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The Nelson Tavern

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Bar, British, Pub
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75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
+44 1202 485105
10:30 - 23:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first visit to the "New" Nelson Tavern - really good decor , excellent Ales - 6 on tap - tasty food . Will look forward to reacquainting in the coming months Well done on a well thought out revamp 👍😉

Thank PH196153
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this pub on it's first night of re - opening . They have done a really good job with the new decor .The outside looks great with the old ships lamps outside and the theme is carried on inside . It's really smart . The restaurant area looks much better , modern but still in keeping . It... More 

1 Thank Alicia M
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice beer garden and Great food a short walk from the B&B we staying in, Waters Edge which is in the same road

Thank Colin B
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

a nice old world pub i think its very old very good beers food also very good nr mudeford ideal for sailors

2 Thank richard d
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We went (three of us) and had an excellent meal. I had mushrooms in garlic, a friend had the curry and the other friend a beefburger and onion rings. Served beautifully by a very friendly waitress and extras were to follow. Part of the "pub" has been brought to the 21st century and the rest to be completed in October.... More 

1 Thank Wendy F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I came here about a week ago for lunch, had a pulled pork burger, pork was cooked beautifully well and presentation was excellent! very good hygiene inside, from management takeover staff are very friendly, family orientated pub, make you feel welcome. Very impressed by the take over from before!

1 Thank Caitlin G
Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner went to the nelson for a meal as it is local and we haven't been there before to eat. When we arrive we were seated by a miserable waitress who it seemed like we were the last people who she wanted to see. She showed us to our seat and before we could even sit down... More 

2 Thank milliexo
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Went to the Nelson Tavern twice while on holiday at Mudeford, both times we found the staff very friendly, and helpful. They serve good simple family food, with good size portions all round, very good value.

Thank Eileen B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I can only assume that the reviews before this one, are from family and friends of the new owners I wrote a review before this one about this pub,which people in high places obviously pleaded to be taken off, I wondered why so went back for another visit " wow" I was not wrong the first time "still a pit"... More 

2 Thank tania2904
Yara D, Manager at The Nelson Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to review our pub, I can ensure you we haven't taken any reviews off. The pub is waiting for a refurb and we understand the place needs love but we are working hard to do what we can with what we have at the moment. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for dates... More 

Redhill, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had a lovely time sitting in the garden in the shade on a really hot day eating a tasty ham ploughman's. Staff were friendly and service was timely. Beer - Ringwood Best - was good.

2 Thank Jonny_Croydon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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 485105
The Nelson Tavern is under new ownership. We serve foodl 12-3 & 6-9:30, have a large beer garden, dog friendly and sell a selection of cask ales, lagers, wines and sprites.

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