Monday, 06 Apr 2020

The private members' club in the heart of Ipswich

Important Club information

Issued: Wednesday 18 March 2020


Based on the latest government advice we will be ceasing to provide all catering and bar facilities and as a consequence all events and functions will be cancelled for the foreseeable future from today, Wednesday 18th March until further notice.

In the interests of the safety of Members and of our staff, the facilities of the clubhouse will also be closed to members from Wednesday 18th March.

The car park will remain open for use of Members and will be utilising the automatic gate system.

Please look out for further updates as this is a fast moving and ever changing situation.

Please be sensible, take every health precaution you can and adhere to any advice from the appropriate authorities - if you are in any doubt regarding your own health then please self-isolate.


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.