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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pie salad mixed grill pate beef yorkshire pudding lasagna homemade chips mash the pub puff pastry open fire for sunday lunch well worth a visit specials board home made beer garden
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great welcome we got here I came with a friend and the staff are friendly and helpful Lunch Scampi was so good It was also lovely and warm on a really cold day

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cold rainy day and when we walked in there were 2 lovely roaring fires, so welcoming. The food was amazing, I had the Nelsons pie and oh my it was so tasty and the banoffee pie was heavenly. All homemade food and...reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a fantastic meal for a family of 4 at The Nelson Butt in Spilsby. Great service and great food. What more can you ask for! Will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

Having stopped for a drink previously in the week, we decided we would try this pub for dinner. We rang them earlier in the evening to book a table, and they said they had a big group booked in but they still managed to squeeze...us in. The pub and garden are both dog friendly, we sat in the very inviting beer garden. Food was great! Good quality pub grub, very generous portions. Reasonably priced for the size of the meals. Service was quick and all the staff very friendly. Would definitely recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 May 2023 via mobile

Called in on the off chance we could get lunch Staff were very helpful and fitted us in although they were obviously very busy Excellent food and excellent service Would highly recommend and we will go back

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023 via mobile

Popped in here for a drink after discovering most places shut on a Saturday afternoon. We had been here previously for lunch, so we were happy to sit in the beer garden with a drink , and chat with friendly staff! Great service, reasonably priced...drinks and a nice location.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023

We went as part of a group in the bank room. The food was well cooked with big portions . The desserts were lovely and enough for two to share . Friendly service and great price

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

We decided to go to the Nelson Butt for Sunday Lunch for my birthday. There were 11 of us plus a high chair and we had their function room to ourselves, which was great as the toddler in the party could roam free and not...get out of the room. The waitresses were excellent and not confused by our random way of ordering. We had starters and everyone chose either brie or pate, both came with salad and chutney and toast with the pate. For the main everyone had either pork or beef, both were very nice. also on the plate were roast potatoes and a yorkie. There was a side platter with fresh carrots, cauli, broccoli and mash. Then we had puddings and coffee. We all enjoyed the food and would definitely return for Sunday lunch again. Thank you for a lovely birthday meal.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

Visited one lunchtime and had a fantastic meal. The pub was busy but we were served quickly at the bar and shown to our table. We were given the menu and shown the specials board. Our waitress was very attentive and took our order without...any delay. The food was delightful and we both enjoyed our meals, especially the home made chips. Well done Erica and her team, we had a lovely afternoon xMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023

A warm and welcoming traditional pub. The Sunday roast was lovely could not fault it, very filling and more than enough for us. Didn't have to wait long and it was nice and hot. Friendly and attentive staff with a great sense of humour. Well...worth a visit.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023 via mobile

Absolutely fab night at this lovely homely pub , 12 of us had an excellent meal , fab service and all home made food , a good choice of food and drinks ( especially the cocktails) the staff made us very welcome , well done...Erica and her team , look forward to our next visitMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023 via mobile

As a family we attended for Sunday lunch When we finally got our dinner served 45mins after we ordered which was shocking as we were the only ones in there at that time. The fact that it costs £13 for lunch is not a problem....The problem lies with you get not alot for the money. On every plate there was only 3 small potatoes, one Yorkshire pudding and a sliver of beef which was ridiculously thin. You do get veg served separately. for a 6ft6 bloke with a healthy appetite i can assure you that it was no where near enough to eat. We have been here many times before however it has seriously gone down hillMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2022

We not from here but the food was very traditional and exceptional I would definitely recommend eating here that’s for sure very friendly open fire delicious food 10/10

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022

This is the second year we have been to Turkey Sunday at The Nelson and we weren't disappointed. Excellent yet again and we had a throughly enjoyable afternoon sitting chatting with two other guests. The service was great so thank you to Erica and everyone...at The Nelly.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 December 2022 via mobile

Friendly staff, warm atmosphere. The food was good and filling. We had the pie which was excellent. Would eat here again

Date of visit: December 2022
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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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