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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Fabulous traditional family friendly pub. My daughter and I ate there last week and had a delicious home cooked evening meal. Stilton and broccoli quiche was served with a very generous salad. Friendly and efficient service and a cosy table in a friendly pub.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023 via mobile

Stopped here in the way to Weymouth after booking on line. Landlady was amazing and the food was so good. Pub food at its best. Burgers were so tasty as were the chips, all the 3 kids loved the nuggets and the nachos that my...wife and daughter had were so cheesy that they said they’re the best they’ve had. We didn’t stay long after our meal but the pub seemed a place the locals love and u can see why .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

We ( 3 Adults 4 kids ) arrived at 6.40pm came into the pub and it was quite busy, but we managed to find a table. The staff was not interested in us at all they were focused on serving their usuals. When we ordered...some drinks at the bar they first question was : you thinking of eating ? Which we had planned to. . So answered with a yes only to be told they won't be serving any more food. Which was a shame as others were eating and food was coming out the kitchen. We had a few drinks and then a staff member told another guest that food was still being served with a little wait! Our kids are older and weren't running around or loud but we felt very unwelcome, we saw online that they want children to leave around 9pm so we didnt plan on staying that long. We left and will surely not be returning.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

What a refreshing change for a pub these days ... Very inviting and friendly staff Clean and 'Busy' Fancied a steak and was informed the T'bone was available (Normally a pre-order) Will Definately be coming back again

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

Excellent. Decent, honest, tasty 'pub-grub'. Lots of it home made. Keith was very friendly and served good beer. Excellent puddings. Dorset apple cake.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2022 via mobile

11 of us went out for a meal and drinks. We had preordered the main course just to make it easier for the kitchen. The food was 10 out of 10 the staff were friendly and helpful. If you want great pub grub I would...highly recommend Nelson’sMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

The staff here were all so lovely and welcoming. We sat in the beer garden, which was a beautiful spot with lots of hanging baskets and a great water feature! We all ate there and the food was great; proper good pub food. The lasagne...was home made and got a huge thumbs up; the rump steak was super tasty and a perfect medium rare as requested. The pub has kept the meals at a reasonable price and it made a big difference to our family; the young person could choose an adult meal within our budget which was fab for us. Thanks to the team!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

The place was almost full, dispite this we got our food within 25 minutes, we ordered 2 sirloin steaks both medium rare they were very tasty we also had peppercorn sauce, we also had beef lasagne that I was told was really good, that came...with garlic bread, if you are just visiting or live in blandford forum I definitely recommend visiting 10/10More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022 via mobile

Visited today for our lunch. The welcome was lovely and the pub had a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful food, lasagne, salad & chips, bacon cheeseburger, salad and chips. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, hoping to return before our holiday is over. Thankyou 😊

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 8 December 2021 via mobile

I have never worked with a friendlier, funnier, lovelier bunch of people, that treat you fairly and like family. brilliant food, clean kitchen, excellent hygiene and fantastic atmosphere. thank you for having me and I am so sorry I had to leave. good luck with...the business and good luck with that pesky ghost! ❤️❤️❤️❤️More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 20 July 2021 via mobile

I visited here with my partner on our way back from Swanage and we had the warmest of welcomes by a lovely lady behind the bar. We sat outside in the small but rather cute garden which is very much a sun trap! The food...is mainly good classic pub food which was rather enjoyable and all very reasonably priced - 2 mains and 4 drinks for about £35. Very tidy inside and dog friendly. Please note, they do not have their own car park so you will need to park in town unless you time it right for a couple of spaces in front. Would definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021

My daughter took me to our “Fave Eating “ place in Blandford.Obviously other people had thought the same.It was quite busy,the staff were on the ball.The food was Amazing.We will be back Very soon (but you already know that)

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021

Great food but left as we just couldn't get served for a drink as we were stuck round a corner of the bar. Eventually gave up and went to the Crown Hotel in the end which was a shame as the food was so good.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 24 May 2021

We were given a nice welcome filled in all necessary paper work. Nice table 4 by the window. Good service reasonable wait for food, I had curry Joseph had lasagne both very tasty. the dessert ....Dorset Apple cake...hm not what we expected, very dry couldn’t...taste apples at all. I did ask what went into it and was told it was bought in and apples being the first on the list of ingredients . Definitely a no no for us anyway good job we had custard to help it down.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2020

We were back to our Favorite eating house. This is now our 6th visit.Nothing has changed Great staff Excellent Food and Lovely Ambience.A Real Gem 👌

Date of visit: October 2020
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Hi Phil, we are currently in the process of creating our own website. In the meantime we have uploaded our menu onto our Facebook page - NelsonsBlandford/menu/ or pop into the pub :)
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  • Food: 4.5
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