Sunday, 17 Jan 2021

The private members' club in the heart of Ipswich


Please note that following end of meal service 24th December,
the Clubhouse will be closed until further notice as a result of the UK Government
imposing a nationwide COVID19 lockdown - the car park remains open.

The Clubhouse WILL NOT now reopen 05 Jan 2021 as intended,
all future dining bookings have now been cancelled and we will update you
once we have further information available.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and healthy 2021,
and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Club just as soon as we can.


The Ipswich and Suffolk Club is a private members club that offers a varied range of social, sporting and fine dining benefits to its members and is also available for hire to both members and non-members as a fine venue for small to medium-sized meetings, conferences, civil weddings, private parties and functions.

Tucked unobtrusively between Northgate Street, and Tower Street, in the shadow of St Mary Le Tower Church, the club has provided a haven for its members since the 19th Century and The Ipswich & Suffolk Club has long been referred to as one of Suffolk’s best-kept secrets.

Formerly the residence for the Archdeacon of Suffolk, Archdeacon's House was built on the site of the original Archdeacon's Palace and is steeped in history. The building today is mainly 18th/19th Century but does retain some of the 16th/17th Century structure. The 15th Century gatehouse fronting Northgate Street was originally commissioned by William Pykenham in 1471 and is the oldest remaining evidence of the original building. More information on the Pykenham Gatehouse can be found here.

Inside Archdeacon’s House, the club offers a comfortable and elegant venue for its many social activities and its grounds provide a convenient town-centre parking facility exclusively for its members.