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The Lord Nelson

€€ - €€€, Pizza, British
11 Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
+44 1572 868340
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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11 Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful oldy worldly place. Loads of rooms with tables . Good decor . Different types of beers and ciders on offer. Pizza is very tasty not cheap but good for a treat . We shall return

Thank jlscpt
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really good sunday lunch, all seemed well prepared and efficient friendly service. Would be five star but the chocolate sauce for the pudding was just too dilute for purpose of dipping, could have done with some more fruit such as bananas and the dough balls...More

Thank peterborough1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good beer, great pizza, excellent staff. Only issue is that the queue at the bar can be a little long at times, but this doesn't seem to put people off!!

Thank Giles H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not been in for a while, used to enjoy popping in for a drink so was surprised how tired, dirty and shabby the place is now looking. Visited last Saturday, the bar was quiet at 5pm but we still had to wait a while to...More

1  Thank Nosila1963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here this evening having come to oakham for a weekend away. It's like a tardis inside: rooms everywhere, tucked away, outside. We only came for a drink but we were struck by the £24 roast chicken dinner for 2... I am still stunned...More

Thank Han_hawk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub with a great choice of real ales, and a good choice of food from the menu. Most of the ingredients are locally sourced.

Thank Rooster253
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu is certainly different. Not cheap.The food looks different to normal and would not appeal to most people.More

Thank kenneth g
Ross D, Ops Manager at The Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kenneth I think that comment ‘would not appeal to most people’ is an astonishing statement. We serve up to 1000 meals a week successfully and as you can see from our previous reviews the majority are excellent. It’s not cheap but it’s great value for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good drive know selection, looks Like good food menu but didn't try. Super busy on a Friday night, no seat except outside in a bit of light rain. Food smelt good.

Thank UnicornMummy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a Sunday roast whilst on holiday in the area. Absolutely relish, lots of it, perfectly cooked and plenty of lovely vegetables. Staff were friendly, polite and very helpful.

Thank CornwallPinklady
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Such a shame. The place is looking tired and grubby. Came for lunch having not visited since earlier in the year. Friendly staff, good beer and the food was reasonaby tasty, but the tables were stained and dirty and the whole place looks like it...More

1  Thank treefro9
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Questions & Answers
Gillian T
20 October 2017|
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Response from Ross D | Property representative |
Hi, Yes it’s is. All we ask is for well behaved dogs that don’t go on the furniture please. Kind regards The Nelson team
Felicidad F
23 September 2017|
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Response from Sooz T | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is accessible, you can get to the garden from the rear of the building as I'm sure the door that leads outside us not quite wide enough. And the toilets, as far as I know are all upstairs. However, they may have... More
Maureen T
13 August 2017|
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Response from Ross D | Property representative |
Hi, we are indeed, we welcome well behaved children before 9pm. Look forward to seeing you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Rutland  >  Oakham
  • Phone Number: +44 1572 868340
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The Lord Nelson is a beautiful pub tucked away in the heart of Oakham. As just one of two towns in Rutland, Oakham itself is packed with character. The Lord Nelson fits in perfectly – dating back to the 1500’s the building has been lovingly restored the KNEAD Pubs way. With charming dining areas throughout the building, you’ll be able to find a cosy spot next to the Aga or enjoy a breath of fresh air in the secluded pub garden. The Lord Nelson is bursting with character, but its relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for a bite to eat and a chilled out pint. A centrepiece of the Lord Nelson is the delicious food, fantastic selection of ales and range of wines and other beverages. Here at the Lord Nelson we’re passionate about serving up the perfect pint, along with a mouthwatering meal that combines traditional pub grub with a modern twist. Our well-known, stonebaked (and scrumptious) KNEAD pizzas are always on the menu, plus a great range of lunch or dinnertime dishes. That’s what makes this pub in Oakham the ideal spot for dinner with family, a bit to eat over a meeting or simply a quick drink with friends.
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