News & Events

Proud to Sponsor Robbie As He Goes for World Record

You may have seen in yesterday’s Lynn News that a local man from Gaywood in King’s Lynn is attempting a bike world record.  

Robbie Ferri is taking on one of the world’s toughest ultra-endurance races, the fifth annual Transcontinental Race and at the same time is going for a world record!  In preparation, he has been taking to his saddle every week and heading off to a different destination, most recently Brighton and the Lake District to push himself to the limits.  The race itself will be unsupported, so it will be down to Robbie, his legs and the contents of a single bag to get him through to the finish line and hopefully, the World Record title.

Some of the countries he will be cycling through include Belgium, Germany, Italy, Solvakia, Romania and Greece and we cannot wait to see his photos and hear his progress as he makes his way through Europe.  Covering 200 – 250 miles every day of the race, he will also need to stop to eat and fill up on a whopping 5000 calories per day to fuel himself on!

We will be sharing his posts over the course of his race which begins on July 28th and officially finishes on August 16th however, Robbie has told us that the winner will be expected as early as 7-10 days into the race and we are hoping that we will see Robbie in that time frame too!  If cycling is something you enjoy then this is a race that you should be interested in!

We’re very happy and proud to say that we are one of Robbie’s sponsors and we are backing him all the way to the finish line.  We have been sharing his progress on our Twitter and Facebook pages and we are very excited to see him set off on his attempt and there will be a nice cold pint and a hot meal waiting for him on his return!

Good Luck Robbie from all of us here at The Nelson!

Events for the summer 2017 across North Norfolk

Burnham Market is, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful parts of North Norfolk and we are very lucky to be able to call it home.  As we move into summer, the countryside around us springs into life; the grass is greener as are the trees, the sun is shining and the local folk begin to make arrangements for a summer of events and fun.

From flowers to animals and farming, right through to arts and crafts, Burnham Market and the surrounding areas have got a lot coming up and we couldn’t be more excited.

Burnhams Flower Show and Carnival

If horticulture is your thing, make a ring around Saturday 15th July in your calendar as the Burnhams Flower Show and Carnival comes to town!  Starting at 1pm and going on till 5:30pm, this family fun day will be jam packed with flora, fun and food.  Alongside the usual displays of fruit and vegetables, there will also be plenty of live music, games, sideshows and entertainment to keep you and your little ones happy.

Holkham Country Fair

A little further round the bend and you are treated to the Holkham Country Fair, which runs over two days in July (Sat 22nd– Sun 23rd) on the wonderful Holkham Estate. This fair has a stellar reputation and this year is no exception, with ‘Dhzigitovka! The Way of The Cossack Warrior’ sure to amaze you with their horsemanship, precision and skill in a fast-paced stunt riding extravaganza and a first for Holkham, the RAF Aerobatics Team, The Red Arrows taking centre stage on Sunday.

Other events include:

  • Sporting Clay Pigeon Shoot
  • Lurcher Show and Racing
  • Gundog Events
  • Fishing Demonstrations, Casting Competitions and Tuition
  • Historic Car Display and Parade
  • Vintage Machinery and Tractors
  • Dog Agility
  • Ferret Show and Racing
  • Stickmaking
  • Taxidermy
  • Chairmaking
  • Beekeeping

If you are looking to come for the weekend and wish to stay over locally, we have some stunning rooms that are family and dog friendly.  Check out our availability here but be quick as rooms tend to go fast for this weekend.

Burnham Market Craft Fair

A great idea for something to do in the summer holidays, the Burnham Market craft fair is run by local volunteers, with free entry and lots to see and do.  This years event will be held on Saturday 19th August from 10am onwards on the Burnham Market Village Greens and is a great day out for all the family.  Traditional, local and regional crafts of all kinds will be on display, with local artists, designers and artisans coming along to show off their talents, totalling in over 100 stalls for you to browse, which include:

  • Original Art
  • Jewellery
  • Plants
  • Textiles
  • Ceramics
  • Cards
  • Woodwork and Pottery
  • Basketwork
  • Sculpture
  • Furniture
  • Glassware
  • Photography
  • Aromatherapy
  • Leather-Craft and Metalwork

There is parking available, and you can just as easily pop over on the Coasthopper bus.  If you are staying in one of our rooms for that weekend, parking is included so you are just a small stroll away from the action.

With all this going on in such a beautiful setting, why not book a family weekend break over one of these dates and stay with us?  We have a selection of cosy rooms, a bar and a restaurant, with a new menu using only the best local produce.

Give our team a call today on 01328 738321 to enquire or visit our website for more information or to check availability www.the-nelson.com

Discover Burnham Market; A Hidden Gem in North Norfolk

Burnham Market is known as ‘the Chelsea of Norfolk’ by the locals and it is easy to see why when you look at the quaint little boutiques and galleries that line either side of the central Burnham green. Surrounded by nature reserves and rolling lush countryside, Burnham Market has struck the balance between keeping its Heritage charm and traditional values and moving with the times in terms of food and shopping. Formerly a thriving livestock market town, there are regular homages to it’s past with plenty of craft fairs and country shows that showcase the best of Norfolk’s artisan produce and country living.

Burnham Market is full of country lanes and walkways that offer a stunning landscape view of Norfolk’s richest farmland and agriculture, as well as fields of bright yellow and purple flowers that line the River Burn and leads you all the way to Burnham Overy Staithe; where a treasure trove of salt marshes and sand dunes make for perfect bird watching terrain. Fishing boats dot the coast line, with plenty of rich and diverse wildlife to spot whilst you walk.

If retail therapy is more your thing, Burnham Market has everything you need to feel at peace again. Quiet boutiques with no queues or hustle offer a peaceful shopping experience.

The Hat Shop is one of the villages shining stars since it opened its doors in 1987 and offers every style of hat you can think of for every occasion; from top hats to baseball caps and everything in between. The Hat Shop is the perfect place to browse for a gift or for yourself.

If it is clothing you are after then Burnham Market has it all. Trendy take on classic fashion brand, Jack Wills has a thriving store here, as does Collen & Claire, delivering the best in ‘Coastal Chic’ fashion items for both men and women. Looking for something unique to wear this summer? Stop by Anna, and check out their range that has become so popular, they have even opened a shop in London!

With so much to see and do in Burnham Market, there really is only one way to make sure you can do it all and that is by booking a long weekend stay or midweek break so you can relax and unwind and take it the glorious surroundings of North Norfolk.

First recorded as a pub in 1685, The Nelson is set in the heart of Burnham Market and offers the finest quality local food and drink, with superb facilities and accommodation. Family and even dog friendly, this little home from home is perfectly situated on the crossroads into Burnham Market and is a stone throw away from the Greens and boutiques.

You can choose to stay in one of our nine newly refurbished rooms, each designed with comfort in mind so you can be ready for what the next day of your stay has in store for you or you can pop in for lunch or dinner and a drink whilst you go over the days exciting adventures.

To find out more about The Nelson and the services we offer, feel free to browse the rest of our website or call a member of our team on 01328 738 321