Things to do in Gunton

The Gunton Arms

Just under 2 miles away from Gunton station lies the beautifully restored and critically-acclaimed Gunton Arms pub

Nestled within a lush thousand-acre deer park, the Gunton Arms is a critically-acclaimed traditional pub near Cromer. The park was created by the Harbord family in the 18th century. The Gunton Arms was originally Steward’s Farm, and it became the second house to Gunton Hall. One of its most famous historical visitors during the late 1800s was the actress Lillie Langtry, who was the mistress of the future King Edward VII.

The park gradually fell into decline during the 20th century but has been greatly restored since it was purchased in 1982 by Kit Martin, Charles Harbord-Hamond and Ivor Braka. The park won the ‘Genius of the Place’ Country Life/Savills award in 2007 for its restoration of a historic landscape and today, the Gunton Arms pub continues to attract visitors from near and far for its delicious food and tasteful accommodation.

In 2014, food critic Jay Rayner visited the Gunton Arms and declared, “As a man of appetite I conclude the real art has been not on the walls today but on the table before me…I want to go back to the Gunton Arms. I want to go back soon“.

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