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The Lord Nelson

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Fun on Tuesday

This place rocks on the motorcycle night. Handy for the quay and the chip shop. They do food but... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Poole, United Kingdom
via mobile
sun sea and good food

First visit to Lord Nelson pub - typical sea front pub doing good food - had to wait a little while... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible17%
15 Aug 2017
“Fun on Tuesday ”
17 Dec 2017
“Locals treated badly”
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The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We went in for a drink and received confrontational bar staff with aggressive attitude. This idea to be a friendly place to visit but not sure I’ll visit again

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We found this pub to be very clean, both outside and in. It's location is perfect, right on the quayside. The staff are friendly and very helpful. They even helped to carry our drinks outside. During the last week of September we were staying at...More

Thank robert20171944
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This place rocks on the motorcycle night. Handy for the quay and the chip shop. They do food but plan early for a meal if there is a band on. As they stop food at 1900.

Thank PadiP
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This used to be a great pub, but sadly no more. It's rather grubby and unwelcoming theses days, which is very sad. It's in need of a major refurbishment.

Thank TheLoftysPoole
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in to the pub and it did not feel very welcoming at all. On the plus side there was free pool which helped with one star. Could be a cracking pub with more training

Thank dorset111986
Reviewed 18 August 2016

First visit to Lord Nelson pub - typical sea front pub doing good food - had to wait a little while for food to come but that was because it was so busy on a very sunny day and it is right opposite where the...More

1  Thank marionhardcastle
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is the third time we have been to The Lord Nelson whilst in Poole visiting family. Cannot understand the previous comment about staff being unwelcoming. We always find them most helpful and friendly. The pub has a relaxed atmosphere and we always enjoy looking...More

Reviewed 29 December 2015

The beer is always good, always pleasant in the bar, very friendly and very popular, with lovely views of the quayside and close to the shops.

Thank 19mamamia39
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Was very unwelcoming and seemed grimy. Floor was slippery and tables sticky. Drinks were overpriced!! £10.50 for two gin & tonics. Was only £8 in the Poole Arms and it was clean and served with a smile We will not be returning.

2  Thank puzzymunkle
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Busy evening on the Quay and outside tables in use so we went inside. Our little dog made welcome ands a bowl of water offered to him. We ordered our food from the "Newspaper" type menu. Full meal for adult son and pensioners meals for...More

1  Thank DennisWestWickham
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