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“Perfect for lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lord Nelson

The Lord Nelson
11 Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
+44 1572 868340
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Ranked #12 of 58 Restaurants in Oakham
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Perfect for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We were taken to The Lord Nelson by friends who live nearby, and who used it regularly. The quirky layout has been extremely well planned, and each room has its own character. The food was great, plenty of choice from full meals to snacks - and some variety for vegetarians (unusual, and very welcome). Reasonable prices and attentive service all add to the charm - a return visit beckons!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Perfect mixture of pub and quality casual food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

Great fun . Never been to Oakham and chanced on this hidden gem . Atmosphere brilliant with helpful staff . Wasabi chicken full of flavour . Felt like a real local pub with above average food . Not mass produced stuff . Thank you .

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Just loved this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The Nelson is billed as Oakhams newest pub and we thought it was lovely. Set in the market square, its actually a really old historic building with lots of little rooms, nooks and crannies perfect for a quiet drink or meal. The main bar had an excellent selection of ales and a particularly good Raspberry beer. They have two regular ales and three ever changing. Sadly we were too late to eat arriving after 9 p.m., however the menu looked good, offering bistro favourites and pizza's. We enjoyed some very good bar snacks, of peppers stuffed with cream cheese and some good marinated olives. There was a nice mix of clientele, all enjoying their evening and the staff were very welcoming and able to offer some historical facts on the building when asked. I note from their website that they do not particularly take bookings, but the place is deceptively large for this to not be a problem. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakham
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food but terrible attitude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The good bits first. The premises are a rabbit warren of rooms upstairs and downstairs, which makes it a bit quirky and quaint. The food is good, when you get it, there are 3 real ales on the bar, but all of a similar style.Prices are reasonable.

Unfortunately, the place is severely let down by the attitude of the staff and the poor service. Having tried three times to book a table for a group in the evning, we arrived to find no record of the booking. The staff showed a very indifferent attitude and made no attempt to explain nor accomodate us. Obviously we went elsewhere in town where the greeting and the service could not have been more different. On previous occasions when we have managed to eat here, service is very slow - OK it's always busy (don't honestly know why), but few places are this bad. Also, there is only one tiny bar and trying to get a drink in the evning is a battle. Suffice to say that we shall never go back, one bad experience we can forgive, repeated failures and they are off my list!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Not as child friendly as they claim!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

We were camping near Oakham over the August Bank Holiday weekend (10 adults & 3 children under 4 years) and were recommended The Lord Nelson as a family friendly place to eat. When I rang I was told no kids are allowed after 8pm which is fair enough but when we arrived before 8pm to eat we were not welcome. They also have a 'No buggy/pushchair' rule. It looked like a nice pub but we were disappointed.

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