16. 4 in coach house on ground floor, 4 suites in converted barn house, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except Christmas Day, half day on New Year's Eve.
3 restaurants, 3 lounges, bar, TV in bar and lounges, free Wi-Fi, set in privately owned 1000-acre game estate, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in bar area.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 5 dog-friendly bedrooms, public rooms except in Elk dining room.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single from £85, double from £95. A la carte from £30. Min. 2-night stays on Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A delight not only for art lovers but for all who visit,’ say Guide inspectors this year of Ivor Braka’s unique pub-with-rooms that upgrades to a full entry. Every corner of the converted country house, that regularly hosted Lily Langtry while Edward VII visited Gunton Hall, has something ‘different and interesting’, from the fossilised skull of the largest deer ever found to ‘fascinating furniture, rugs, vintage artefacts’. The ladies’ loo has a Damien Hirst, many Tracey Emins; the men’s a David Bailey photograph of the Krays. There are ‘two large, comfortable lounges’ with books, magazines ‘and gorgeous views’, a snooker room, a locals’ bar. A ‘warm, interesting welcome’ led to a ‘very light, very large room’ with Victorian watercolours, a Roberts radio, ‘perfect bedside lighting’. The bathroom had a ‘stunning’ freestanding copper-plated bath, a shower with vintage brass fittings. In the ‘bustling’ dining room ‘with a wonderful arched wooden ceiling’ and a huge fireplace for grilling and smoking, Stuart Tattershall’s ‘beautifully presented, extremely tasty’ dishes included ‘sea trout with brown shrimps from Cromer, mixed beets with pickled walnuts’, vegan and veggie options. Breakfast didn’t disappoint.