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Address: Walsingham Rd. | Burnham Thorpe, Burnham Thorpe PE31 8HN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1328 738241
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00

This pub was frequented by Lord Nelson in the 18th century, and features a...

This pub was frequented by Lord Nelson in the 18th century, and features a then-common serving hatch instead of a bar.

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Lovely old fashioned pub

This place is very old and has bags of charm. I had pork belly with apple sauce, mash and vegetables and it was delicious. They were very busy that night but our meals were not... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Donald M
Derby, United Kingdom
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Sandy, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going to the Lord Nelson annually for several years and unfortunately this may possibly be our last visit. The ales and drinks were good as usual but the service was poor. Food had to be returned to the kitchen to be cooked properly. The food seemed to be assembled from ready prepared ingredients eg filling of tinned... More 

2 Thank julietg99
Southwold, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My family and I have been going to this pub for about 10 years. In the past it was a must place to visit. It always had a great selection of beer, the food was excellent and the portions good size. We have recently moved to North Norfolk and of course went to the Nelson as before we have done... More 

1 Thank Gordana S
Ashley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in earlier in the day and booked for that evening. when we arrived they had no record of our booking! there was no real problem as they were able to accommodate us. ordered a French wine from wine menu and they turned up with a Chilean one! then we were told they didn't have the French one! food I... More 

1 Thank timsonbrown
Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This place is very old and has bags of charm. I had pork belly with apple sauce, mash and vegetables and it was delicious. They were very busy that night but our meals were not long in coming. We will eat here again.

Thank Donald M
Salisbury UK
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were very kindly allowed to park our motor home overnight while travelling around Norfolk. There was a charity event that evening for Norfolk hospice. We were very well entertained by Nelson shanty men in the large beer garden. The hog roast was excellent and all the proceeds going to charity. We can't thank the owners enough for also owing... More 

1 Thank valbritton
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Went on car treasure hunt with 25 people. The organiser Tony had booked a week ahead for sandwiches etc, it cost £12 per head and if I had paid £5 a head I would have been disappointed. The group must have spent another £100 between us on drinks. Very poor value indeed. Will not go there again!

2 Thank trapperdog
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016

8 of us, 4 adults 4 children all found the food scrummy. Husband enjoyed the beer and the surroundings. Lots of history about Nelson to take in and staff were very friendly.

Thank Mykela H
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Staying in Burnham Thorpe for a holiday and what more could we ask for than a really friendly pub with great staff and great good !! Special thanks to Jackie and Julie two of the bad maids they made us so welcome, nothing was too much trouble - even giving advise on places to visit. A must to try is... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Great food. Sandwiches to die for. Went back again. This time, meatloaf (yes, MEATLOAF, hand made on premises) with gravy, mash and veg. Gorgeous. Boss had brie and bacon toastie both times. "Never had a better one", quoth she! Such an historic feel to the alehouse that Horatio Nelson frequented in his younger years. But a beggar to find! So... More 

1 Thank Graham M
Burnham Market, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Nelson's local still has bags of atmosphere and is well worth a visit. The meals I've had there have been well cooked and reasonably priced. Pity the range of ales etc is so limited; is that the fault of the brewery?

Thank Peter S

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