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The Lord Nelson

££ - £££, British,
42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ, England
+44 1502 722079
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (100 reviews)
“burger” (18 reviews)
“potatoes” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ, England
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11 - 20 of 922 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 1st of jan 2018. Had cod & chips.The food Went back twice. 1st meal was cold !! 2nd meal the fish was off !! Chips are bottom of the barrel ! Looked around to see that other people had left theres too. Avoid !!!...More

Thank 1972mel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over priced food for what it is. Very uncomfortable as tables are too close to each other. No a pleasent experience at all.

Thank awallbridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reliable, been there many times. Enjoyed it every time. Fire in winter, beach just a a few steps away in summer. Good choice of Adnams beer and wine. Good for family, singles and couples.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in Dec and found a very busy, warm cosy bar / restaurant with a great range of food on offer. Good local ales and great atmosphere. Worth a visit and you may have to wait for seating.

Thank Bigtonybeds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want good quality and value this is the place.The fish and chips are great and the Burger you won’t be disappointed. Good quality beer and a happy bar team who are attentive and fun. Good experience close to the sea Enjoy.

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub with fantastic food Best fish and chips in Southwold Great choice of Adnams beers, Copper house Gin David and his wife the owners are so friendly Nice place with beer garden at the back to enjoy some drinks after work with friends, colleagues

Thank Woodman1976
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Had to revisit this great pub being back in Suffolk after 4 years. Love the atmosphere, welcome, excellent food and of course the great Adnams beers.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This is the pub that attracts locals as much of tourists. Great atmosphere, always busy and difficult to get a table, beer excellent, not eaten there myself but friends recommend it.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I'm glad that my friend and I discovered this little gem at the beginning of our week in Southwold as it gave us the opportunity to pop back before we came home! The Lord Nelson is a really lovely, cosy seaside pub. It has an...More

1  Thank MrandMrsB_7
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Obviously a local pub for local people who dominate the rather small surface area - if you want to eat in comfort peace and quiet forget it - we had a drink but moved on as nowhere to sit and way too noisy for conversation...More

Thank Nicki B
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Questions & Answers
9 July 2017|
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Response from suzanne o | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I've just seen this! It is indeed, we had our dog with us and there were lots of others in there too!
6 July 2016|
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Response from LordNelsonSouthwold | Property representative |
We don't have a television I'm afraid. Might be shown at the sports pavilion on the common.. No pub in Southwold will be showing it. Regards. David.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 722079
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An award winning traditional family run pub with a full range of cask marque awarded Adnams Beers! We have an everyday bar menu and Our specials change daily to reflect the season and accommodate the fresh ingredients we are able to source from our suppliers. Our aim is to offer great, home style food at a great price. We believe in using local suppliers who are able to provide us with the freshest ingredients.
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