Gunton Arms

UK England East Anglia Norfolk

  • Dogs welcome
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Bar
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Restaurant
  • Walking

Situated in the 1000-acre deer park of Gunton Hall in North Norfolk, the Gunton Arms has a reassuring country estate feel. But it’s not a typical country pub by any means. Sure, its 8 guest rooms are comfortable and very homely, with the feel of your richest friend’s country house, and its food is renowned for miles around. But as the project of London art dealer Ivor Braka its walls are plastered with works by Tracy Emin, Gilbert and George and lots of other Brit-Art biggies, and it would be no surprise to trip over a Damian Hirst creation as you stagger off to your room.

The food too is rather special: bar snacks like sausages, venison kofta, and Yorkshire pudding with gravy, and main courses literally sourced from the fat of the land with loads of venison dishes, beef, lamb, Blyburgh pork and plenty of locally sourced fish, much of it cooked on the vast French open fireplace in the main restaurant.

The pub is also ideally placed for exploring North Norfolk, on the edge of the village of Thorpe Market and just a few miles from the coast at Overstrand and Cromer.



Open all year.


Double rooms from £99, minimum two-night stay at weekends.


Eight comfy rooms. all different, some with views over the estate park.


Gunton Arms, Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, Norwich NR11 8TZ

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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


Definitely be going back again!

A great place to eat. What makes it cool is that you eat your lunch inside while watching deer eat theirs just outside the window! Good menu with daily specials. We found it very friendly and the food excellent. A different menu to what you generally see but nothing outlandish. Loads of parking and plenty of good walks nearby. I think it is ideal for an informal birthday lunch/dinner. We found it by accident this year and will definetly be going back.
Mar 18, 2015 by richarde66

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