Lord Nelson

Norfolk - Burnham Thorpe

A historic pub interior of regional importance

This pub is currently closed (since 10/09/2016)

Listed Status: II

Walsingham Road
Burnham Thorpe
PE31 8HN

Tel: (01328) 738241

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

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The front door of this historic pub leads to an uneven brick-floored passage. To the left is the splendid old quarry-tiled Nelson's Bar, retaining an ancient settle held in place by an iron arch-shaped rod. Sadly, a similar settle was removed in 2002 when, for the first time ever, a bar counter was installed by cutting a hole in a dividing wall (before that, table service ruled the roost). To the right of the passage, the Word Room once contained many items of Nelson memorabilia. The small snug to the left of the bar was once a cellar and the large room to the right was converted from a barn in 1996. Lord Nelson was born in the village in 1758 and is said to have held a farewell party in an upstairs room here before leaving to take command of the Agamemnon in 1793.

Dates from c.1650 and was renamed in honour of the great admiral Horatio Nelson who was born in the rectory in this village in 1758 and is said to have held a farewell party in an upstairs room before leaving in 1793 to take command of the Agamemnon. From the front door there is an uneven brick-floored passage. Turn left and you find the splendid small original quarry-tiled Nelson's Bar. This still retains one ancient settle with an iron arch-shaped rod holding it in place.

Sadly, a second similar settle was removed in 2002 when for the first time in the pub's history a bar counter and bar back were installed by carefully cutting a hole in a dividing wall. Prior to 2002 all drinks were supplied by table service. To the right of the passage is the Ward Room, which up to the retirement of long-standing licensee Les Winter, founder member of the Nelson Society, in 1997, contained many items of Nelson memorabilia. A small snug to the left of the bar was originally a cellar.

The large room on the right was converted from a barn in 1996.

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