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This recently extended and iconic, historic public house, built in 1637 and set in the idyllic village of Burnham Thorpe, close to the award-winning beaches on the North Norfolk coast. Famed as the birthplace of Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson and the pub which now bears his name is the authentic and original haunt of Lord Nelson.

We offer the best of local produce that changes with the seasons. Passion is the best ingredient in our cooking. Serving the best quality Woodforde’s ales and Woodforde’s 52˚ north draft range beers. Whether you are visiting to sample our beautiful beer or looking for some good quality food with the family and four legged friends, rest assured that at The Lord Nelson you will receive a warm and hearty welcome.

As per all listings on Dog Friendly Norfolk, we accept well behaved dogs.



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  • Samantha Colden
    Samantha Colden
    a month ago

    We had a wonderful meal here - welcome was warm, service was friendly and the food although on the higher end for pub food, was really delicious. We tried the buttermilk chicken burger and the pie - both excellent - and the lemon posset for dessert was wonderful. Dogs are made very welcome, ours certainly loved the treat station. We really enjoyed the museum to the rear of the pub - super interesting. Would definitely visit again if we were in the area.

  • Diego Llumigusin
    Diego Llumigusin
    3 months ago

    Good open space. Dog friendly. So good place if other places have no room or you have a dog. Unfortunately, overall not great an experience. Staff saw us waiting to be seated and just walked around us. I needed to ask if we just should grab a table. Not terrible but could improve. Had the tempura oysters and calamari. Oysters were decent. Good presentation. The calamari looked and felt like onion rings. Not great but some people may prefer it this way. Than the chowder. A piece of fish tasted like it was off. The other fish pieces were fine. The baby potatoes were extremely undercooked. The waitress said she’d feed it back when we flagged it - you’d expect more when a product is sub-standard. Burger patty lacked seasoning but the relish compensated. Water available for the dogs along with little bone treats that my dog usually sticks her nose up at but loved here. Not terrible but enough bad points on this occasion to warrant quite a negative review I’m afraid.

  • Kirt Nicholls
    Kirt Nicholls
    5 months ago

    This is a very very nice local pub and diner. The food selection while smaller than some places is very well thought out, there's a great variety and the quality is great. While on the pricier side for a pub the food is definitely worth every penny. I would recommend going with friends and or family.

  • Tony Brown
    Tony Brown
    2 months ago

    Very quiet, we thought it was closed at first. It was only when we sat down we realised how expensive it was which probably explained why so few people were there at lunchtime on a beautiful sunny day. We ate on the patio as they won't serve food in the garden, which is right next to the patio..... 🤷 We just had a starter, tomato and mozzarella salad , very small and not worth £9.

  • Marian Woollard
    Marian Woollard
    a month ago

    The very best place I've eaten for a long while. Dog friendly plus great staff

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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