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The Lord Nelson

££ - £££, British,
Gainsborough Road | Winthorpe, Newark-on-Trent NG24 2NN, England
+44 1636 707705
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good22%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
“chicken” (11 reviews)
“parsnips” (3 reviews)
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Gainsborough Road | Winthorpe, Newark-on-Trent NG24 2NN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Still very helpful and make you welcome. I had the Sea Bass and Linguine with mussels and cream sauce. Excellent. Well presented. Got good size portion of Sea Bass (some places you could eat it in one mouthful!). For dessert I had the Strawberry and...More

Thank marytart2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came on a hot Sunday for lunch. The place is delightful and clearly popular, booking for Sunday lunch essential. There is a good menu and the food is essentially very good. However; our waitresses were not food savvy and had to return to the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last weekend was one of our very rare child free times. Looking for somewhere different I gave the Lord Nelson a call and booked for Friday evening. From the initial booking call to saying goodnight after a very good meal, and more than a few...More

Thank flyaway1952
Oli H, Public Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are delighted you had such a good experience - our customers are so important to us and you are spot-on re return custom :-) We're also very proud of our ever-expanding gin selection...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good but waiting staff didn't know too much about the beers that were available and we waited over 2 hours for our food. Waitress incorrectly processed credit card transaction and announced to everyone within a 3 mile radius that there was a...More

Thank Tony S
Oli H, Public Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tony, I'm sorry to hear your experience with us wasn't so good (and no, credit card issues shouldn't be announced publicly, we'll speak to our team about this). Our food service is normally very prompt so we'll review internally what went wrong. Based on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us had supper on a Thursday night and we weren't disappointed! The restaurant was quite busy which is a good sign and the food was excellent, very tasty, good portions and good value for money!

Thank Rhona2013
Oli H, Public Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rhona, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we're delighted you enjoyed your meal. Our chefs are really proud of our new summer menu :-) Wishing you a very happy summer - Oli.

Reviewed 3 June 2018

Called on the off chance that we could get in. The pub has been done up and is very airy and light . A very helpful young lady said she could seat us straight away. We ordered our drinks at the bar, again a friendly...More

Thank jean b
Oli H, Public Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jean, Thank you so much for leaving us a review. Our pub has indeed been completely revamped and lovingly restored by the new Directors and we think the new cream ceiling adds several inches to the low beams! Our Chefs are very proud of...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018

Been here several times for lunch with family including children. Nice atmosphere, very good choice of food at very reasonable prices, always nicely presented. Lovely outdoor eating area for good weather. The last visit was on Saturday 26 May, 2018, with a friend who commented...More

Thank Josephine G
Oli H, Public Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Josephine, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review us. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience - we're really proud of our Victorian walled beer garden, but particularly pleased to hear you had a good family experience as we...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018

Our weekly visit to the local pub for steak night just gets better and better. The meal was of the highest quality and the chefs just keep raising the bar. I can guarantee you won’t find a better deal - £30 for two steaks and...More

Thank jonathanjmw
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Called in during my lunch break, intended to order a pint and eat my sandwich in the beer garden. However, once inside the smell of food took over and I ordered the Pan Fried Cod with new potatoes, peas and pea purée off the specials...More

Thank Mark_Earles
Oli H, Public Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mark, Many thanks for taking the time to give us feedback via TripAdvisor - and you ordered my favourite dish! We're delighted you had a good experience and enjoyed visiting our pub. We look forward to seeing you again soon :-) Best wishes, Oli.

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

First time I had been there and was pleasantly surprised - food was excellent and plentiful, veg cooked al dente which is to my liking. The front of the pub is olde world style and warm and comfortable, the dining room looked stylish with plenty...More

Thank jaguar0
Oli H, Public Relations Manager at The Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really proud of our Sunday roasts (and our pub!) so we're delighted you enjoyed your Lord Nelson experience. Best wishes, Oli.

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Judith M
10 November 2016|
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Response from Jeremyte | Reviewed this property |
I cannot say for sure but I am pretty certain they do as it's a very professional outfit and they have veggie at other times.
25 June 2016|
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Response from doosra2013 | Reviewed this property |
It was a place that had rooms that we stayed overnight at. It wasn't far outside Newark and was in a little village.
Andrew R
1 June 2016|
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Response from Ackworth | Reviewed this property |
The pub is re-opening this coming Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gainsborough Road | Winthorpe, Newark-on-Trent NG24 2NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 707705
  • E-mail
The Lord Nelson at Winthorpe is a beautiful traditional English country pub, serving excellent food and a range of traditional ales, beer and cider. Set in the picturesque village of Winthorpe near Newark on the Nottinghamshire/ Lincolnshire border, and ideally situated for Newark Showground, the pub has a firmly established reputation. The bar has the feel of an old country house with squashy sofas, roaring fires, wooden floors and low beams. Originally built in 1800s, the pub is a Grade II listed building, bordered by a beck and set in idyllic countryside. The Nelson has a large walled beer-garden, outdoor BBQ, two snugs, a large bar and a newly refurbished restaurant with doors opening out on to our garden. For business events, celebrations and functions, our opulent Private Dining room seats up to 14, and we host weddings and christenings. Whether it's a beer and a burger in the bar, chilling on a leather sofa in our snug with your laptop, free wifi and a glass of wine, or a special dinner celebration, we are delighted to serve you. We're proud to be a part of Winthorpe village and to support our local community, including sourcing all of our food and produce from local Lincs & Notts suppliers. We're 100% dog and tiny-human-friendly; our canine pals are welcome in our bar and beer garden and children are welcome everywhere. Our mission is to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. We're fully equipped with free WiFi, high chairs for children, baby-changing facilities with nappy bin, a widescreen TV and a selection of magazines. There are picnic blankets for chilling in our garden, a large and enclosed space in which children can play safely. We offer lunch Tuesday - Saturday from 12pm to 4pm, and dinner from 6pm to 9pm. Our Sunday lunch is available 12pm - 4pm (we're closed for food on a Sunday evening).
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