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The Hoste in Burnham Market, North Norfolk is the ideal venue for those searching for the Nelson experience this Trafalgar Day on Tuesday 21stOctober 2014.

Wherever you turn in North Norfolk there are constant reminders of the Trafalgar victor, Admiral Lord Nelson, from the soaring monument on Great Yarmouth seafront, to pub and street names. Lord Horatio Nelson never abandoned his roots and was a Norfolk man to the core, once saying: “I am myself a Norfolk man and glory in being so.” It is often referred to as ‘Nelson’s County’ and that’s the sign that greets you when you arrive in Norfolk.

The Hoste, a leading, nationally acclaimed four-star hotel, is situated at the centre of the Royal Coast adjacent to Burnham Thorpe, the birthplace of the Norfolk hero.

The Admiral stayed overnight in Room 5 of the hotel before catching the morning coach to London. He regularly used The Hoste as a recruiting centre for the Navy. Here you can also have a pint of Nelson’s Revenge, (the Head Brewer’s personal favourite), from Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales.


A free Remember Nelson Exhibition is currently showing at The Hoste and is one of the largest Nelson exhibitions in Norfolk. It features a series of prints and a number of exhibits including letters written by Nelson and his protégé Captain Sir William Hoste. The exhibition has been curated in partnership with the Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, which houses a special exhibition of Nelson portraiture.

Brendan Hopkins, owner of The Hoste comments: “Nelson loved the Burnhams and spent a great deal of time here at The Hoste; the exhibition is designed to pull together Nelson’s association with North Norfolk and in particular his relationship with Captain Sir William Hoste, who was also from this area and travelled to sea with Nelson from the age of just twelve.”

This Trafalgar Day from 7.00pm to 11.00pm The Hoste is holding a Trafalgar Dinner to honour the life of Lord Nelson. Well-known local historian Jeffrey Bonas will speak about Nelson’s victory at the Battle of the Nile, followed by questions and answers. All proceeds from the Charity Auction will go to Wells Community Hospital. Tickets cost £50.00. To book visit

Brendan adds: “We introduced the annual Trafalgar Day Dinner at The Hoste to honour our local hero in the area where he was born and brought up. We encourage anyone, whether a Nelson enthusiast or not, to come to the dinner and enjoy an evening in one of the places he used to socialise and stay.”

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