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1st June 2023

Historic Norfolk pub up for prestigious award

The former watering hole of Admiral Lord Nelson in Norfolk has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.  

The Lord Nelson in Burnham Thorpe is in the running to be named the county’s Best Destination Pub in the Muddy Awards 2023, hosted by Muddy Stilettos. 

Managed by Norfolk’s largest brewery, Woodforde’s Brewery, The Lord Nelson is rich in history and offers the finest beers and food.  

Jessika Cross, General Manager and Head Chef, said: “It’s fantastic The Lord Nelson has been recognised in the Muddy Awards.  

“Norfolk is home to some exceptional pubs, so the fact we’re among the finalists is testament to the quality of The Lord Nelson. 

“Whether it’s our rich history or our delicious beer and food, we certainly have something for everyone. It would mean the world to win, so please vote if you can.” 

Built in 1637, the pub was renamed The Lord Nelson in 1798 in honour of the victory at the Battle of the Nile.  

Now managed by Woodforde’s Brewery, the pub’s look and feel has been preserved and even includes wooden settles where the Admiral once sat. 

Throughout the pub there is also many memorabilia relating to Admiral Lord Nelson. Visitors can also enjoy Woodforde’s extensive range of beers, including their bitter named after Nelson himself.  

Joe Parks, CEO of Woodforde’s Brewery, said: “The shortlist is great news for The Lord Nelson which is a true celebration of Norfolk’s rich history. 

“Norfolk is the home of great beer and great pubs, and Woodforde’s Brewery is incredibly proud one of our pubs is up for a Muddy Award.”  

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