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The Nelson Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the new look and what they have done with the place ..... the food is great and very well presented ..... can't wait to go back hope you like the photos 😁😁😁

Thank chloeandluke123
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Daisy was made as welcome (if not more) as we were. The beer and wine were good value but the staff make you go again.

Thank Steve M
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had heard on the radio that this restaurant/pub had just had a extensive refit that included new owners and we suddenly were driving by it so we stopped as it was lunch we asked of a Sunday roast was available to our delight the lovely young lady in the restaurant assured us that they could seat us all 7... More 

Thank taylortom63
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not the cheapest and the menu is limited but we had lovely, tasty food, served piping hot. Reasonably priced bottle of wine (for restaurant prices) and good service from the waitresses. The lights are a little bright, perhaps need dimming before 8.30pm and for a Saturday night it was very quiet in the restaurant. Hopefully word will get around and... More 

1 Thank Shelley007
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the food, very good, but need to dim the lighting, it is too bright, especially over the bar. Dimmer switches needed on all light switches to create right atmosphere. Evenings should be dim lighting. Also the windows look a bit bare, wooden shutter blinds would look nice.

1 Thank suze795
Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for lunch for the first time since the refurbishment.The Burger and Chicken chicken schnitzel were excellent which was washed down with reasonably priced beer and wine.

Thank DorsetGirl49
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate with friends at lunchtime in the restaurant and the food was stunning. I had the Ox Cheek. The smells of the food before it arrived had me hooked and then the range of flavours were surprisingly good. Pre Christmas I was not going to have a dessert but then I was told that they had their own pastry chef... More 

Thank AnnaDC199
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two meals in four days at The Nelson have left a very good taste in my mouth. My non-dairy diet was well catered for by an obviously very professional chef. The table service and attention to detail afforded me by Lucy, Poppy and Megan was first-class, all of them making me feel I was a valued customer the moment I... More 

Thank KenLevy
Rochford, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The nelson has recently undergone a massive makeover and now looks clean fresh and modern, however we went just after Xmas for dinner, the limited menu looked interesting though we couldn't have a starter as there was nothing that we fancied. The mains were confused, one of us had duck in a cassoulet that just tasted of baked beans, the... More 

2 Thank Alison R
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely pub before and after the refurb for Dinner and Lunch. It's now really nice, the food was the best I've had anywhere for ages, the Meat Pie was amazing. We will be coming back again to support one of our local pubs. Keep up the good work.

Thank Andy T

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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$5 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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?