Welcome to The Lord Nelson.
An iconic, traditional pub steeped in history and situated
in the beautiful countryside of Burnham Thorpe.

Nestled quietly yet majestically at the end of Walsingham Road as you leave the beautiful village of Burnham Thorpe close to the North Norfolk coast, the market town of Burnham Market and a short drive from the award winning Holkham beaches and seaside town of Wells next the Sea.

Close to the river Burn, opposite the village green and a short walk from All Saints church, where Edmund Nelson, father of Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson was Rector. Burnham Thorpe is famed for being the birthplace of Horatio Nelson. The church is a short walk from the pub and has flags flown by HMS Indomitable at the Battle of Jutland, and by HMS Nelson, are in the nave and the tombs of his parents are in the Chancel.


Founded in 1981, Woodforde’s is home to a wide range of craft beers and traditional ales including two Supreme Champion Beers of Britain, and the FIFTYTWO° NORTH collection of craft beers. Named in honour of Parson James Woodforde, an 18th Century clergyman who wrote lovingly in his diaries of a love for good food & great beer, our story starts in the 1960’s during the new-wave revolution of home brewers creating authentic flavours & crafting their own beers.


Food & drink

Our team of talented chefs have found the very best of the rich local produce and strive to provide fresh, tasty pub food which is freshly prepared in our kitchen and delivered from local suppliers. Our food is inspired by our surroundings, and our well accomplished chefs produce locally sourced dishes perfectly accompanied by our wide range of carefully selected wines and the freshest Woodforde’s hand drawn ales and our own craft range, FIFTYTWO° NORTH.


Book your Christmas parties with us! 

The Lord Nelson is the perfect place for your Christmas parties, whether it’s a small family and friends gathering or a big office party. We our have cosy snugs by side the roaring wood burners or our extensive elegant restaurant. 

Our Christmas Party Menu will be running from the 23rd November to the 23rd December. 

Book between 23rd November - 7th December and get 3 courses for the price of 2! 

2 Course £27.98 | 3 Course £33.95 


Something for everyone...

Dog Friendly

We are always ready with a tummy rub and a biscuit for you and your best friend!

Family Friendly

We have a fantastic area outside for the smalls to run around, plus snug areas indoors (if it's raining!) for some colouring with your yummy food!

Bike friendly

Cycle racks are in the car park!