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What’s Happening at The Nelson – October

Autumn has officially landed here in Burnham Market and the view is simply stunning! With all the shades of gold, orange and red turning on the trees and shrubbery, it is looking very seasonal!

With a fresher feel to the coastal air we get here, if you’re coming for a visit or a dog walk, make sure you bring your body warmer but we promise you, it will leave you feeling awake and revitalised.

If you are passing, make sure you stop in for elevenses with us as we are now serving delicious, fresh baked scones and pastries along with our usual collection of coffee and teas. We’re loving the smell of the cinnamon swirls filling the air, it is making us quite ready for Christmas!

If you do pop in to see us, watch out for ‘Mind the Paint’ signs, as we are taking the opportunity to make small improvements to our premises and have started with touching up the paint work to the exterior of the pub, putting new entrance slabs down and having a bit of a clean-up. We like to look our best at all times and we promise you will not be disturbed.

We are also opening earlier than normal and offering breakfast from 8:30am to midday, with favourites Full English (vegetarian option available) and Eggs Benedict, as well as lighter bites such as toast and jams, or a classic bacon sandwich.

Don’t forget, we are also taking part in this years ‘Norfolk Restaurant Week’, which runs from 30th October to 10th November. As part of the event, we will be offering our high quality menus at an unmissable lower price giving people the opportunity to sample the best of what North Norfolk dining has to offer.

You can check out how to take part by looking at their website here and be sure to call us and book your place in that time as tables are sure to go quickly!

Call our team on 01328 738321 for more information on this or anything else we have mentioned above and we will be happy to chat

Did you Know…The facts of Burnham Market

Burnham Market is a beautiful village and we love every moment of living and working here.  Surrounded by lush North Norfolk countryside brimming with wildlife and nature, it is easy to lose yourself in the laid-back lifestyle and changing seasons, all of which bring their own charm and something new to do and experience. Burnham Market is a beautiful village and we love every moment of living and working here.  Surrounded by lush North Norfolk countryside brimming with wildlife and nature, it is easy to lose yourself in the laid-back lifestyle and changing seasons, all of which bring their own charm and something new to do and experience.

We all know that North Norfolk is brimming in history, so we wanted to put together some of our favourite facts about Burnham Market to put it firmly on your favourite village list, if it isn’t already!

1. Burnham Market used to be a thriving livestock market town

2. The Black Death reached Burnham Market and was responsible for the decline of the parish populations

3. The village green is surrounded by fine buildings that date back to 17th and 18th century

4. The original Burnham Market village sign was unveiled in 1978 by Viscount Coke of Holkham Hall and shows a 15th Century glimpse of a market scene

5. Burnham Market is known as ‘Chelsea on Sea’, due to its boutique style shopping and cosmopolitan vibe and it attracts famous faces year in year out.

6. Horatio Nelson and his family once called Burnham Market home and there are many buildings that are named after the famous family

7. Burnham Market is mentioned in the Domesday Book

8. Burnham Market is just 2 miles from the North Norfolk Coast, 20 miles from King’s Lynn and 40 miles from Norwich

9. The village has two Anglican churches; St Marys at the west end of the marketplace and All Saints Church to the east

10. Burnham Market sits close to the mouth of the River Burn and it is believed that is where the name Burnham derives.

Of course, the best thing about Burnham Market is our country Inn, The Nelson, where you can come stay in one of our newly refurbished rooms, have a bite to eat or stay for a celebration as well as enjoying one of our guest ales or fine wines or spirits.

Whether you are popping in or are looking to stay for a longer period of time, you will receive the same warm welcome from our team, who will be happy to give you advise and information on Burnham Market and the surrounding area.

Our menu is prepared fresh in house by our head chef and the kitchen team and they are proud to use only the freshest local ingredients in our menus.  This means that we are constantly updating our menu options to fit the seasons.

To book a table or room or for more information about our menu please feel free to call us on 01328 738321

Norfolk in Summer – A Treasure Trove of Adventures!

North Norfolk in summer is just beautiful and is a perfect place to make memories with friends and family. From seals basking in the sunshine, to walking the famous Pedlars Pathway and stopping off for an ice cream in one of our seaside towns, North Norfolk has it all!

From Cromer to Brancaster, Hunstanton to Wells-Next-The-Sea, there is literally a beach to suit everyone. For the more touristy sites, head to New Hunstanton which has shops, arcades, donut stalls and a fairground which makes it perfect for a day out with the kids. A short walk round and you can sit in the sun under the beautiful Old Hunstanton cliffs and search for beasties in the rock pools. Soft sand and quiet bays await you at Wells and you can drive round to Cromer and try your luck crabbing off the pier.

Stately Homes and History:
Norfolk is full to the brim of Stately homes, each with their own stories and tales that will delight you all. Most of the properties are national Trust owned now and as such have plenty to see and do for children that will help make history exciting. See if you can catch a glimpse f the Queen at Sandringham, go Zorbing on the great lakes of Holkham Hall or get lost in the grounds of Blickling Hall and get inspiration for your own garden from their immaculate landscaping.

Seal Spotting:
Norfolk is famous for their seals and how easy it is to spot them. With plenty of excursions available, you can book yourself and the family onto a little boat and skirt across the waves to go and see them in their natural habitat, laying about on the rocks and sand dunes of Blakely Point. Keep in mind that this activity is ruled by the sea and the weather so keep an eye on the tides and the forecast to plan your day.

Animals and Dinosaurs:
Away from the coast, but just as exciting, Banham Zoo is a great day out for you and the family. A conservation zoo, the animals are happy and well looked after by experts and animal lovers and it is full to the brim with things to do and see and all manner of animals including giraffes, tigers, monkeys and more! And if you fancy stepping back in time, Norfolk is home to the Dinosaur Park. Not quite Jurassic Park, but you can learn all about the prehistoric age without the fear of having to run and hide from a T Rex.

And after all that, you’re bound to be hungry, so why not get yourself over to us here at The nelson in Burnham Market for freshly cooked meals and a family atmosphere!