The Gin Trap Inn

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Hunstanton

01485 525 264   The Gin Trap Inn, 6 High Street, Ringstead, Norfolk PE36 5JU

  • 13 Guest Rooms plus Cottages
  • Cosy Country Inn
Great food and accommodation at this beautifully located North Norfolk Coast country inn

Just a mile from Hunstanton and the North Norfolk Coast, the Gin Trap Inn advertises itself as providing modern British food in a 17th-century inn – words to quicken the pulse of any pub lover, and we are happy to say that they totally deliver on both counts. Based in the village of Ringstead, this ancient inn is nowadays all about making the most of Norfolk’s bounty to create great seasonal food. Not only that, it also has 13 very comfortable bedrooms if you would also like to stay overnight, and has recently added a couple of 2-bedroom cottages for those who prefer to self-cater.

First the food, which is focused on fish and seafood and locally farmed meat and game – oysters harvested by a local fisherman, halibut with brown shrimp, local quail, pork and beef, on a regular changing menu that also features yummy bar snacks like sourdough focaccia and an ox-tongue mini Reuben sandwich. It’s unusually family friendly too, with sourdough pizzas, pasta and cheesy chicken to appeal to young tastes.

The rooms (and two split-level suites) meanwhile are cosy and comfy, each one different in size and shape but all furnished with a mixture of antiques and bric-a-brac that give them real character while not dispensing with modern comforts – they all come with wifi, smart TVs, luxury cotton bed linen and spacious en-suite bathrooms with robes and toiletries. They also have Roberts digital radios, tea and coffee-making facilities and still and sparkling mineral water – all complimentary.  Their two cottages are similarly well-appointed, with two double bedrooms each and lots of living space, including a contemporary fitted kitchen and a balcony for summer evenings, and Smart TVs for cosy nights in. And, if you’re feeling lazy, you can eat at the pub – breakfast is included in rates!

Dogs are welcome in most of the rooms and the cottages, and there’s garden with a play area for kids, but chances are you will want to get out and explore. The pub is well positioned for exploring the nature reserves at Snettisham and Titchwell, Holkham Beach and multiple other coastal attractions. You’re also never far from some superb country walks, including a 7-mile loop you can do from the doorstep of the pub.



Open all year round.


Double rooms from £120 a night including breakfast, suites from £175 a night; two-bedroom cottages from £240 a night, including breakfast.


Contact Website  01485 525 264  The Gin Trap Inn, The Gin Trap Inn, 6 High Street, Ringstead, Norfolk PE36 5JU

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