Baileys in the Bathroom

On a recent visit to Norfolk, Ross and I went to a pub we’d heard a lot about from his family – a pub with a bit of a difference.

Deciding to head for a pre-dinner pint, we thought it was about time we checked this place out. Owned by an avid art-collector, The Gunton Arms is full to the brim of famous artwork. There’s David Bailey shoots in the gents and naked sketches by Lucian Freud hung above doorways.

thumb_img_7724_1024A sneaky photo in the Gents

Not to mention the erotic ladies painted on dinner plates above the bar, done by Tracey Emin herself specifically for her friend, the owner.

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This collection of artwork is arranged in a beautiful, otherwise traditional pub set in a historic park near Cromer in North Norfolk. Visiting on a misty evening gave the interior a perfect warmth, lit with more Emin neon’s and a nice glass of Merlot.

img_8076Trust Me…it’s worth a visit!

I’m looking forward to heading back for some food on our next visit. We watched as steaks were cooked on a griddle over the open fire in the dining room, meaning you can ask the chef for your exact preference, giving yet another level to this unique pub experience.

One thing I would say though – maybe don’t take your elderly Grandma!

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