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The Nelson


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Country pub in the heart of the town since 1652. Serving fantastic home cooked food, open fires, dog friendly, quite simply a firkin good pub!
$3 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ten of us booked for dinner here and because of the numbers already booked we were obliged to submit our meal requests in advance.We were extremely glad we did so as we enjoyed a lovely evening with good food (exactly as ordered) and Adnams beer...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Alan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town with work and struggled to find somewhere dog friendly to eat. Was really impressed with the Nelson. I had the steak on the first evening and a chiabatta the lunchtime after. Both were exceptional. Milo my lurcher was also made to feel...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jWoodyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are friendly, good range of food and drinks. Friendly atmosphere and just simply amazing ! Love coming in here for a pint !

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Nix_Oliver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Ipswich is not complete without a pint in the Nelson. Adnams on draft. We visited on Sunday lunch, were lucky to get a table big enough for the seven of us so decided to have luch at the pub. A few of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 308ChrisB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as a large group on Saturday night. I rang that morning asking about vegetarian GF options ( I should have called earlier!) They didn’t have anything suitable - another salad for me, I thought! When I ordered, the staff said the chef had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sarah B
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Popped in around 8.30 hoping for bite to eat. Food service stopped at 9 so they politely asked to get order in fairly soon which we did. Less than 10mins after ordering a massive piece of beautifully cooked cod with amples of crispy batter, crispy...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank davidcJ2706SS
Reviewed January 25, 2019

I am often so disappointment when trying to eat out for Sunday Lunch. However, the Sunday Roast at The Nelson was quick good. Several real ales available. Excellent service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Andrew081
Reviewed January 20, 2019

This pub was selected for a pre-show dinner due to its reputation for both beer and food. We were not disappointed. There was an excellent set of beers available, both Adnams and other local ones, and the food was served efficiently and it was very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NStrudwick
Reviewed December 22, 2018

We have used the Nelson several times this year, it is always good for real ales, the selection changing regularly, and never one in poor condition. It can get crowded finding your way through the other customers, but there are usually plenty of comfortable seating...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nigelmeadows47
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Christmas 2 course set lunch. Good atmosphere in this lovely old pub. Service couldn’t be faulted - efficient and polite. The turkey roast was very tasty and the cheesecake was fabulous.! Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
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September 19, 2015|
Response from Ellsmells | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Charley, due to not being able to post links on here you will have to send us an email at lordnelson-ipswich@outlook . com , and we will get back to you as soon as possible with either links or pdf's of the... More
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