Offers over £350,000 sought for Lord Nelson’s former watering hole
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Agents charged with selling Lord Nelson’s old watering hole have asked for offers over £350,000.
The Lord Nelson pub in Burnham Thorpe, north Norfolk, has been put on the market following its closure on September 13, 2016.
Suffolk-based brewery Greene King, which owns the pub, announced it was selling the pub after giving up on an earlier plan to find a new landlord to take over its management.
A spokesman from Cambridge-based agents Everard Cole said: “The Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe was renamed in 1798 to honour the admiral Lord Nelson, who was born in the village but also frequently visited the pub during the 17th century.
“Situated opposite the picturesque village green, the pub provides a tremendous opportunity for the new owner to refurbish, extend or renovate.”
MORE: Historic pub’s future in doubt after brewer puts it up for saleThe spokesman went onto highlight the benefits of the building, which is on Walsingham Road, saying: “It benefits from planning and listed building consent for a part single, part two-storey rear extension and two single storey side extensions, new kitchen, internal alterations and improvements to car park.
“Also worthy of note is the extensive, mature trade garden to the rear, which has a south-westerly aspect.
“The Lord Nelson is now on the market with offers sought in excess of £350,000.”
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Greene King closed the pub, originally opened in 1637, after a row with the former landlords Debbie and Peter De Groeve, and allegations they took items of historical interest when they left, which they denied.
The pub was registered as an asset of community value in 2016 by the Friends of Burnham Thorpe group, so they will still have some say over the building’s fate.
MORE: Villagers gather to mark a year since closure of historic Nelson pub in Burnham ThorpeThe pub was originally called The Plough, but renamed in honour of the village’s most famous son after his victory at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.
The naval hero frequented the pub when he returned to the Burnham Thorpe in the 1780s and 1790s.
The pub holds the same long benches, called settles, Nelson sat on, as well as its original stone floor.
Anyone who wants more information about possibly buying the pub can email Jordan Hackney at email@example.com or call 01223 370055.