The Gunton Arms

‘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. More

Contact details

The Gunton Arms
Cromer Road
Thorpe Market
Norfolk
NR11 8TZ
England
01263 832010

Hotel information

Bedrooms

16. 4 in coach house on ground floor, 4 suites in converted barn house, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Christmas Day, half day on New Year's Eve.

Facilities

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.

Background music

in bar area.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 5 dog-friendly bedrooms, public rooms except in Elk dining room.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £85-£310, double £95-£320, single occupancy £85-£310. 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.

Map

The Gunton Arms
Cromer Road
Thorpe Market
Norfolk
NR11 8TZ

Guest comments

'This is one of the most unusual hotels we have ever visited! A delight not only for art lovers but for all who visit. It has a very special atmosphere. Our room was large; dinner very enjoyable; our waitress was wonderful. ' - JT - January, 2018

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