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#7 of 11 Bar in Oakham
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£7 - £16
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Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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How difficult would it be to get the mother of the two children in the back from shouting at each other for a solid hour. I could still hear them from outside as we were leaving.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d been here a few times several years ago because it’s a dog friendly place and the food was always excellent. This is the first time I’ve visited since management changed hands. My husband nailed it by saying they used to have a chef and...now just people who know how to warm things up. The place was totally dead for a Sunday - it always used to be heaving on Sundays before - this says a lot about the food and service. We ordered a sharing platter - this was truly shockingly bad - burnt tortilla chips with cremated cheese and though they changed these with no bother I struggle to see how these are Mexican nachos when there was no other toppings o cheap tortilla chips. The garlic bread was awful and so were the onion rings and chicken - everything was sooo greasy. A house salad drowning in dressing was the rubbish icing on the cake - the roast dinners we ordered were very poor too - no seasoning at all apart from the salty gravy. Ham egg and chips looked like something you’d get at a really poor chain pub. This was all such a shame when the food and overall atmosphere before was lovely - why is it so hard to get even these basics right?! Won’t be visiting again sadly - such a shameMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal again on Saturday been several times now always the same service and standard yes had to wait a tad longer than normal but if you want something good worth the wait staff alway so friendly and try there best to keep everyone happy...nice vibes in thereMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for the lovely feedback

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasnt going to write a review, but recieved an email asking me to so here goes. Booking a table for my Son and I for 1900 on a Friday night. Arrived and went to the bar. Explained we had reserved a table and the bar...staff said dont worry, sit anywhere. Sons first pint was awful. Flat and qarm, so asked to change which the staff did. Asked to start a tab as we were having food which they did. Sat outside looking at the stained dog eared menus and went back to the bar to order. Was then informed the kitchen was shut. Disgusted is being polite. Asked to settle the bill and we would leave. Bar staff couldnt find the bar tab they started so said it was too much hastle to work out we could have the drinks on the house. Shocking staff, dirty glasses and an untidy premises. Will not be back. This is such a shame as this used to be a top place to eat and socialise. With a recent fire in one of its comptitors forcing it to close they are missing a trick. I would definately not recomend. Stick to the Grainstore.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Paul, I'm sorry to hear your bad experience on Friday night. Our kitchen is open 12-8pm every day, so unsure of the problem that evening. We do hope you visit us again and i can guarantee this wouldn't be the problem.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed with how badly downhill the Nelson has gone under this new management. Unfortunately I have nothing positive to say at all. I arranged to meet family from Chicago at the Nelson on Monday night. Their website opening times declare that they are open...on Mondays from noon until 11pm, and that the kitchen is open until 9. I rang several times on Monday afternoon to no avail, so I booked a table through the online booking form instead. When we arrived at 7.45 the staff knew nothing of any booking, and said the kitchen was closing at 8, but we could still eat if we got an order in fast. We quickly ordered noodles, a burger, fish and chips and some sides. The food came out luke-warm, served in a hurry by unwelcoming staff. Our portions were very small, so much so that my uncle joked about them being "kids meals". We weren't offered condiments or sauces, nobody came to check if we were happy with our meal. We felt like an inconvenience. The only upside was that the local ukulele society had taken over the bar area, and afforded us with some amusement and entertainment. So disappointing, we used to love the Lord Nelson, as it had a great atmosphere and food to die for, including what used to be the best pizzas in Rutland. We will not be going back, despite the tentalising prospect of listening to more popular hits played on the ukulele .More

Date of visit: May 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Natalie, Thank you for your feedback

Reviewed 7 May 2024

A late decision for dinner on a Sunday. No roasts - but expected at just after 5pm. Had pie, no mash so had to have chips, only 1 veg on the plate, cabbage. Gravy in the boat, lumpy and a paste. Absolutely shocking and I...don't know how the chef could happily serve this on a plate! I won't return.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Susan, Thank you for your feedback

Reviewed 22 April 2024

Went to the Lord Nelson 19/04/24 for open Mike night with family and friends, had a great night, staff were very busy but always willing to help, and very friendly, been in on numerous occasions, Luke in particular is always attentive even when under pressure,...well done keep up the good work guys 👍🏼More

Date of visit: April 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your feedback, I will certainly tell Luke your kind words.

Reviewed 19 April 2024

We Will not return , the food was average, the whole place looks dirty, and in need of a revamp. I first came here 20 years ago, it was classy, with good food, now it’s loud tacky, and with poor quality food.

Date of visit: April 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tom, Thank you for your feedback

Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Sorry but this is not acceptable… Ordered pint with bowl of chips, got to the table, next to me couple got their meal 40min after i finished my pint and couple finished their meals and I haven’t seen my chips and I just left… how...it’s possible to wait for bowl of chips for 40 min… and waitress doesn’t seem to know where and what table are.. and it’s Tuesday evening not even busy …More

Date of visit: April 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback

Reviewed 23 March 2024

What a great find! Tucked in the corner of the market place. It looked tiny from the outside but when you walk through, it's huge and on 2 floors! Thought we would give it a go. This place didn't disappoint! The staff are so friendly...and welcoming, the food was amazing, and there was an open mic night there too! Fantastic night! We will definitely be coming back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi May, Thank you for the lovely feedback

Reviewed 17 March 2024

Four of us popped in on Saturday evening,we all loved the food and the ales were in excellent condition.nice buzz about the place again,well done to all.

Date of visit: March 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback.

Reviewed 15 March 2024

Went with some family, the new menu is absolutely fantastic, the bar servers Jamie and Luke were incredibly polite and helpful

Date of visit: March 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Diane, Thank you for the lovely feedback

Reviewed 15 March 2024

Great customer service. Brilliant bar servers Jamie and Luke, the new menu is really good too! Will definitely come again.

Date of visit: March 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bobbie, Thank you for the lovely feedback

Reviewed 15 March 2024 via mobile

Much improved. The overalls standards have returned to how they once were. Well done everyone I look forward to being a regular once again.

Date of visit: March 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paul, Thank you for your feedback

Reviewed 11 March 2024 via mobile

Had a great meal out it was the mother’s day roast beautiful the beef was amazing alway i would like to say how friendly and helpful the staff are they couldn’t do enough to help myself with my disabilities even on such a busy day

Date of visit: March 2024
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RedCat Pub Company, Owner at The Lord Nelson, Oakham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for the lovely feedback

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4