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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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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here for a couple of pints after the 3.5 mile walk from the hotel we were staying in, Chewton Glen. Nicely refurbished with new beer lines and lots of lovely ales. Didn’t stop for food but people were eating and the sandwiches looked great. Wish we had eaten here rather than at the hotel! Big beer garden to... More 

Thank IncognitoJones
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying in the area for just two nights and had a meal at the Nelson. They had a fantastic choice of real ales, which I appreciated but the confit of pork belly (I think that was the title) was nothing short of amazing. Beautifully cooked and a real delight. The ambience in the restaurant was also lovely. I'll... More 

Thank Paul177
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a trip to Mudeford. Had 4 dinners and one lunch at The Nelson Tavern. Every meal was excellent including the saddle of lamb. The chef was certainly not arrogant, perhaps leeclarke69 is the one who should stick to McDonalds. The portions of every meal we had were good, sometimes difficult to finish. A final test of a... More 

Thank Baz463
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good value for money. All fresh ingredients and plenty of it. Would definitely recommend. Their desserts are all homemade and scrummy.

Thank Michelle C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came back here with the family after a previously pleasant experience. Most of us had the lamb saddle roast...which was effectively slices of fat with 2 bits of meat the size of 50p pieces. When we complained the chef came out and arrogantly to us "it's a saddle of lamb....no one else has complained". I find that hard to... More 

1 Thank leeclarke69
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nelson was recommended to us and, in particular, their Sunday lunch. We went on a Friday. The food wasn't bad. The staff were pleasant. The price was ludicrous for what we had but I suppose that this is an expensive part of the world. At least we able to have our dog with us. We didn't go back to... More 

Thank Haydn J
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to visit the Nelson for somewhere to eat. Lovely friendly pub, reasonable prices. Excellent food and outstanding service. Well worth a visit and is only a short walk from town centre.

Thank Silvyelton
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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 5 April 2017 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 2 April 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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?