The Gunton Arms
by: Gemma Bell
Just a chance to hide away in the countryside.
end of December 2013
Me and my hubbie.
Stuart the head chef at the Elk Room fire.
The Gunton Arms when we arrived in the glorious winter afternoon sunlight.
We got the last room in the house, so this is the smallest room, but we loved it.
The bathroom with Cowshed amenities.
We loved the brilliantly curated art at The Gunton Arms. From traditional ‘pub’ art to contemporary works, this dining room is, of course, called the Tracey Emin Room.
Beautiful, staring right at us!
Our room, you’ve gotta love a Roberts digital radio, so stylish!
The welcoming entrance hall with a blazing fire and lovely leather furniture.
The next-door dining room is the Elk Room, with its fully working fire for the chef. Lots of beef cooking for someone’s dinner here.
We relaxed with a cup of tea in the afternoon and whiskey after dinner in this cosy guest’s lounge.
The upstairs landing, like the rest of The Gunton Arms has been thoughtfully and lovingly designed, we loved their wallpapers and fabrics.
A stunning Norfolk sunset.
A communal area just outside our room and by the entrance to the roof terrace.
More gorgeous wallpaper.
Just imagine this place in the summer with all this space, great big banqueting tables and outside bar… I’m there!
Highs + Lows
Attention to detail – every room had a different wallpaper and luxurious fabrics, vintage light switches, carefully chosen lamps and comfortable furnishings.
We loved the juxtaposition of contemporary art (one of the dining rooms is called the ‘Tracey Emin Room’) with traditional ‘pub’ art and pub vibe.
Open hearth dining room, home-smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast, friendly and attentive staff all come together to make this a really warm and welcoming country retreat.
Our room overlooked the roof terrace, which we can imagine could be quite noisy and disruptive in the summer months.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
A traditional pub and dining room with bedrooms.
Country pub with a taste for contemporary art, traditional furnishings and good grub.
Set in the heart of an extensive historic deer park near Cromer in North Norfolk.
Pub ‘popular music!’
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Robert Kime and Martin Brudnizki.
No, not that sort of place.
Oh yes, a great restaurant with an open fire where the chef cooks the steaks, pork chops and of course, the deer.
Proper pub bar.
Yes absolutely, bring the dog too!
Affordable country comfort.
In the Area
Drive along the Norfolk coast to the village of Cley
High St. Holt NR25 7RF, UK
buy some smoked prawns and a fresh locally caught crab and head to the beach... idyllic.
Go to No.1 Fish & Chip shop in Cromer
1 New St., Cromer NR27 9HP, UK
owned by famous local chef Galton Blackiston... enjoy fish n’ chips the proper English way, in paper on the seafront. They do great cockle popcorn too!
Take a boat trip
Blakeney, Holt NR25 7NW, UK
To see the seals at National Trust Nature Reserve Blakeney Point.
The Gunton Arms
Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, Norwich, UK
Neighborhood: North Norfolk
Hotel Location: Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, Norwich, UK