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The Nelson Tavern

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75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
+44 1202 486171
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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10:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't have chosen a better venue for our 60th birthday party. The food was amazing, the service was amazing and Joe, Hayley, Milo and staff pulled out all the stops to make sure everything was perfect for us. This tavern just keeps getting better and...More

Thank Vivienne B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have had a few amazing meals at The Nelson. Two Sunday roasts in as many months and an awesome meal on Valentines evening. Their roasts are delicious with a choice of meat and a vegetarian option. The selection of vegetables that come is so...More

Thank tarynsam
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Taryn, Thank you for your amazing review. Joe and i really appreciate the support from our customers. We hope to see you soon. The Nelson Team ;)

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Having walked our dogs on a lovely sunny but breezy Sunday lunch time, we decided to head to the Nelson tavern for a drink and bite to eat while the football was on. Have been to this pub on a number of occasions and found...More

2  Thank amanda f
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hi Amanda, Joe and i are sorry about your time with us on Sunday, as we were both in the kitchen we were not aware of this situation. We have spoken to our manager who apologised as he did not mean to upset anyone. Unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food, very reasonably priced, lovely setting,friendly warming staff all in all a great place to come and eat and relax any day of the week

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments, it always great to hear encouraging feedback. We hope to see you soon. Hayley, Joe and the team :)

Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Nelson has to have the best kitchen in town. credit to the husband and wife team that make it all happen. Good wholesome well prepared food every time. Got to get there early on Sundays as its is often fully booked especially on a...More

1  Thank RonMacL
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thank you so much for those great comments, Joe and I are working very hard and it makes it worthwhile when we hear such lovely words. We hope you come visit us again soon. Take care. H, Joe and the Team ;)

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Have just been the the nelson on Sunday 14th July for a 65th birthday celebration 12 for lunch the food the staff and the ambience of the nelson is very good, vegans catered for as well, great family run pub definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank maryjeffp
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Hi Mary, we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope your husband enjoyed his birthday. You will have to bring your dog next time and let him run about with our Remy. Hope to see you soon. Hayley

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Seven of us went for my Sons birthday and all raved about the food, absolutely delicious! The Ribs are amazing,tastiest and tenderest I’ve ever had and I’ve tried a few! Great service and really friendly staff. Get yourself down there👍

1  Thank Andy B
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

HI Andy, thank you so much for your review, Joe and i remember cooking for you. Both pleased you had a great time with us. Hope to see you soon. Hayley

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Since The Nelson changed ownership it is much improved. The food is superb with an interesting menu that has new meals every time we have visited which has been 3 times in the past 3 months. The manager Milo and his staff are very attentive...More

3  Thank Berniewf
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you Bernie for your lovely comments. We enjoy it when you visit us also. Hope to see you very soon Hayley

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Staff friendly and attentive. Barbecued baby rack of ribs was absolutely delicious and good portion size. With Summer Lightning to drink as well couldn’t have been better.

1  Thank Brian M
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thank you for your great comments. Our ribs are becoming famous, particularly for the size of them. We are pleased you had a lovely meal. Hope to see you again. Hayley, Joe and the team

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Lovely local pub that serves excellent food at a good price. We visited on a Wednesday which was burger night and enjoyed the most delicious hand made pork and chorizo burger with salad and chips. Pleasant staff and locals who made you feel welcome.

Thank Liz B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 486171
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The newly refurbished Nelson Tavern is now serving a locally sourced menu, cooked fresh by our experienced gastro chef. Family and dog friendly, Cask Ales, Sunday Roasts, and a Friendly atmosphere.
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