A stunner of a gastropub and boutique hotel, the Gunton Arms is an exquisite example of British culture and a fantastic place to eat, drink and sleep.
The rooms at the site are all designed by Robert Kime and have views across Gunton Park, with one bedroom having been occupied by society beauty Lillie Langtry in the 1890s.
Each of the twelve rooms has been designed to remain in keeping with the historic Gunton Arms, with quirky and historic features embedded into every foundation.
Now onto the gastropub itself, which has been a mainstay of the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list for many years.
Owned by art dealer Ivor Braka since 2009, the pub opened in 2009 and offers a traditional warm ‘pubby’ experience and feel.
In more than a decade since its opening under Ivor, it has become a welcoming foodie pub that is now operated in tandem between Braka and husband and wife team head chef Stuart and Simone Tattersall.
The premises is situated in the 1,000-acre deer park of Gunton Hall in North Norfolk and has a firm country estate feel about it.
Within the building you will also find a selection of Ivor’s beautiful and unique artworks, which dot the walls around the pub and rooms.
The pub is just a short distance from the fishing town of Cromer – famous for its crab – and offers a grand array of seafood on its menu. But being in a deer park, there is also good amount of local game as well as meats including 10oz sirloin steaks, Blythburgh pork chops and Gunton red deer rump and venison sausages with mash and onion gravy, which are all served from the Elk Room Fire.
Bar snacks are inspired by the pub’s location, served all day, and include spicy wild boar sausages with a chilli jam, Blythburgh pork crackling with Bramley apple sauce and Gunton venison sausage roll.
A solid selection of wines are served by the glass, while the range extending into by-the-bottle only prices from around £20 with more lucrative pours costing upwards of £100.