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Carnivals and Auctions Galore! A Summer of Fun in Burnham Market!

Now, we are pretty biased when it comes to just how beautiful Burnham Market is; we have lived here a long time after all and you could say we’re part of it’s appeal! So close to the beach, we still benefit from that lovely ‘sea breeze’ when the wind direction is right, with just enough salt in the air to remind you of family holidays from your childhood.

There really is nothing better than seeing our lovely North Norfolk village bathed in the summer sunshine, with the fields around us all in full colour and every flower in full bloom. And speaking of flowers, we have the honour of The Burnham’s Flower Show and Carnival returning on Saturday 14th July! This traditional summer show is an event for all the family, and if horticulture is your thing, then you will be happy to see a selection of marquees that showcase the best of the seasons flowers, fruits and vegetables as well as local artwork, crafts and cookery.

When you add this to the Carnival Parade which boasts some spectacular handmade floats and a marching band, a funfair to keep the kids entertained, a selection of teas and even a licenced bar for those of you that like a tipple PLUS live music from popular local band Hard Rain and you can see why you should definitely come to Burnham Market!

The event starts at 2pm, with entry for adults just £2 and kids free (sorry, no dogs for this one) it’s an affordable day out for the family. And we have checked the weather and so far, and it is looking like a warm one!

Don’t forget that the annual summer Burnham Market Auctions have started again so if you have some treasures hidden away that you might want to sell, get yourself down to the Green every Monday through July, August and into September starting at 1pm.

As always, we will be open from 8:30am serving breakfast if you fancy popping in for food before either of these events, and if you need somewhere to stay, we have fantastic family rooms for you to book, including our Nelson’s Nook which is a self-contained and self-catering apartment style annex, just two doors down from our Country Inn.

Our beer garden is now completely ‘summer ready’, with seating, umbrellas and even some pretty flowers for the bee’s and yourselves to enjoy and it is an easy walk from the Green so you can wander up the road from the Carnival for a rest bite from the action, to grab a full meal off of our new summer menu or to simply pop in and say hello!

For more information on our menus or to view or book a room with us, visit our website or call our friendly team on 01328 738321. You can also email STAY@THE-NELSON.COM if you have questions about The Nelson’s Nook or any of our other boutique rooms.

Things are Happening in Norfolk this June!

It’s easy to drive through Burnham Market and think we’re a sleepy North Norfolk village, relaxing in the summer sunshine. But we’re happy to let you know that Burnham Market really comes alive from June onwards, and with the summer holidays coming up fast, it’s always good to have something lined up on the calendar to see and do.

We’ve put together a list of our favourite things that are coming up near us, and as always if you need a room to sleep in or a place to refuel and unwind, we are happy to accommodate! Just call us on 01328 738321 or visit our website

Walk on the Wild Side with Wildlife Warden, Trevor ‘Tabs’ Taberham:
One of the best things about living in North Norfolk is the wealth of diverse and beautiful wildlife, right on our doorstep and even though we have an abundance, it is easily overlooked. The best way to see it is by booking yourself in on a wildlife walk with expert Wildlife Warden, Trevor ‘Tabs’ Taberham at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. His knowledge is second to none and is a great and informative way to discover another world right here in Norfolk.
Location: Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, Walsham.
Time: 9am, Friday 1st June
Tickets: Adult – £6.85, Concessions – £6.60, Children – £3.95

Friday Film with Supper: The Greatest Showman (2018) [PG]:
If you missed this film in the cinema, there’s no need to worry as Westacre are showing The Greatest Showman as their Friday Flick! Starring Hugh Jackman, this musical delight follows the story of PT Barnum and his rise to fame! The all-inclusive ticket covers cocktail and supper at 7pm as well as the film at 8pm.
Location: Westacre Theatre, West Acre
Time: 7pm, Friday 8th June
Tickets: £20 per person

Rose Festival:
June see’s the return of the popular Rose Festival at Peter Beales Roses!
A truly spectacular celebration of everything rosy that the whole family can enjoy, just as the roses are reaching their peak, the 8th Annual Rose Festival will take place over the weekend of 16th and 17th June 2018. Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm, with free parking and entry.
The weekend will include Garden Tours, Craft Stalls, Competitions, Gardeners’ Question Time, Musical Entertainment and much more!
Location: Peter Beales Roses, Attelborough
Time: Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm, 16th and 17th June 2018
Tickets: Free Entry

Beer Gardens, Bookings and Beautiful Flowers!

We can barely believe it is May already.  It seems like just yesterday that we were talking about Christmas and all our festive events.  But this week, we have been taking advantage of the unseasonable warm spell that we had and have been out in our garden areas having a spring clean.

With the nights now drawing out and more and more of that yellow ball in the sky shining down on us, we have switched to full on summer mode and have one thing on our minds…beer gardens!

As our visitors will know, we have an outdoor area to the side of our Inn that has benches and tables for you to sit at with a cold drink and lining this are hedges which we have been trimming back to make sure we get optimum growth. We have also added fencing to make it more secluded. To the back of our property, we have a little grassy area which is for our guests staying in our rooms.  We’ve pruned and cut and have been planning which plants to buy and where they should go all week and we’re very excited to see what we end up with.

And just between us and you, we also have a new enclosed garden area being completed so stay tuned for more information!

As always, we are ready for walkers, dog walkers and cyclists to pop by and all are welcome in our bar and restaurant.  If you are part of a local walking group and you would like to book a table for a particular expedition, please feel free to call us for our latest menus and availability.

If you are like us and your thought are already on the summer holidays, why not book our new Nelsons Nook for a long weekend?  We’ve been talking about it a lot and our recent guests have all given it glowing recommendations so we’re happy to say that our hard work has paid off!

Check out photos, information and availability here.