The Nelson
Burnham Market
United Kingdom

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Address Creake Road
Burnham Market
PE31 8EN
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Phone 01328 738321
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About The Nelson

The Nelson was first recorded at a public house called 'The Mermaid' in 1685. Horatio Nelson's father, Edmund, was the rector of All Saint's Church at Ulph (directly opposite the pub) and was present when The Mermaid was renamed in tribute as 'The Admiral Nelson' in 1805, directly after the Battle of Trafalgar. This theme was copied in Burnham Thorpe some 2 years later when 'The Plough' became 'The Lord Nelson' in 1807.

During the following 200 years, the name changed from 'The Admiral Nelson' to 'The Admiral Lord Nelson', then to 'The Lord Nelson'. In 2005, on the 200th Anniversary of the pub's name, Trafalgar and the death of Nelson, the name was drastically changed to 'The Jockey', following a change of ownership. This change did not go down to well with the local community; as the bunting was out in the streets in celebration of the 200th Anniversary!

In 2011, we bought 'The Jockey' and set about restoring her identity; calling her simply 'The Nelson'. Following an extensive renovation, we opened on 27th May 2011 to start a new chapter in the history of this phenomenal building.

We offer a great selection of beers, spirits and soft drinks, as well as an extensive wine list. We also sell a changing selection of guest ales as well as the very popular Woodforde's Wherry. We pride ourselves on an extensive seasonal menu of locally sourced ingredients.
The Nelson, Burnham Market, Norfolk

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It's many years since I went to The Nelson (or "The Lord Nelson" as it was at the time). I seem to recall falling over after a few "Bulls Blood" (their local brew of Woods' rum and something secret that came out the back end of a penguin). There's nothing "wrong" with today's "Nelson" but there's also little character to remind you of the typical local pub restaurant. Sure, the beer's okay. Sure, the food's okay. And the staff are friendly enough. But I can find that in 1,000 other British pubs!
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