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81 Fore St | Waterfront, Ipswich, England
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best pub in Ipswich?

I was not expecting to see the six large barrels of beer behind the bar when I walked into this pub! If you go there you must try a beer direct from the wooden barrel! The pub, and it is a pub, not a restaurant, and none the worse for that! The pub is "olde worlde", quaint looking place with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I was not expecting to see the six large barrels of beer behind the bar when I walked into this pub! If you go there you must try a beer direct from the wooden barrel! The pub, and it is a pub, not a restaurant, and none the worse for that! The pub is "olde worlde", quaint looking place with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have been a regular at the Nelson since 2003 and was a bit concerned when the previous landlords decided to leave in 2014 as they'd been fantastic. However it has been passed onto Tara who has made the awesome decision to have Prosecco stocked all the time. Me and my friends now hold regular "Prosecco Fridays" or #proseccofriday if... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had been looking at dining down at the marina complex in Ipswich,being late April & the climax of another football season,this made the area populated with football supporters.(Ipswich did win this game). So having looked in at quite a few of the more heavily patronised places we carried on strolling until we were walked along Fore street. Not being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Let's start with the fact that the building is older than America, that's pretty cool! Tara, the pub's proprietor and chief bar fly is one cool chick! When she's not yucking it up with her patrons, she's doing a great job of both managing the staff and insuring that the this sleepy towns best eating and drinking establishment is an... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Without doubt the Lord Nelson is my favourite pub in Ipswich. It's charming interior of low oak beams and polished floor boards is the perfect compliment to Adnams ales in prime condition, excellent home cooked pub grub and very friendly service. And the icing on the cake... It's all very reasonably priced and there's no music inside... Oh happy days.... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A gents night out with a great selection of beers at good prices and an excellent meal which really set us all up for the remainder of the evening. The veggie enchilada was very tasty....and plenty of it. Friendly staff, more beers, great night!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We do love the interior of the Nelson, and eat and drink in there from time to time. They serve Adnams ales in superb condition and it's a good place to try Adnams seasonal brews. Unfortunately during our last three visits it has been cold in there with the radiators and fires switched off, and some customers sitting with their... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Loved the beer choices and friendly bar staff allowed us to taste them before buying.Didnt try food so cant comment. Cheers

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Debenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First time in here - came here for an evening just before Christmas. A good, friendly pub with a good range of beers. Got a bit busy but plenty of room to stand. Enjoyable.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I love Adnams beer and my husband found this little gem near our hotel. It's an old fashioned pub and nothing to shout about inside but the beer is good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 Fore St | Waterfront, Ipswich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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