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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 23
    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
Dinner with friends!

The Nelson Tavern has a restaurant situated in the back of the pub, called Pacific 23 which serves Thai food. My partner and I went here around Christmas time with a couple of friends of ours. We had booked our table through Table Pouncer which is always good as they offer deals like 2for1 on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
robjp681
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Bournemouth, England
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this pub on four occasions and never been disappointed , staff are lovely and friendly . Mainly serves Thai food and British fare, had plaice and chips with mushy peas , all lovely , husband had chicken satay to start and beef massaman with pad Thai noodles also excellent. Worth a visit

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1 Thank Lisa K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely carvery lots of choice staff in the restaurant are very pleasant always a nice Sunday meal

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Thank jamie j
Bournemouth, England
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nelson Tavern has a restaurant situated in the back of the pub, called Pacific 23 which serves Thai food. My partner and I went here around Christmas time with a couple of friends of ours. We had booked our table through Table Pouncer which is always good as they offer deals like 2for1 on starters and mains, or 50%... More 

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1 Thank robjp681
Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On one of our many visits to this part of the world we always come to The Nelson Tavern for either a restaurant meal or just eat in the bar. The friendliness of the staff is second to none and whichever menu we choose the food is always of the highest quality. Called in for a casual lunch in the... More 

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Thank Carol B
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the nelson tavern function room for nearly 50 guests for a thai meal for my 50th birthday.. and was quoted nearly £800 whichvi got together and on three separate occasions was told by the manager " dont pay me now.please pay on the night" which I was all prepared for..The food was good..not great but good and after... More 

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4 Thank grumpfuzzit
Solihull, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel and opted to eat here... Ive used this pub for food numerous times over the years and it really is fantastic. A great selection of beers/ales and the food... Well it depends what you want... English pub food or Thai? Both of which are fantastic. Now you really wouldn't expect it but... More 

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Thank Mbates84
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had bar meals . Chicken & chips and steak & chips . We both really enjoyed our meals .Well cooked nicely presented & tasty .The staff and the regulars are a friendly lively bunch . It has a real buzz about it . We ate in the bar , but we saw quite a few people going through to... More 

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1 Thank Alicia M
Mannheim, Germany
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Staying in the near by Harbor Hotel we decided to pop out looking for a typical English pub evening (living in Germany) we visited the Nelson for the first time. We enjoyed it so much we went back a couple of evenings later! What you see is what you get. Nice atmosphere with very friendly bar staff, beer kept to... More 

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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We have visited this restaurant on most occasions whilst staying in the area. It doesn't get any better, in fact we feel it is not as good as it was on our last visits. They are not sure whether they are a thai or chinese. We ordered Thai chicken soup for starter and Thai red curry for main - it... More 

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Thank littlegracie
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Sunday night for a meal for 2. Essentially a good local boozer offering a good selection of ales with a very good Thai / English restaurant at the rear. We had a Thai meal which was excellent. Stayed in the pub section for a few drinks after the meal. Very quiet but an entertaining open mic night... More 

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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, British, 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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