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The Nelson Arms

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Best pub in Tonbridge

Six real ales on tap when I was there, at very reasonable prices. Also ciders and a good range of... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Nicely revamped, good to have it back

The Nelson Arms has been brought back perfectly. Good drinks, nice atmosphere, good outdoor space... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
23 Jul 2018
“Best pub in Tonbridge”
9 Jul 2018
“Nicely revamped, good to have it back”
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19 Cromer Street, Tonbridge TN9 1UP, England
+44 1732 350822
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Six real ales on tap when I was there, at very reasonable prices. Also ciders and a good range of gins. I never went pre-refurbishment so I don't know how it compares, but it is an attractive, traditional and comfortable place to enjoy a drink....More

1  Thank Schadenfreude53
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Nelson Arms has been brought back perfectly. Good drinks, nice atmosphere, good outdoor space, and I always love a jukebox.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I am a resident of Nelson Avenue and was quite excited about having a family pub at the end of the road. We could go for sunday roasts and watch the football. How mistaken i was. I attend the pub with my child to be...More

3  Thank phillipgibs0n
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Great beer at reasonably prices. Very glad to have a local pub in the Barden area again. Fantastic transformation. Beautiful decor throughout; I love the tasteful 50s pin-ups. Several partitions allow multiple groups to experience the pub without getting on top of each other; a...More

Thank jvein2017
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The Nelson arms has recently reopened after extensive refurbished, my gran and grandads old house opposite, great beer cider and wine menu , food is also served . Live music each week, plus sports TV we are sitting in the Trafalgar snug area, plush leather...More

Thank nigelrandall
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Great that the Nelson Arms has reopened under new Landlords. The beer was top class and NOT at London prices! Atmosphere on the first night was lively with many locals there to welcome this new chapter. Where pubs are concerned I generally welcome a return...More

4  Thank Steve_Jackson58
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Great local pub with friendly staff who made us feel very welcome. Love the friendly pub dogs too. Pool table, darts and beer garden are a bonus too

2  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Very cheerful and welcoming over Christmas period. Good fun and on New Years Day there was cheese, Port and other food which waa great. It was a friends birthday and Landladys husband made him a lovely steak pie.

1  Thank sooze29
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Our local pub only a few doors down. Very friendly landlord and landlady. Shepherd Neame pub and always serves a good pint. Came for rugby mostly recently and had a fun atmosphere. Only shame is rarely has more than one ale pump but as small...More

2  Thank Busker999
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Been here a few times now, and always made to feel at home. Nice crowd of regulars, good beer, and an excellent juke box.

1  Thank Robert H
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