The Gunton Arms

Norwich, Norfolk
+44 (0)1263 832010
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£120 - £370
per night

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


18 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£120 - £370 per night

The Experience

The beautifully restored Gunton Arms overlooks one thousand acres of lush and historic parkland and the setting is stunning. There’s a colourful hunting lodge style with 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 simple, gutsy ingredient-led cooking which prioritises local and seasonal food. Breakfast on Swafield cured bacon and Alby honey, Cley Smokehouse kippers, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

Bedrooms ooze country house charm with antiques, gorgeous fabrics and indulgent marble-tiled bathrooms, some with deep tubs and walk-in showers… wake to parkland views. Walks are sublime and you’re just one mile from Thorpe Market.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in the middle of a deer park, with herds roaming freely
  • The fabulous food and the opulent rooms – it's a real treat to stay here
  • Being well away from the hubbub of the pub in your suite in either the old Coach House or Barn
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You should know

  • There are no TVs in the bedrooms
  • Dogs (maximum two) are charged at £10


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from £120
Family room, £250, Friday & Saturday.
8 Suites for 2
From £260
8 Doubles
From £120
2 Family rooms for 4
From £260


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
25 Dec.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £5. Mains from £6.50. Dinner - 2 courses, £40.


Chic country house decor, eye-catching artwork, rustic modern cooking, gorgeous rooms and a laid-back vibe await at this beautifully restored inn set within a vast deer park. Don't miss the mini roof terrace off the landing with its deck chairs – perfect for a sundowner on a summer's evening.

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The neighbourhood

The stunning coastline is only four miles away for sailing, boating, seal watching and the widest beaches and skies. Holt is nearby – a shopper's paradise with back alleys full of independent shops, galleries, delis and boutiques plus the Mews Antiques Emporium. Glandford has a wonderful gallery of paintings, prints and sculptures reflecting Norfolk's diverse wildlife. Cley has an award-winning deli.

Local points of interest from The Gunton Arms

  • Norwich Cathedral is unique for its soft creamy limestone exterior.
  • Bishop’s House Gardens is the historic private garden of the Bishop of Norwich and is a four acre delight of colour and calm where you can enjoy a few hours of respite in the green spaces.
  • Elm Hill & Princes Street - The cathedral is close to both Elm Hill and Princes Street, both picture-perfect cobbled streets near the River Wensum, lined with colourful and historic Tudor houses, many of them now pretty shops, restaurants, and cafés.
  • Norwich Castle, a magnificent Norman keep constructed in 1095 by William II, is built on a large artificial mound in the centre of Norfolk’s capital (and only) city as part of his campaign to defeat East Anglia after the Norman Conquest of England.


The Gunton Arms

Owner and art dealer Ivor Braka has lavished money on this once-faded hotel and the results are impressive with interiors designed by Robert Kime. You are looked after by a good team headed up by Operations Manager Simone, Head Chef Stuart and the lovely reception team as main contact for guests.