Heading on along the road, you find the first of Burnham’s church’s - All Saints - where the road from Fakenham meets the coastal route. This area is Burnham Ulph and where you will also find the first of Burnham’s pubs - now known again as The Nelson. First noted as a pub in 1685 it offers good food and drink together with accommodation. Along Ulph Place, you find hair salon, accountants, architect and interior designers! The latest addition to this part of the village is Barefoot Living - a new lifestyle offshoot of Barefoot Holiday Cottages. Next door is Burnham Market Stores, open 7 days a week, selling a full range of food and drink. Just across the road is Mabel’s Sweet Shop where you can also indulge in ceramic decoration. Fish and Ships a few yards further up sells the original work of artist Andrew Ruffhead, and next door is the Burnham Grapevine Gallery - founded 15 years back and showing an eclectic mix of contemporary art - and Gilly’s, one of the village’s best known fashion shops.
Heading back westwards past the Church, the village’s new car park and toilets (!) are off to the right. A few yards on is Satchells Wines, a long-established independent merchant selling fine wines and champagne - there are usually some real beauties to be found here! Just acros the road is Burnham's newest place to eat - 20 North Street. Next door, Birdie Fortescue, sells continental antiques and contemporary homeware, while a little further on is Hamilton Antiques, established for over 25 years, and following a simple philiosophy - they sell things that they like. Immediately next door is Pococks - The Artmonger, a characterful gallery with a rich variety of fine pictures of all genres and dates. Opposite is Urban Armour, another of the villages longer-standing businesses and offering a surprisingly international range of jewellery.
Leaving North Street, is the Market Place and the Green, with the seasonal Goose Beck occasionally flowing through it! Immediately on the left is the Tuscan Farmshop - selling produce from the owners property in Tuscany. On the north side you will find Joules, and the Burnhams Tea Room for coffee, lunch (or a brilliant bacon sandwich). The Brazenhead Bookshop just next door is a real treasure trove with a fantastic range of secondhand books. Uttings seems to sell almost everything, or so it seems; vegetables, houseware and diy. Ask - because they’ve probably got it! Just beyond was where everybody knew Burnham’s own deli Humble Pie was; it’s now moved just a bit further on and up - above another local treasure, Gurney’s Fish shop. The produce here - upstairs and down - is superb.
Moving along, Tilly’s Cafe offers further choice for refreshment serving drinks and light meals whilst next door is Bedfords Estate Agents, offering local expertise. Jack Wills have a branch here on the Green and next door to them is Anna - the original and founding shop opened here by Anna Park in 1994. Overlooking the last of the greens is The Hoste - probably one of the best known names in Norfolk. Now a luxury hotel with two restaurants, and a spa, it even has its own cinema! Beyond the Green is St.Mary’s Church and the road towards Stanhoe and Brancaster.
Across the Green are more of the jewels in Burnham’s crown. Arthur Howell has for long been amongst the most highly regarded butchers and received national recognition in 2016 - so here’s where to come for the very best that Norfolk can provide. A firm favourite and synonymous with Burnham is The Hat Shop - if you want a hat look no further! Weddings, shooting - or maybe just for fun. Just off the Green behind Collen & Clare is Emma’s Court where you will find Heirloom childrens clothing, Coastal and Country, Norfolk Country Cottages and agents Jackson-Stops & Staff. Back on the green, Vine House is the boutique arm of The Hoste and just alongside is Gun Hill Clothing - another brand with its roots right here in the village. Its reputation for distinctive traditional style - with a twist, is well deserved.