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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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All reviews trifle beef pie salad apple crumble mashed potatoes curry fish and chips the pub portion sizes were great defo worth a visit cooked just right young people high quality food main course reasonable cost excellent food last minute booking
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Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

We took my parents here for lunch today after seeing it was rated number 1 on TripAdvisor for restaurants around Spilsby. It’s a small pub but very well spaced out to manage Covid rules and all staff were very welcoming and helpful. It was a...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2020

How can you possibly fault this place. Good variety of meals to choose from. Excellent quality food, presented well and good value for money. Staff very friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020

A really nice friendly place. Covid measures in place at all times, Friendly staff and lovely food. good portion sizes too.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 31 August 2020

Nine of us visited here for lunch last week whilst in the area on holiday, and the food was all excellent, but the Nelson Beef Pies were really exceptional. Highly recommended. The other real plus was the effort that the chef made to put something...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 August 2020

I have eaten thousands of beef pies in my 75 years on this planet, some good, some ok and some rubbish. This one is without question the tastiest and BEST EVER pie for quality, quantity (size) I have tasted. Well done Sir, I just wish...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

I visited with a group of friends and I wasn't holding out a lot of hope as I couldn't find gluten free food on the website, but there was a separate gluten free menu! I had gluten free fish and chips and lemon posset, both...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Visited first on sat 1st feb, for a spot of lunch. So friendly and cos, especially with two fires blazing away. Just what you want on a cold day. The food was so good we booked for the following sat evening. We were not disapointed!...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

Would not recommend, clicky Staff not awake. Would not recommend this place no customer care diabolically service.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 18 November 2019

Really god pub grub. Honest and down to earth pub grub. Service warm and courteous. All portions are very generous and filling. Eat there often in the week as opposed to week ends.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019 via mobile

For our monthly get together we chose the Nelson Butt in Spilsby for lunch. The service, quality of food and comfortable surroundings made it a really enjoyable visit. We will certainly be visiting this great English pub again.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Polestar46 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry for delay - have had no computer for a while. At the front of the pub, there are a few steps and a narrow entrance. However, if you accessed pub via car park at the back, there is a level entrance.
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    How is Nelson Butt rated?
    Nelson Butt is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5