Most relaxing stay on the first leg of our honeymoon. Set in beautiful Suffolk countryside, breath taking views. The double room and en suite was luxurious and top quality. Enjoyed relaxing breakfast in the lovely country garden. Could not have asked for a better location and setting.
My husband and I recently stayed overnight at Ixworth House whilst in the area for a family party, and we can't speak highly enough of it. As soon as we pulled up outside John was quick to come out & greet us and show us inside, where Sharyn was also ready & waiting to give us an equally warm welcome. We were shown the breakfast room and then taken upstairs to our room, which was absolutely lovely - modern without compromising the traditional features of the building, very cosy, comfortable, and completely immaculate. The bathroom was gorgeous and absolutely spotless. The bed was very comfortable and we both had a good night's sleep. At breakfast the following morning John & Sharyn were again very friendly, welcoming & attentive, taking the time to chat to all the guests whilst making sure everyone had what they needed. The food was exceptional and made for a lovely end to our stay before heading off home. I really don't have a bad word to say about our stay here - such a lovely couple who strive to ensure all their guests have a very pleasant stay with a real personal touch. We will definitely return if we are ever in the area again with the need to stay overnight. Absolutely wonderful.
Check in was a breeze, room was clean, good thermostatic shower, clean towels, comfortable bed. It is a basic sort of place perfect for a bloke on a budget who likes a generous fry up in the morning. The German Sheppard dog is timid and old looking but could put some people off. The pub was lively but not too noisy for me, I had no problem getting to sleep (in room5) with people still out in the beer garden below. Its location was perfect for me; equal walking distance between the town centre and the best pub in East Anglia (The Dove), that otherwise would have been a trek from somewhere nearer the station. I would recommend it to my mates, and I will stay there next time I go to Bury. I wouldn’t recommend it to a family with kids as there are more suitable expensive family orientated places in town. As others have said, it could do with some decoration if you are into that sort of thing, but I went to Bury to spend time in the town, not appraise the carpeting in the rooms above a pub. It’s not a luxury, it is just great value. I was really happy with my stay at The Black Boy.
A beautiful old hotel but a little worn round the edges, but nothing you wouldn't expect from a building of this age. The staff were all, without exception, very friendly and extremely helpful. If you want modern bathrooms and perfect interiors this hotel is not for you. But if you prefer huge rooms (both bedroom and bathroom were probably the largest we've ever stayed in at any hotel) with lots of character and staff who go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your stay you will adore this hotel. The restaurant food is very good too. Great breakfast which was freshly cooked to order.
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