Some information sources:

The Shipwright's Arms on Wherstead Road (

Ron Vizard also sends this:

There is a premier travel inn at Whersted which, if I remember correctly is just after Bourne Bridge travelling toward Freston. It is just before the wide sweep of the Orwell where all the migratory birds stop off. It costs about £45 per room per night, as opposed to the same cost per person in Ipswich.