Picture yourself in a village pub with one of the most spectacular views of the sea and beach in Norfolk, looking out across the Wash. Whether it’s a cool drink watching a summer sunset or enjoying a hearty meal for winter warmth, you will find it here at

One of our three Traditional Inns in the East of England, the Ancient Mariner Inn at Old Hunstanton takes great pride in offering real ales and real food in a real pub environment.

Working alongside the neighbouring Four Star Le Strange Arms Hotel and the Boat House self catering apartments means that we offer something completely different to all our customers. Whether it’s a cosy meal for two or a lively family celebration; an art masterclass or bird watching at the local reserves, you are sure to find the perfect spot at the Ancient Mariner Inn.

The buildings were originally constructed as barns and stabling for a traditional Norfolk farmhouse built in the 1600s, now the site of the Le Strange Arms Hotel.

During the 1800s Hunstanton was transformed from sleepy coastal town to bustling seaside resort – popular with families – thanks to the work of local architect Henry L’Estrange and of course the arrival of the railways. The hotel had been completed just in time to take advantage of this and the pub was converted sometime after.

Reflecting the Ancient Mariner Inn’s nautical connections, the walls and beams are adorned with local memorabilia and some interesting prints.


  • Accommodation
  • Beer garden
  • Car park
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dogs allowed
  • Family friendly
  • Food
  • Function room
  • Outside area
  • Real ale
  • Real fire
  • WiFi free
  • Cask Marque