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The Nelson Burton Joyce

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 28/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 28/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
Tucked away down Chestnut Grove at Burton Joyce, The Nelson is a cozy and amiable, good old fashioned pub with a vibrant atmosphere and a great restaurant. Blending a country feel of wooden floors and terracotta tiles with stylish wall coverings, The Nelson combines a feeling of times gone by with informal modernity. The central bar and separate dining area merge to form a chattering assemblage at busy times as the staff go diligently about their business. Find yourself a comfy nook and take it all in.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a takeaway Sunday lunch, we all agreed that it was the best we’d had for ages. Never been to this pub before, but we’ll definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

We have been to The Nelson about 4 times for Sunday lunch. It really is amazing, the beef is just incredible.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Roving55686264824, Marketing at The Nelson Burton Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2020

Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 October 2020

Great late lunch. Open from noon to late. Comfortable and safe COVID-19 protocols. Food was terrific, good creative vegan selection, plates hot, service prompt & polite. Good selection of beers and IPA's.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Roving55686264824, Marketing at The Nelson Burton Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2020

Thank you for visiting us, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Please come and see us again soon 😊

Reviewed 18 October 2020

We have visited the Nelson several times and never disappointed. I would definitely say best roast dinner you can get out for sure.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Roving55686264824, Marketing at The Nelson Burton Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely comment, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Fish and chips were amazing. Staff were excellent and the beer wasn’t bad either. Definitely worth a visit 👍

Date of visit: September 2020
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Roving55686264824, Marketing at The Nelson Burton Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2020

So glad you enjoyed, please come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 20 September 2020

Used to love this place but went last night and found it has changed hands. Food is OK but nothing like the previous standard. Very disappointing and hope they pull it back under this new chain. Also very ineffective social distancing- all tables used and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Roving55686264824, Marketing at The Nelson Burton Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2020

We are sorry to see this review today, we aren’t a chain pub so unsure what you mean by this? All food is home cooked and award winning, so sorry this wasn’t to your standard. The Buddy Good Pub co has been running the nelson...More

Reviewed 16 September 2020

Amazing food and staff what more can I say! My wife and I had a lovely experience, the veggie option was delicious

Date of visit: September 2020
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Roving55686264824, Marketing at The Nelson Burton Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2020

Thank you for your lovely comment, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 August 2020

On our first trip away since lockdown, heading to Nottingham to visit fiends, we stopped at the Nelson, we had Sunday roast which was absolutely delicious!. The staff were warm and welcoming and added to a great experience. We are heading back to Nottingham again...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Roving55686264824, Marketing at The Nelson Burton Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2020

Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 25 August 2020

Went to The Nelson last week with and had a brilliant time out in the beer garden (although got a bit wet at times..). The two young blonde ladies serving us were lovely and a credit to the pub, chatty and attentive but not overly...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Roving55686264824, Marketing at The Nelson Burton Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2020

Thank you for your lovely review and we are thrilled you enjoyed your experience 😊 please come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

I was really looking forward to coming here again as, the last time I came, the food was excellent. It is a shame that all three of us found the food had gone, considerably, down in standard. One of us ordered what was described as...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Roving55686264824, Marketing at The Nelson Burton Joyce, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2020

Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your experience, our chicken kebab is our best seller! When you say it has been taken over we aren’t entirely sure what you mean, the Buddy good pub co has been running The Nelson for years. If you had...More

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redheadbabe
22 March 2019|
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Response from B P | Reviewed this property |
The.y have a garden with dog bowls etc. I'm guessing due to Health & Safety etc dogs wouldn't be allowed in the main eating area which is pretty much the majority of the inside. I can't answer 100% though, so might be worth... More
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29 June 2018|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Weather permitting.
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Dave M
23 June 2018|
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Response from IHC2008 | Reviewed this property |
I went in on Friday. The menu has changed and the price has shot up. My wife’s food was not anywhere near the standard of the food previously. Mine was a special carried over from a previous menu and was great.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Nelson Burton Joyce

  • Yes, The Nelson Burton Joyce offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Nelson Burton Joyce offers delivery services.

  • Yes, The Nelson Burton Joyce is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • The Nelson Burton Joyce is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4