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The Lord Nelson

€€ - €€€, British,
42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ, England
+44 1502 722079
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (109 reviews)
“burger” (38 reviews)
“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited at early lunch on Sunday, a fine warm day. The pub was pleasantly buzzing but we found a small table inside easily. There was a friendly chaotic feeling, dogs lazing about, Sunday papers turning and children darting to and fro, quintesentially Sunday in...More

Thank Marion D
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at about 6.15 and that was just in time as it got very busy in the next half hour. The staff were all good, polite and helpful and the food was great value.

Thank woodrichard999
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve been visiting the Lord Nelson for years and it remains a favourite, despite always being so busy! Clearly others think it’s good too. I suspect some visitors are put off by the inevitable crowd around the bar as soon as you walk through the...More

1  Thank AndyWilson
Reviewed 2 days ago

Full of character and located close to the top of the seafront with possible but awkward parking in front. Good service but very busy. Sit outside in the sun or move down towards the sea rather than stay inside the atmospheric but cramped bar area.

Thank DMH99
Reviewed 3 days ago

Food is okay,but portions are smaller and not as good as it used to be! The staff are good and the place is clean and has always been our first stop for a meal in Southwold but maybe we had a one off bad day!

Thank Raymond A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We must have just got here in time - just before 6 - as the place got packed to the rafters within 20 mins of us arriving. Lots of families and couples, mostly tourists like us probably. The food going to the tables looked awesome...More

Thank Richoak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Southwold for a week and ended up eating here 3 times! The food and service were excellent and the pub has a great atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit and we will be back in our next trip to Southwold.

1  Thank Craig H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here couple of days ago while visiting the gem of Southwold . Dog friendly pub and even town. Adnams pub ( of course as the brewery is in town) and decent Broadside beer @ £4-10 a pint. At one point about 6 quiet dogs...More

1  Thank Clive W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this wonderful little pub this week and had a lovely meal. We chose the burgers and they didn’t disappoint. Service was prompt and the atmosphere was very welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend a stop here when visiting Southwold.

1  Thank Simbar60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried the new addition of pizzas to the menu...you can choose as part of the menu or order a take away. We ate in and all four of us had a different pizza...the hand pulled dough base was lovely and the toppings delicious....we’ll worth a...More

Thank Fincur
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Questions & Answers
9 July 2017|
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Response from suzanne o | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I've just seen this! It is indeed, we had our dog with us and there were lots of others in there too!
6 July 2016|
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Response from LordNelsonSouthwold | Property representative |
We don't have a television I'm afraid. Might be shown at the sports pavilion on the common.. No pub in Southwold will be showing it. Regards. David.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 722079
  • E-mail
An award winning traditional family run pub with a full range of cask marque awarded Adnams Beers! We have an everyday bar menu and Our specials change daily to reflect the season and accommodate the fresh ingredients we are able to source from our suppliers. Our aim is to offer great, home style food at a great price. We believe in using local suppliers who are able to provide us with the freshest ingredients.
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