The Gunton Arms


A richly atmospheric elegance infuses this fire-warmed inn. Venison from the park, crab from Cromer, walkers and dogs happy in the bar


17 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Click open the latch gate and enter Gunton Park. The beautifully restored Gunton Arms overlooks one thousand acres of lush and historic parkland and the setting is stunning. Art dealer Ivor Braka has lavished money on the once faded hotel and the results are impressive… who would not love the chic hunting-lodge style? Warm red hues, wooden floors, a blazing log fire in the traditional bar (dogs welcome too), elegant lounges with pretty views of deer from every window. Quaff pints of Wherry alongside gamekeepers and gentry; tuck into rib of beef cooked over the fire in the vaulted dining room. Stuart (ex-Mark Hix) champions locally sourced ingredients, so enjoy mixed grill of estate fallow deer served with crab apple jelly; Brancaster mussels and chilli tossed in linguine; Cromer crab in summer. Irresistible bedrooms ooze country-house charm: antiques, gorgeous fabrics, Persian rugs, old prints and paintings and indulgent marble-tiled bathrooms, some with deep tubs and walk-in showers… wake to parkland views. An unusual, hospitable, richly atmospheric find.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 11am
25 Dec.
Lunch & dinner from £10.50. Bar meals £1.50-£5.50.


Nightly price
from £95
Family room, £250, Friday & Saturday.
4 Suites for 2
From £300
12 Doubles
From £95
1 Family room for 4
From £230


Visited twice, once for lunch once for evening meal. A VERY different place, it is not a traditional pub but a very different eating place, could not be called a restaurant. On both visits food was served in a big room dominated by a big open fire on which steaks are cooked. The food is exceptional and the unusual setting makes the meal specially memorable. Wines not cheap but the cheaper end were very drinkable.


A feast for all the senses, from the wonderful food to the smell of the fires in the morning, the uplifting sight of the deer in the grounds to the 'hidden treasures' dotted around the inn. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the atmosphere very relaxed. The rooms are beautifully decorated as is the whole building and we will want to return soon for more quirky luxury.

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