Lord Nelson

We recently had a short break in Norfolk and whilst there visited the The Lord Nelson at Burnham Thorpe. Having read that it not only served real ales straight from the barrel but also housed lots of Nelson memorabilia and collectables, we wanted to take a look around.

Burnham Thorpe was Nelsonís birthplace and this ale house was originally built in 1637 - so Nelson probably drank there when he was between ships and at home. The pub was originally called The Plough but later became the first pub in England to be called The Lord Nelson following his victory at the Battle Of The Nile.

The Lord Nelson, Norfolk

Greeted by a nicely presently building and large, attractive beer garden, this place was a treasure trove of things to look at. As you walk into one of the main rooms you are greeted by a large high-backed bench:

The Lord Nelson, Norfolk

According to the landlord, this impressive piece of furniture dates from the 17th century and was used in the pub when Nelson used to visit - so it is entirely possible that he used to sit on it! Near the snug is a large cabinet housing lots of collectables and Nelson memorabilia:

Lord Nelson memorabilia

In this cabinet I noticed there was a piece of rope labelled as Original Rope Off H.M.S Victory:

Lord Nelson collectables

An original wooden lintel from one of the upstairs windows in the building:

The Lord Nelson collectables

Along with a nice selection of tankards and plates:

Lord Nelson collectable tankards

You can read more about The Lord Nelson on its website, NelsonsLocal.co.uk, and I'd recommend the food and beer!

Best wishes,

Perfect Pieces


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