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The Lord Nelson

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11 Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
+44 1572 868340
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun 11:59 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once again we called in for a drink and some great pub food. This is a great drinking pub, well worth the visit.

Thank Pana139
Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff of The Lord Nelson looked after us so well at my daughter’s 40th birthday party for about thirty guests last Saturday; 20 May. It was really good attention and service and made the evening an absolute pleasure. From booking to closing, it was great service. Nothing was too difficult for them, and everything was done with a smile.... More 

Thank Dale H
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love it here. The pub is like a tardis and the rooms are cosy and full of charm. The food is always very good quality and reasonably priced and you can even take your dog!

Thank Liz S
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy eating here when we visit. Their rolled pizza's are always tasty and very (very) filling. Great service and lovely atmosphere.

Thank a s
Oakham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meeting place for the bestie and I to have a good old catch up whilst sipping our favourite drink- gin! Frequent visitors here, every time it's great. It was pretty quiet this afternoon when we visited so finding a nice area for peace and quiet was easy, not always like this that's for sure but that's because it's such... More 

Thank Sooz T
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had been before about a month ago and finding ourselves in Oakham again decided to try the Lord Nelson for lunch. So glad we did. I consider myself fairly religious when it comes to pizza and as such lunch was a deeply spiritual occasion. We both had the Pizza Deli Wraps (almost a rolled pizza) and... More 

Thank Simon T
Ross D, Ops Manager at The Lord Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review on our pub. We are thrilled you enjoyed your food and thought that we were reasonably priced and we look forward to welcoming you again to The Lord Nelson. Kind regards The Nelson team More 

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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Friday afternoon late April 2017......group of friends away for a weekend,best pub along with the Admiral horn-blower by a mile Grainstore give a miss in my opinion see later review on both......the pork pies in this pub are the biggest,tastiest I've ever come across in the UK,PLENTY OF VERY GOOD SERVICE......friendly staff,it's like a yard is upstairs and very... More 

Thank Banksy594
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us visited this quaint pub for an early supper. There were so many special offers it was difficult to choose, but as we were not extremely hungry we opted for the offer of two "Not so Large" pizzas and a bottle of wine for £24.95, which is available between 6pm and 7pm. We all enjoyed the pizzas which... More 

Thank John W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visited here as a big group with the majority ordering food, it took an age to order but when the food did arrive was pleasantly surprised, very well presented. My partners Indian burger looked great as did my calzone, both were enjoyed thoroughly. The price however was expensive for what it was. Pretty much London prices for a slightly posher... More 

Thank Daniel R
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Catch up meal with friends. Great food selection and good choice of beer. The sharing platters are really good however we probably filled ourselves up too much before the mains! Great evening out and nice atmospheric pub which has been lovingly restored.

Thank Mark S
Ross D, Ops Manager at The Lord Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review on The Lord Nelson. We go to great lengths to restore our old pubs and we are pleased you like it. Thank you also for the comments on the food and beer, your comments will be past on to our staff. Kind regards The Nelson team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Rutland  >  Oakham
  • Phone Number: +44 1572 868340
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 at the Lord Nelson we’re passionate about serving up the perfect pint, along with a mouthwatering meal that combines traditional pub grub with a modern twist.

Our well-known, stonebaked (and scrumptious) KNEAD pizzas are always on the menu, plus a great range of lunch or dinnertime dishes. That’s what makes this pub in Oakham the ideal spot for dinner with family, a bit to eat over a meeting or simply a quick drink with friends.

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