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The Nelson Tavern

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75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
+44 1202 486171
10:30 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing meal here, the tastes were just divine. Great service, friendly atmosphere, what more could you ask for?

Thank JelliBournemouth
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here , our waitress was lovely ,will definitely visit again when we are back in the area

Thank Jhunt1963
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been in this place twice last week and I can say its very good. The Nelson has had a revamp recently and I guess it's changed hands to. More room in the bar. The food on both of my visits was excellent, I will be going back that's for sure.

Thank Steve G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in on the off-chance and managed to get a table on a Sunday lunch. Both of us had the lamb which came with plenty of veg, good gravy and Yorkshire puddings all washed down with a decent Shiraz. Decent prices too. We'll be back 👍🏽

Thank leeclarke69
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my boyfriend and puppy for a Sunday lunch and it was absolutely gorgeous! Big portions and reasonably priced, couldn't pick a fault at all with the food. I ordered the lamb and my boyfriend had the beef and both were well cooked. Served with carrot mash, red cabbage, perfect roasties, Spring greens, parsnip, cauliflower cheese and topped... More 

Thank MissK_Wright
Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Delicious home made Steak & Kidney pie, with chunky chips & red wine gravy, I had Prawn & Samphire Risotto with Cod, equally delicious. Followed by Sticky Toffee Pudding. Helpful friendly staff. looking forward to a return visit soon.

Thank JLP1965
London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Well, I am not sure if they've changed the chef and the staff, but having booked a table for a large group of us in the restaurant some of the reviews had made us begin to wonder, particularly as we'd originally booked having seen some of the earlier websites that were for the past owners and the Thai restaurant; and... More 

Thank JamesMc87
Banbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch whilst working in Christchurch. If I lived down here it would definitely become my local. Friendly staff, good food - the place has recently had a refurb which makes it smart but still comfortable. I had beouf bourguignon which came with tenderstem broccoli (cooked al dente) and a colcanon potato cake. It was a big... More 

Thank sallyb367
South coast uk
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Has been refurbished inside was surprised how lovely it was, family of 6 who all had special requests but staff were very accommodating even the chef came out to help us with our requests. Fantastic Sunday lunch, 7 types of veg, perfect cooked meat and delicious homemade desserts with friendly service can't wait to return

Thank M L
DawnSE, Manager at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you back. Kind regards, All of the team at The Nelson Tavern More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for an early evening drink. Was seduced by the steak and kidney pie which was absolutely gorgeous. Another lovely evening at our local pub😀

Thank jess121212
DawnSE, Manager at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it, it looked like you did. Thank you very much. From all the team at The Nelson Tavern More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 486171
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?