The Gin Trap Inn

“Discover traditional looks and fine modern cooking.” - AA Inspector



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Ideally situated in a lovely village and just a short drive from the north Norfolk coast, The Gin Trap Inn dates back to 1668 and is charmingly full of original period features. Service is relaxed, yet attentive and professional, and modern British menus make good use of local, fresh and seasonal produce. Homemade bread is a great start, and dishes are neat and precise. A late summer meal might lead with a smooth, rich duck liver parfait, served with cherries and pickled onions, before a delightfully traditional aged sirloin steak. This comes with a rich bone marrow sauce and beautifully crisp triple-cooked chips.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Gin Trap Inn


Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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