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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

This pub started life in 1637 as The Plough and was renamed The Lord Nelson in 1798, to honour Horatio Nelson who was born in the village. Located opposite the delightful village cricket ground and bowling green, it has an atmospheric interior that has changed little over the past 370 plus years; you can even sit on Nelson’s own high-backed settle. Drinks are served from the taproom, with real ales drawn straight from the cask. In the cosy bar you can also partake in unique rum-based tipples such as Nelson’s Blood. The kitchen aims to cook dishes with balance between flavours, so that the quality of the ingredients shines. A typical meal is farmhouse pâté with toast and red onion marmalade followed by pan-fried salmon in a green herb crust with beurre blanc and duchess potatoes, with apple pie and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Children will enjoy the huge garden.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-10 (Jul-Aug & BHs 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Abbot Ale, Woodforde's Wherry
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

B1355 (Burnham Market to Fakenham road), pub 9m from Fakenham & 1.75m from Burnham Market

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