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Burnham Market; A Hidden Gem in North Norfolk

Burnham Market is known as ‘the Chelsea of Norfolk’ by local people and it is easy to perceive why when you take a gander at the interesting little boutiques and exhibitions that line either side of the villages focal point, Burnham Green. Encompassed by nature reserves and lavish wide open countryside, Burnham Market has struck the harmony between keeping its Heritage and customary values and moving with the times as far as cuisine and shopping. Once in the past a flourishing livestock market town, there are throwbacks to it’s past with art fairs and Country Living events that feature the best of Norfolk’s craftsmanship and way of life

Burnham Market is brimming with public paths and walkways that offer a dazzling scene of Norfolk’s wealthiest farmland and horticulture, and fields of splendid yellow and purple blooms that line the River Burn and lead you along the best approach to Burnham Overy Staithe; where a treasure trove of salt marshes and sand dunes make for flawless birdwatching watching landscapes. Little fishing boats sway along the coastline, with plenty of wildlife to spot whilst you walk.

If you are looking for somewhere new to do a bit of retail therapy, Burnham Market has all that you need to feel settled once more. Calm boutiques without queues or hustle offer a serene shopping experience.

The Hat Shop is one of the towns sparkling stars since it opened in 1987 and offers each style of hat you can consider for each event; from top hats to baseball caps and everything in the middle. The Hat Shop is the ideal place to peruse for a gift or for yourself.

For stunning and unique retail items, Burnham Market has it all. Jack Wills has a flourishing store here, as does Collen and Claire, conveying the best in ‘Coastal Chic’ for both men and ladies. Searching for something novel to wear this season? Stop by Anna, and look at their range that has turned out to be so well known, they have even opened a shop in London!

With such a great amount to see and do in Burnham Market, there truly is just only one way to ensure you can do everything and that is by booking a weekend stay or midweek break so you can unwind and loosen up and take it the sublime 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 food and drink, made from only the finest local sourced meat, fish and produce. Family and dog friendly, this little home from home is splendidly arranged on the intersection into Burnham Market and is just a short stroll away from the Green and boutiques.

You can check in to one of their nine recently restored rooms, each one individually decorated and designed with comfort in mind so you can be prepared for what the following day of your stay has in store for you or you can simply pop in for lunch or supper and a drink while yoy wax lyrical about your days adventures.

To discover more about The Nelson goto our home page and take a look round!

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