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“Good food, beware of the balsamic vinegar...”
Review of The Nelson Inn

The Nelson Inn
Ranked #7 of 172 Restaurants in Lichfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$37
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are a Country Pub located on the edge of Burntwood surrounded by rolling countryside. We offering Dining in both our cosy Lounge Bar and Restaurant, both of which are family friendly and offer a choice of menu's with lots of delicious dishes made using locally sourced ingredients.
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited one evening this week for a family meal. The food in general was pretty good and I would eat here again. My main issue with my visit was the poor quality of the balsamic vinegar. We ordered bread and olives as a sharing platter to start, at a cost of £7 I was expecting good quality bread/olive oil/balsamic. The bread was average, the balsamic vinegar was such poor quality, you could probably get 3 litres of it for 99p in a discount store. It was basically balsamic flavoured water, it lacked viscosity to the point where it actually wouldn’t adhere to the bread. Disappointing to say the least. This pub should seriously consider investing in a good quality balsamic. I hope they are not trying to cut costs when ordering in other ingredients too.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings and that's exactly what we got at The Nelson. Not the cheapest option around but the tasty plateful was well worth the money. We both had the beef which was very tender with lots of tasty veg. The Yorkshire pudding was melt-in-the-mouth. The only problem was we were too full to sample a pudding.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Brother lives nearby and The Nelson is becoming a regular visit. Meals are very good, service as well. Visited just before Xmas on a short notice booking. Place was packed but service was still good. Yesterday quiet Sunday option. Enjoyed it very much. Service with a smile. Meals too awhile but to me that’s a sign of them being properly cooked. Prices reasonable for the quality and variety. Would recommend

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank regood
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Came to The Nelson a few weeks ago with girlfriend. Food came quickly and was of good quality. It was late in the evening and the service let down our visit. I had to go to the bar to request a drink and also to pay the bill. I would go back again but needs a bit of polish for the service to match the food.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Went for a Sunday evening meal with friends, with the intention of staying on for the music.
Meal and service were good.
But, oh dear, a grotty Public Bar - the only thing missing was the saw dust - stinking of cigarette smoke, as was the corridor to the Bar and toilets.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank LichTraveller
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