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The Lord Nelson

Brightwell Baldwin, Watlington OX49 5NP, England
+44 1491 612497
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“rack of lamb” (6 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Brightwell Baldwin, Watlington OX49 5NP, England
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

The whole experience was wonderful - we often eat here - dog friendly, great garden and relaxed and friendly service. 11 of us and the pooch met from 1300 on Bank Holiday leaving replete at 1700 followed by a Walk at Aston Rowant Great regular...More

Thank megan361
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We came as a large group and the friendly staff dealt with our individual needs. Vegetarian, low carb and other dietary needs all met. Me who will eat anything had a fabulous duck. It is off the beaten track but well worth a detour.

1  Thank Merhardymd
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

I have to say that I write this on the back of a wonderful evening being served by wonderful owners and staff. We have visited The Lord Nelson on a number of occasions and each time the team have exceeded our expectations. The Menu is...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful old English country pub. It is run by a lovely family. The food is excellent every time in the group one person was adamant it was the best roast he had ever had.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed March 15, 2018

My mother uses this 'pub' regularly (it is really a restaurant and not a 'drinking pub') - its food is always good (very good meat) and it is cosy (fires and low ceilings etc.). Not cheap but you get what you pay for! We had...More

1  Thank Richard N
Reviewed February 9, 2018

We go to TLN a few times a year and are always well served and always have an enjoyable evening. Service is to a high standard as is the food. We particularly like the annex room table that seats 8ish and offers an intimate space...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Top knotch in a busy pub on a mental busy night. The food was quite fantastic the atmosphere perfect for the party evening and the staff most attentive even in a terribly busy environment. I would recommend this venue to anybody wishing to experience very...More

1  Thank DCu1969
Reviewed December 15, 2017

Had a fabulous Sunday lunch here so went back for Daughter's 21st. Really stylish and beautiful pub/restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is superb, people are really lovely. Had a brilliant time both visits and shall be going back. Next time, I won't...More

1  Thank Lucy G
Reviewed November 16, 2017

Finding an appropriate venue for a family get together, during a visit to England, was made considerably easier as I was staying close to Brightwell Baldwin and remembered The Lord Nelson from a visit some years ago. Luckily it was still there, accessed via a...More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Taken as a guest, the three of us had an excellent experience. This is really a village pub, reached by lanes through rural countryside and opposite an old church. The old pub environment provided an attractive and comfortable ambience. We each had different dishes, two...More

1  Thank shirleyr402
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Judi S
August 31, 2017|
Response from Hayley R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a varied menu and always changing
Richard W
December 4, 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
There is a lovely garden/ patio and three partly separated eating areas- some a bit more informal so I would say yes. When we went there was a new baby in a basket on the floor - however it was asleep!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brightwell Baldwin, Watlington OX49 5NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Watlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 612497
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