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The Lord Nelson

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
The Lord Nelson is a beautiful pub tucked away in the heart of Oakham. As just one of two towns in Rutland, Oakham itself is packed with character. The Lord Nelson fits in perfectly – dating back to the 1500’s the building has been lovingly restored the KNEAD Pubs way. With charming dining areas throughout the building, you’ll be able to find a cosy spot next to the Aga or enjoy a breath of fresh air in the secluded pub garden. The Lord Nelson is bursting with character, but its relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for a bite to eat and a chilled out pint. A centrepiece of the Lord Nelson is the delicious food, fantastic selection of ales and range of wines and other beverages. Here
US$9 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband have just recently moved to the area and are trying out many nearby places to eat and drink We have so far been here 3 times as it is absolutely perfect. Food is quite pricey but totally worth it!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 932sammys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with friends, they had highly recommended here to us. On arrival the place is cosy and welcoming, we got a table ok but it did seem busy. We ordered the chicken sharer roast and pizza for our girls. Food came out and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mrscarriegreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent pub with courteous efficient staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. Great beer and very superior pub food. Beautifully and tastefully decorated public rooms. Dependable and cozy Well done

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Edward L
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Loved this pub. I can see why it's successful. Great decor, nice staff, wonderful menu and good ale. I could have sat here all day.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Donsafe
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Met with friends and family for a couple of hours (ok - maybe a bit longer!!) Lovely quality - excellent atmosphere - a pub in which to relax and enjoy!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Angri69
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We went to this place as my partners friend who was meeting us for tea recommend it. I had the lamb and mint pie with chips and my partner and her friend had the vegetarian option and they both enjoyed it immensely. The lamb and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Desciple0
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We often visit and have the pizza deal - 2 pizzas and a bottle of wine for just under £26. It always feels good value for money as the pizzas are a good size, with an interesting choice of toppings and stonebaked.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Connieb1992
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Have been here several time in the past. Came in today for Sunday lunch today. Place was packed and I could see the staff running around. That did not stop the excellent service. We were told there would be a wait but that is reasonable...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Came here for lunch with my husband on a busy Sunday. We waited almost an hour for our food although hadn't been warned the wait would be so long. My husband had the beef roast and I ordered a pizza. He said the beef was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank lindsay8376
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch here recently so returned for evening meal with family . The food was ok but I did feel a little disappointed as I had enjoyed lunch more . I must however mention the chips which were the best I've had

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Topcat429
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28 February 2018|
Response from MThurlby | Property representative |
Hi, no we don't I am afraid!
Gillian T
20 October 2017|
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Response from MThurlby | Property representative |
Hi, Yes it’s is. All we ask is for well behaved dogs that don’t go on the furniture please. Kind regards The Nelson team
Felicidad F
23 September 2017|
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Response from rubylady206 |
There is a downstairs toilet for disabled folk and a baby changer. I have a walker and found plenty of room to get in and out.
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