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The Lord Nelson

€€ - €€€, British,
42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ, England
+44 1502 722079
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (112 reviews)
“burger” (42 reviews)
“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ, England
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Reviewed today

Probably the most atmospheric pub in the country serving the finest beer in the land, and importantly, dog friendly! The downside is that the Nelson is extremely popular and finding a seat/space can be a challenge anytime during the high season and during peak periods...More

Thank Carlstan
Reviewed today

This is an Adnams pub right on the front in Southwold, it is dog friendly and has a garden section if it is sunny. They do a good range of Adnams beers and have an extensive food choice including meals and sandwiches, the food is...More

1  Thank mxw428
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great beer, shame that it has to serve food as it is such a wonderful cosy little place but economics dictate that it has to. One of the most famous pubs in the country and, after a bracing walk along the beach, one of the...More

1  Thank RHBRutland
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Called in on Friday for lunch, very busy but managed to find a table Told they had no Cod (it was Friday) but the haddock was very good and large portions Beer ad normal with all Adnams put was just as good

1  Thank Peterf1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

first time reviewer but had to share my experience of this wonderful pub, stayed in Southwold for a week and tried almost all of the eateries in town but this one is heads and tails above the rest, I firstly popped in for a early...More

1  Thank Wander06063882713
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice bar area, with a massive selection of Adnams as you might expect. Went here for a quiet beer, but it was anything other than quiet. People with kids and dogs intermingling and telling doggie stories. We are not dog people and our children have...More

1  Thank 253tonyh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't eat her, but this is a real pub, lots of people were in eating and were happy with what they were served. Nice court yard garden that is suitable for all weathers.

1  Thank Rob D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The isn’t much to say other than if you haven’t been you need to go. This place is just perfect. Great food, great staff, great drinks, great atmosphere. Winner winner chicken dinner

1  Thank Shepherdess2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monday evening – early evening – reasonably full – filled up with drinkers and diners quite quickly – friendly welcome – drinks dispensed – credit card behind bar for tab – choices made – me the chicken burger without the bun – my wife cod...More

1  Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy and unpretentious food. Nicely served, good weather in the courtyard it was a relaxing super plus 'bar meal'. Recommend this place.

2  Thank paul j j
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, 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
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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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