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The Marquis


Upper Street
Upper Layham

Contact Details

Tel: 01473 377977
In the heart of Suffolk’s beautiful Brett Valley, an historic inn has been painstakingly restored to create an exquisite hotel and restaurant, offering understated luxury and some of the best food in the county.

The Marquis boasts 10 beautifully designed guest rooms, a superb restaurant with panoramic views, a bar and a cosy, fire-lit lounge. Outside, leading down towards the River Brett, is a terrace where guests can take in the expansive East Anglian sky while enjoying an aperitif or cocktail.

The interior design is beautifully understated, simple and elegant, incorporating original features, such as gnarled beams and original fireplaces, within an uncluttered, timeless scheme. Each guest suite is decorated differently, but linked by the use of soft, restful colours, luxe textiles and classic, uncomplicated furniture. The feeling is surprisingly light and spacious for such a venerable old building, and the capacious bath and shower-rooms have a particular appeal. This is a special and unique place, where guests can feel cosseted and cared for, and where everything is done with an uncompromising commitment to quality. It’s a place that can be enjoyed by everyone, and where all guests can be part of The Marquis’s ongoing story. From a peaceful afternoon tea with friends, to a special family birthday, a business gathering or a wedding reception, the unique Marquis experience can be tailored to suit and is guaranteed to be memorable. There is no better way to relax and recharge, and no finer place from which to explore this lovely corner of England.

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By car: The Marquis is located 3.5 miles from the A12 on the B1070. Just 13 miles (22mins) from Colchester Station, 7 miles (15mins) from Manningtree & 10 miles (20 mins) from Ipswich.

By public transport: The Marquis can collect guests from Manningtree station by courtesy bus subject to prior arrangement

£165.00 to £280.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • American Express accepted
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Single sex groups NOT accepted
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Staff fluent in Portuguese
  • Staff fluent in Spanish
  • Central heating