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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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4.4
212 reviews
  • tony reader
    tony reader
    2 weeks ago

    When we went half of the menu was off, was really looking forward to going as it was my mother's birthday. Staff did try to make the experience better, so can't complain about them. But the food even though was edible it wasn't anything spectacular considering the lack of stuff missing from there menu. I will give another try as they stated that a change over of staff in the kitchen was the reason behind this. Fingers crossed we will get a better experience next time

  • Cameron Fordham
    Cameron Fordham
    in the last week

    Absolutely phenomenal pub! The dinner was delicious and the service made us (and our dog) very welcome. Beer is lovely too. There is also a small museum on naval hero Nelson and Trafalgar. Well worth the visit!

  • Samantha Colden
    Samantha Colden
    8 months 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.

  • Simon Guest
    Simon Guest
    3 weeks ago

    We ate quite early so the restaurant and pub were very quiet which accounts for my atmosphere score. The food was very good in particular the game pie. The waiting staff were very attentive an friendly, just what you want in a family pup restaurant, We had an autistic 15 year old with us with whom the staff were excellent.

  • Diego Llumigusin
    Diego Llumigusin
    10 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.

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  • 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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