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The Nelson Tavern

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75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
01202 485 105
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Thai food

We have eaten here a few times and we love the Thai food on offer. A really lovely, friendly pub too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Kat-kai
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here a few times and we love the Thai food on offer. A really lovely, friendly pub too.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful lunch with friends best carvery in Dorset. Landlord very personable great meal good value Sunday lunch recommend George & Julie

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Out for a family meal. When meals came the portion sizes would not have fed a small cat (NO VALUE FOR MONEY) when asked to talk to someone the landlord came and had no clue how to handle our complaint except to tell us we should have gone to kentucky. That says it all. He then walked off and discussed... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Worst experience of eating out ever!!Complained about quantity of food as my wife had ordered a chicken dish which arrived with 5 of the smallest pieces of chicken on a plate the size of a saucer! Owner came 2 speak 2 me and persisted in telling me I should have gone 2 McDonald's then! (That says a lot) Never have... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Pleasant staff with a good welcome for visitors to the area, SKY sports for the lads. Thai menu was pricey, so we opted for Chicken BBQ sauce skinny fries and Scampi & Chips. Chicken was very good, but my scampi was cheapo catering provisions. Pub layout could do with a re think, but overall reasonable local pub

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Haven't been for years but preferred this pub how it was with a family friendly atmosphere and good honest pub grub. Now the emphasis is on Thai food with a few pub grub favourites and a service charge on the bill. Good luck,but not for us.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Despite calling up the restaurant to ask if they were suitable for those who are coeliac (intolerant to gluten), the service was appalling. The waiter was clueless as to what was safe for me to eat. We ordered a set menu after being reassured that they would tailor the dishes to my dietary requirements. On the dishes arriving at the... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The restaurant is a large characterless room at the back of the pub. Although largely promoted as a Thai restaurant, they also serve british pub grub. There is nothing remotely Asian or Thai about the restaurant. It is stuck in a 1970's timewarp & badly in need of a face lift.There are large sickly looking houseplants & gaudy canvas pictures... More 

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Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Nelson Tavern advertises its restaurant as the Pacific 23 Restaurant at the Nelson Tavern. And states traditional Thai cuisine alongside a thoroughly British menu. Once you have found the restaurant by following signs through the pub, it is surprising large and first impressions are quite good. However, a closer inspection reveals the need for some maintenance and perhaps a... More 

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Went to the Thai restaurant at the back of the pub as a bit of a last minute dinner choice (booked on Table Pouncer). The food was very nice, and we were sat overlooking the garden which was pretty. Good value for money given the deal on Table Pouncer, generous portion sizes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 01202 485 105

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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