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“Better than its reputation”
Review of The Lord Nelson

The Lord Nelson
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Owner description: This pub was frequented by Lord Nelson in the 18th century, and features a then-common serving hatch instead of a bar.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Maybe a couple of years since my last visit - and much better than I remembered or expected. On a sunny Saturday evening and not booked, the food was good, the service good and the bill very reasonable. The warm goat's cheese starter was excellent and generous, the steak from Graves cooked just as asked for, good chips and a great sticky toffee pudding. The Wherry seemed well kept and the Pinot Noir was good for the price. So clearly any misgivings are misplaced.

Thank Will1144
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Called in for a quick drink whilst following Nelson Trail around village where he was born. The pub is located opposite the cricket pitch in a wonderful village setting, it looks charming from the outside (built 1799) and oozes character on the inside with old fittings to match the old quirky rooms - even a seperate "snug". As well as the pub and dining rooms, stuffed with innumerable memorabilia of Nelson, it also has an enormous rear garden. The local beer is 'Wherry' which was pretty good. This pub is for someone who wants to go somewhere a bit different - definitely not a plastic pub!!!

Thank jay3791
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

My most recent visit was made without a booking on a Thursday night, expecting it would be quiet, I was surprised,, it was very busy, having to wait a short while for a table in my favorite room to eat.
There is plenty of historical information to look at whilst waiting.
This was probably about my 10th visit and I love the place, great character at the historical pub and the staff are so welcoming.

The food arrived quickly and was well prepared and in good portion sizes.

I really hope that this place does not change, it is just a great old genuine pub that serves great food with very good staff.

Thank Howienotts
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This place has been able to maintain its character despite the need to serve meals to survive.

It is a must for anyone who appreciates history or beer. I like both, so it wasn’t a difficult decision to visit. It is only a 5 minute drive from the A149 north coast road, and a couple of minute from Burnham Market.

I feared it would be a tacky tourist trap, but it kept its country pub character, and the bar staff were friendly. The snug bar area was a great place to enjoy a beer and there was a large beer garden which was enjoyed by many dog walkers.

The beer was straight from the cask, so was served well, but I have to say, it was good, but not excellent.

We didn’t eat, but the menu looked good, and wasn’t overpriced.

Thank WHDavies
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This was our second visit - the first for food - and proved to be a very pleasant experience. Our first impressions last year weren't great, as it wasn't clear where the tiny bar was, but since the place is (and feel free to add American accent) "so old" it was a delight to find somewhere not dominated by brash brass and rows of expensive foreign beers served from garish taps. In fact, bar staff nip to an unseen room to draw pints of Woodfords and Greene King straight from the cask.
Anyway, to the point. Apart from the great beer, the food is good quality and fair enough value given the location. A crab salad was plenty big enough for a grown man and more than tasty - the addition of samphire being most welcome. The steak, from local rare breed Red Poll cattle, was perfectly cooked but a little tough - the fault of the beast rather than the kitchen. The kids' meals were wolfed down and enjoyed with just as much relish as the outside play area. In fact, the large garden more than compensated for the somewhat cramped interior.
There's not much wrong with this place. The rural setting, historic overtones, unpretentious ambience and good quality food and drink make it well worth a visit. And you get the feeling Nelson himself would not be at all disapponted if he came back for a swift half.

Thank M P
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