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Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe

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Historic pub with charming old fashioned interior. Wherry and GK IPA on tap so the Wherry is the obvious choice. Appeared to have a limited menu on the Saturday lunchtime of my visit. I had a Lord Nelson burger (did not realise the Lord was fond of burgers) which was OK, average rather than brilliant. Staff were very friendly.
mikey64 - 28 Jun 2015 19:06
My friend's Wherry was good and I had a bottle of the Nelson's blood, which I just had to try. My beer could have been a tad warmer, ideally, but it was a cold, crisp day outside and maybe that's why.

That said, I have to say how unexpectedly good all the food was (we four all had different meals and all were generous and tasty) and all served by charming barmaids.

very friendly.
OnAMission - 28 Feb 2015 15:42
Tried a visit whilst driving back from the Real Ale Shop. Not open, however, the back door was so I managed to have a wonder around inside and it was a very cosy little pub with beer served from the cask. They had Heacham Gold on but couldn't see what else. I didn't try the pub as such as it wasn't open, but it is in a nice village and for character is looks like it is worth a visit) - demoted from a Good Pub Guide main entry in 2010 to a lucky dip for some reason?
Mothbag - 4 Jul 2010 15:30
Lovely little pub with great beer served straight from the barrell. Bar food a little pricey but always good as is the restaurant food.
allersc - 3 Nov 2009 14:10
Nice Wherry and friendly service
willy - 24 Apr 2009 18:02
Called in as we just happened to be passing one lunchtime and was very pleasantly surprised. Loads of character, good ales and remarkably good food -- a bit pricey for this part of the country, but freshly prepared and tasty, using (I would say) quality ingredients. Friendly landlord / bar staff too.
priestleysj - 24 Apr 2008 17:21
Loads of atmosphere thanks to the Nelson connection, (it was his local) and therefore a busy tourist destination.

Called in for lunch during a suprisingly busy week-day, in fact the place was heaving. Perhaps because of this the food was a big let down. The worst ploughman's lunch I have ever had, my fiance and in-laws didn't do much better. Hobbit sized portions that looked like they had been thrown together from something out of a packet, for which they were charging top prices.

Being a tourist trap doesn't excuse it being a tourist rip-off.
nwingfield - 2 Oct 2007 17:13
A gem of a pub. Several different rooms, beer served from a single hatch, Plenty of Nelson memorabilia as I believe this was his local! Well kept Norfolk ales go down a treat as well as the good food.
Highbury - 6 Jun 2006 13:28
We were there on a late Summer's evening. Excellent BBQ in the garden - very good if you have the kids in tow. There played on the climbing frames provided, and through the trees, until it got dark.

The pub has real character, and very friendly owner's and management. The Nelson's Revenge was excellent, and they sell 4 pint jugs for carry off, if you want to take a little something home with you.

If I find myself in the area again, it's the first place I'd think of.
bookie - 10 Feb 2005 13:41
Beer & drinks great, but BBQ a real let down. Fat/grizzley chick kebabs, miniscule sausages and undercooked salmon, burger was very good though!
Ann Hood - 7 Aug 2004 20:02
Nice pub - still no proper bar (just barrels and pints on a tray). Bar one side, food the other and a nice garden in the summer. Lovely beer as well.
pete - 21 Oct 2003 11:55

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