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Nelson Arms

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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50-52 Castle Street | Farnham, Farnham GU9 7JQ, England
+44 1252 712554
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 682 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here many times before and had always loved the atmosphere, drink and food. In January 2016 I wrote a review which had one negative which was the appalling conditions my wife had found when she needed to use the rest room. Well its all change here now and the restrooms have been refurbished and tidied up. As... More 

4 Thank Travellerclass
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Nelson Arms. The pub is superb: hundreds of years old, solid wood beams, low ceilings subdued lighting, cosy little garden area the very opposite of Wetherspoons and something that cannot be replicated The selection of beers was great. I like beer. Six beers, we tried them all. The menu was good. We started... More 

3 Thank Ivorwopper
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite places for sunday lunch - especially in the winter when the fires are lit. Very cozy. The food is fantastic - large portions but very tasty. Can recommended the roasts but save room for dessert!

2 Thank fisco2
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in Farnham for 15 years, but had never visited the Nelson Arms, a pub situated in Castle Street, undoubtedly the most prestigious street in Farnham's town centre. I called in one lunch time after returning from a long weekend in Somerset for a light lunch with my wife. The staff were welcoming and the beer and atmosphere... More 

Thank solarus65
Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Found this gem of a pub in the Good Beer Guide and was ideally situated for a family get together lunch. Food was plentiful and delicious; the nut roast vegan so ideal for our daughter. The home made bread (oils & bread starter) was really tasty. And a great range of real ale too. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

Thank VJL64
Fleet, United Kingdom
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514 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We were actually driving towards another pub in Ewshot and thought, let's just park here and try this place instead I recall it being recommended by a colleague anyways It's not the biggest of pubs, but it doesn't need to be A welcoming and cozy traditional pub with the low wooden beamed ceiling Service was quick and friendly and they... More 

Thank j100lok
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff, small but good choice of real ales and Sunday lunch was good fare with generous portions and all served hot and fresh. Just check you've got your roast potatoes - I only realised mine were missing half way through my meal! It gets busy so don't expect fast service, but it suited our leisurely pace. Definitely be... More 

Thank SouthYorksLass
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and wine great staff really would recommend this pub will definitely be retuning with my family and friends

2 Thank mark s
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Friday finished off the night best pint of Timothy Taylors landlords bitter by a long way. In fact all the beers are great. Pick a time when it's quiet and you will want to stay the night.

2 Thank Ed W
Bordon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We have been to the Nelson Arms three times previously and our experiences were pretty good and the food was always reasonably good and that’s why we chose to go there for my daughter’s birthday dinner a couple of nights ago, 10th Nov 2016. I must say the standard of the service and food was less than sub-standard, almost abysmal.... More 

4 Thank Krawndemon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50-52 Castle Street | Farnham, Farnham GU9 7JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Farnham
  • Phone Number: +44 1252 712554

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?