This rural pub, dating back to late 1800s, is one of a kind. From its in-your-face, dramatic decor through to the flavour-packed dedicated Mediterranean menu, the Suffield Arms has a treat in store.
Located between North Walsham and Cromer, the pub is owned by prestigious art dealer Ivor Braka and features cool, conversation-starting artwork throughout (at times a bit risqué – avert your eyes, children). Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino, Bridget Riley, Bob Dylan… the list is long and impressive. Also owned by Braka, nearby sister pub the renowned Gunton Arms offers British seasonal cuisine to those who can get a table!
At the Suffield, expect an authentic dining experience with a focus on large-feast style meals of tasty tapas for small and big parties. Be sure to include the incredible world-renowned 5J cured meats in your selection. If you like low-mile eating, it’s worth noting that much produce is sourced from neighbouring Gunton Park’s walled garden, including veggies and game.
Split into three areas (which you could happily journey through on your visit), the pub channels cosy 19th century vibes in the main bar, with wood panelling and William Morris curtains. There’s a light-flooded contemporary restaurant with striking graffiti-style wall art, and – follow the neon sign to Beer Girls Porn – and you’ll enter an opulent saloon bar, with dark papered walls, red velvet sofas and low lighting. The perfect setting for sampling the menu of cocktails, vermouth and fortified wine.
The Suffield Arms is conveniently located opposite Gunton Station, so if you live in the vicinity of the Bittern Line from Norwich, with any luck nobody has to be the designated driver!
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The Suffield Arms, Station Road, Thorpe Market, Norwich, NR11 8UE
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