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The Nelson Tavern

75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
+44 1202 486171
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've lived this direction 20 years and never been here. Today we decided let's go give it a try, and boy were we pleased we did. The menu has a great choice of things that works for adults and children. The specials for that day...More

Thank Nicky J
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Nicky, thank you for your fantastic comments. Joe and i are always appreciative of people who spread the word about our food. We hope you will join us again soon. Kind regards Hayley

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here many times before but this time we ordered a bottle of wine and said we would order food to be told 'no food' although menus were out on the bar and no notice anywhere. Barman was quite rude no explanation, won't be back.More

1  Thank Silvyelton
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Joe and I are really disappointed with the member of staff you had spoken to as we expect much more from them and trust them to deliver good interpersonal skills while on duty. I am assuming this day was the bank holiday Monday, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had a fantastic meal. The food was amazing the chef have excelled themselves the food was outstanding we will definitely be returning.

1  Thank vicki m
Hayley T, Owner at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Vicki, Joe and i appreciate the fantastic comments and are really pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you and we will see you soon. Hayley

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service! Great attention to detail especially for special diets and individual bills! Great!

Thank 133paml
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Food, Service, Ambience, Staff - all top class. The best burgers we have tasted, very reasonable. Good selection of wines. We were staying in a hotel a few hundred yards away & wish we had found this lovely pub earlier, we could have saved a...More

Thank sue c
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

As this is our local pub we decided last minute to walk down on a Friday night to have a meal. Got a table straight away as only half the restaurant was full. Had two lovely starters of prawn tempura with Thai fish cakes and...More

2  Thank Julie P
Reviewed March 4, 2018 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 February 16, 2018 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 February 18, 2018

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 February 11, 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 February 14, 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 January 30, 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 February 3, 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 :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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