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“Pete knows how to run a pub.”
Review of The Nelson Tavern

The Nelson Tavern
Ranked #40 of 149 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The newly refurbished Nelson Tavern is now serving a locally sourced menu, cooked fresh by our experienced gastro chef. Family and dog friendly, Cask Ales, Sunday Roasts, and a Friendly atmosphere.
Guantanamo, Cuba
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pete knows how to run a pub.”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Nice pub great Thai food,and the sunday carvery is the best you will find.I have considered moving house just to be near this pub.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank raspberryblower
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English first
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great choice of nicely cooked food”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We have eaten here several times with guests, all of whom like a range of different food - and the Nelsons menu caters for all.

Visited September 2012
Thank EMEAGray
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best of both worlds”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

The lunchtime bar menu is excellent and the restaurant has two menus, Thai and English. Excellent food. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2012
Thank Ozziethedog
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Thai and English”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Strange to have a thai restaurant within the pub also serving fish and chips! But food was good as was service and atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

Visited August 2012
Thank Meebie
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Derby, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Thai-tastic dog friendly pub and restaurant”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

We were visiting relatives in Bournemouth and as we have a dog we often look for somewhere to eat that allows dogs inside. The Nelson Tavern allows dogs in the bar area and had a good range of tables to choose from.
There were four of us plus the dog and we sat down with the menu which was really extensive with lots of Thai food and also an English food selection. The prices were reasonable with mains from about £7.
Now we did have quite a wait for our food but what was really pleasing was a member of staff came to us and explained why we were having to wait and apologised for the inconvenience which is all a customer needs is a little explanation so you dont feel like you have been over looked.
The food was fab i had a crab salad starter and a stir fry king prawn noodle side dish as a main course. My only negative was the smell of cigarettes that came in through the back door but we were sitting on the table very near the door.
The restaurant looked very well decorated and i believe the prices are the same in there for the food.
parking is at the side of the pub and there is an ample number of spaces.
overall i wouldnt hesitate to go there again.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank numee28Derbyshire
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