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Ancient Mariner Inn

Golf Course Road Old Hunstanton Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6JJ

The Ancient Mariner Inn is a traditional, popular village pub, serving award winning real ales and excellent food. With direct access to the sand dunes and beach beyond it has unrivalled views, extensive outside seating and a children's play area.

The Ancient Mariner Inn is a traditional, popular village pub, with beer gardens offering unrivalled views of the sea and beaches of this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Sit outside either on the decking, patio or on the lawns which lead down to the dunes and the sea.

Old Hunstanton is the only village on the east coast to face west and spectacular sunsets over the Wash can be experienced.

The Inn has been created from the old barns and stables of the original Victorian hotel, now BEST WESTERN Le Strange Arms Hotel . Local nautical prints and curios stud the long wooden beams and walls adding to the historic atmosphere.
Award winning ales, guest beers and wines are served throughout the year. A wide range of quality food is available in the bars and restaurants.

Special events, including food festivals are a noted part of the year.
Let our friendly staff make your visit to the Ancient Mariner an experience to remember.
Free Internet Access - The Ancient Mariner is pleased to be able to provide all it's customers with free wireless internet access.


A wide range of quality food is available in the bars and restaurants with views across the lawns to the dunes and the Wash beyond. This popular traditional village pub has lovely raised decking area where you can enjoy your meal whilst taking in the unique views of the sea and beaches.
Food is served:
Monday to Sunday from 12 noon with last orders at 9pm

Real Ales

We offer a wide range of real ales throughout the year, with Adnams and Broadside as regulars alongside five guest ales. Our staff are fully trained in the traditional care of ales and we are proud of the reputation we have earned for proving high quality real ales.

Featured in CAMRA "Good Beer Guide".


Adjacent to The Ancient Mariner is the BEST WESTERN Le Strange Arms Hotel.

Standing on the east coast of England it faces west across the Wash. The hotel grounds run down to one of the best sandy beaches in an area famous for it's beaches.

It has 43 comfortable en-suite bedrooms and suites, many with beautiful views of the beach and sea.

All rooms have colour TV with satellite, free broadband internet access, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones and hairdryers.

The stylish restaurant offers evening table d'hote and a la carte menus, and is a favourite venue for Sunday lunch whereas the Oak Bar has a more informal feel offering "Lite Bite" menus throughout the day.

The Oak Room, Le Strange Suite, Palace Suite and Restaurant are licensed for civil weddings providing a romantic seaside setting.

Self Catering

Our Boat House offers two apartments, one with 3 double rooms and one with 2 double rooms. All the bedrooms are en suite and have TV, radio, direct dial telephones and free broadband internet access. Each apartment has a kitchenette and lounge/dining area leading to a balcony overlooking the beach.

Conference & Banqueting Centre

The Hotel is experienced in providing conference and meeting facilities for large and small companies. It is in an unique location close to the sea in the village of Old Hunstanton. The Oak Room for 20 - 30 persons is on the ground floor. The Le Strange Suite and The Palace Suite connect and have direct access to the outside.
The large grounds are suitable for trade shows with marquees and ample parking. Non-residential and residential delegate rates are available.

Hours of work

Open daily: 11am - 11pm

Food served daily: 12noon - 9pm


Located in the village of Old Hunstanton on the North West coast of Norfolk, one mile North of Hunstanton town, just off the A149. Coming from King's Lynn follow the A149 out of Hunstanton and on the sharp right hand bend, go straight on and you will see the Ancient Mariner on your left with parking on your right.

If you are coming from the North Norfolk coast, Ringstead etc, after the hump back bridge, take the first turning on the right and then the first turning on the left. Follow the road and you will see the hotel followed by the Ancient Mariner on your right with parking on your left.

Ancient Mariner Inn

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  • Outside eating area with views to the sea
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  • Sunset room

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