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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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  • tony reader
    tony reader
    3 months 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

  • Sam Artingstall
    Sam Artingstall
    a month ago

    What a find this place was! Due to it's location we assumed it would be quiet but we were very wrong. It was extremely busy! We were informed that there would be a wait for food when we got there but we were happy to wait. I'm glad we did! Food was beautiful, staff were so friendly and were particularly great with the children and dog we had with us. They gave the children a variety of board games to play to alleviate the boredom of waiting and gave my dog biscuits and water. If I'm ever on holiday in Norfolk again this will definitely be a place we visit again.

  • Ellie Leyland
    Ellie Leyland
    3 weeks ago

    We visited The Lord Nelson yesterday as a part of 6 + dog, and all thoroughly enjoyed the food. "Potentially the best ham hock terrine" my MIL has ever had, and plenty of treats and attention for the dog, but best of all for me was the care and attention given to the allergies and intolerances in our party. I felt in safe hands, and checking the ingredients with the chef was never too much trouble for our friendly and lovely server. Thank you for a lovely evening!

  • Nigel Diamond
    Nigel Diamond
    a month ago

    Last here 10 years ago when the pub was historic but small with good beer and food. It has had an amazing make over. Very well done, the historic features remain with new restaurant areas. And a lovely outdoor space. Food and drink still great. Well worth a visit.

  • Samantha Colden
    Samantha Colden
    11 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.

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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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