovingly restored Tudor manor, set in 17 acres of Suffolk parkland just outside of the market town of Eye, Diss. Boasting a Victorian walled kitchen garden, which is at the heart of our menus, alongside an on site butchery, Executive Chef Matt Avery and his team create exquisite dishes from homegrown and local produce. We have a range of dining areas including a public house, three private dining rooms, a spacious terrace with children’s play area, and a bright orangery style restaurant with open pass – so that you can watch the kitchen team at work! The Main House and Coach House boast 14 state of the art, individually designed bedrooms and suites, including family bedrooms and dog friendly bedrooms – perfect for reclining after dinner or a stroll in the Suffolk countryside. Nestled in our landscaped parkland, with the idyllic Suffolk countryside as a backdrop, stands our wedding and event marquee. Our wedding and event planners offer a bespoke planning service, with each wedding or event individually tailored to your personal taste and requirements.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
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Banquet room
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
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Newspaper
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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BCKC826 wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom172 contributions81 helpful votes
Every member of staff was fantastic, helpful, polite and friendly. Hotel has great dining options. There is the Orangery which has an open kitchen and the restaurant is lightly , airy and comfy all in one. The fixed price menu is great value with good choices of fine dining options. The A la carte menu is equally good value with more fine dining options. They also have an in house pub, but it is more like a gastro pub. The menu options here are extensive and very good and good value. Stayed for two nights and the room we had was big, tidy comfortable. It had a very large en-suite bathroom. One small point would be the bathroom blind stitching needed to be repaired. That said we will stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We visited in March and the hotel was quiet. Suspect it would be busy in the spring and summer...
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simon b wrote a review Mar 2024
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I was working directly opposite And booked the oaksmere on the day . It was an excellent choice the food and staff went over and above Flora was great company and the food was amazing. Breakfast was traditional and again excellent. I would definitely recommend the oaksmere and stay here again. Keep up the great standards
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Stay for longer than one night
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Stuart R wrote a review Mar 2024
Cambridge, United Kingdom107 contributions166 helpful votes
It is well worth visiting for the very talented chefs but we would stay elsewhere. Our room suffered from some very noisy neighbours, I know this is not the fault of the hotel but it really distracted from our stay. Filthy extractor unit, cracks in tiled floor and tiny hanging space. The food in general is very good, the steaks are superb.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Josephine C wrote a review Jan 2024
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This was our first visit to the Oaksmere and we could not have picked a better hotel. Room was large very clean and comfy, staff were friendly and chatty. Food was very good in the main restaurant, although we never tried the “pub” for food. We have stayed in some great hotels around the world and I have to say I would put the Oaksmere in amongst our favourites. Great 3-night break
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Nikki-Elise Q wrote a review Jan 2024
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We recently had our wedding here and have to say how amazing Ana and the team were. They made the day go very smoothly and very special. All of the guests we spoke to since have said how much they enjoyed the day. The wedding breakfast food was very very good which again was seconded by the guests. We highly recommend The Oaksmere. Thank you to all involved.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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FarAway04904922001 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We came in to look around for our wedding here, the staff were all so great, despite many of them being very new. We were totally sold on having our wedding here, the venue is perfect, the price fits our budget and everything seemed great... Then we had to talk to Ana the "general manager". Long story short she is the worst person I've ever dealt with in a customer situation. Our dream venue is now no longer of any interest to us.. it took us two whole months and a battle to get a damn price breakdown and even then she did not give us a simple price breakdown for hotel rooms for the days we are looking at. I think maybe she doesnt understand the concept of what a price breakdown is. it took 3 emails back and forth just to get her to understand what "menu options" were... I've had easier conversations with toddlers. i requested literally anyone else to plan our wedding and we would book so long as we didn't have to deal with her and she refused, because in her word "my name is ana and i am the general manager" .... I sincerely hope whoever owns oaksmere quickly realises that she is driving away business. (i should of listened to the views on bridesbook and several other bridal companies and just not bothered - it all says the same). oh my days i cant stop laughing that shes even trying to insult me via email by saying the venue clearly doesn't fit to our price range... love, you are about 3 times cheaper than everywhere else we are looking - im off to hintlesham hall now. Well done for losing a wedding that would of booked every single room you have for at least 3 days, several rooms for an entire week not to mention the venue, the lawn, and a wedding party of swedish and macedonians that drink like fishes at a wedding.. what an idiot. truly there must be more to this story of how ana got this job... ) i can't even image what my company would do if i was willy to just throw away an event where the budget is 10 grand for one evening just because i was too lazy to email some details over and too arrogant to be friendly for 3 seconds. Such a shame, every single other member of staff was absolutely lovely! The venue is lovely, the location was perfect for us. Ana is quite literally the only reason we wont book our wedding here. The woman who was at reception was a delight, i'd book this place in a heartbeat if she could just run our event..
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: don't waste your time planning a wedding here.
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Hugh Jardon wrote a review Jan 2024
Norfolk, United Kingdom41 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely hotel and staff were wonderful and very helpful and polite. We had been here for lunch and was very nice. We decided to stay here as it was ideal and very close to diss train station as we were going to London for the evening. Room was lovely and warm and had everything you would expect. 1 problem was the Bluetooth system wasn’t working as per the instructions in the room but I perceived and manage to sort it out only to find 1 of the speakers had blown so all we could hear was a muffled vibrating noise so had to settle to listening to music on our own phone. Everything else was superb and would definitely recommend eating as well as staying or even just for a drink. It is absolutely delightful as are the grounds within
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suzanne A wrote a review Jan 2024
Diss, United Kingdom1 contribution
I stayed during the week before Christmas for two nights and had a mostly pleasant stay. Most aspects of the hotel were worthy of a 4 out of 5 with one exception - NOISE! Now I understand that the building (lovely) is not exactly soundproofed given it's age and there are neighbours with dogs etc but do the staff not realise that emptying the bottle bins at 06:15 AM is in the least bit inconsiderate? But really, the clatter of 50-100 bottles being tipped into a larger bins is enough to wake even the most heavy sleeper. I had considered complaining when leaving but got the impression that this would be a pointless exercise.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sally wrote a review Dec 2023
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Thank you for a fantastic evening! It was so well organised and the meal was outstanding. The staff were attentive polite and friendly and the atmosphere was just gorgeous. Already booked for next year.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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beerandwines wrote a review Dec 2023
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Anniversary celebration. We arrived early and enjoyed a couple of drinks in the bar served by Bea, welcoming and friendly. The restaurant had a function so we had a light snack in the bar. We were guided to our room which was out of this world, spacious with a lovely jacuzzi bath! Dinner was amazing, lovely restaurant friendly and attentive staff. Breakfast was perfect, plenty to choose from which is freshly cooked to order. Well kept gardens which includes a play area for the kids. Can't wait to be back!!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£91 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cornwallis hotel brome
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Cornwallis Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkEye
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Oaksmere Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Oaksmere Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum (4.3 miles), Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens (4.4 miles), and Shorelands Wildlife Gardens (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Oaksmere Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Oaksmere Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a whirlpool bathtub.
What food & drink options are available at The Oaksmere Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Oaksmere Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Oaksmere Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Yaxley Bull at The Auberge, The Four Horseshoes, and Weavers Wine Bar & Eating House.
Does The Oaksmere Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Oaksmere Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Manor Farm (8.7 miles).
Is The Oaksmere Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.