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“Not too bad”
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The Lord Nelson
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Gore, New Zealand
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not too bad”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

I booked to stay a night here on a website called booking.com and when we arrived they didn't know anything of it, said they hadn't checked there emails all day (I booked at about 7am) . We didn't get the room we booked because it hadn't been cleaned so we were put in another, it was fine, comfy bed, clean bathroom. There was no wifi in our room like it had stated, and the pub didn't serve food on a Monday which also wasn't stated, but we were directed down to the next village to a pub where we had a nice meal,. I would probably stay again if we were in area.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Arrived back to the pub at midnight on Saturday night to find they'd locked us out. Absolute joke of a place. No one on site to let us in, had to sleep in the car - never known anything like it. Avoid at all costs.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We went on other reviews of this pub and also we had stayed in the Lord Nelson before.
However we made a big mistake. We had stayed in another Lord Nelson pub a few miles down the road. We later learned that this was on Gainsborough Road, Newark-on-Trent NG24 2NN. This place was great.
So we were surprised when our Sat Nav took us to a pub we did not recognise. However we were willing to give it a go as it did look nice.
We were put in the Crows Nest room which is around the back of the pub in an out house. All looks good from the outside. However the room was pretty poor. The blind over the window would not stay down, there was no blind over the glass over the top of the door, the bathroom grout was mouldy, the bathroom was dated and well overdue a refurbish, the toilet flush barely coped, the bed was like sleeping on a piece of slate.
We went to the pub for our dinner and tried the steak meal as it was on offer on Fridays.
Portion size was generous and the price was good.
So to summarise, perhaps we got a bad room as other guests talk about having a nice stay.
I have written many reviews and this has probably been the worst place I have stayed but perhaps I was unlucky.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the Crows Nest unless they have refurbished it.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The rooms are across the courtyard from the main building; mine was just what I needed; comfortable bed, clean, well furnished etc.

I had dinner and breakfast in the inn and couldn't finish either - such generous helpings.

Add a warm welcome and friendly staff and I'll certainly use it again if I need accommodation in the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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London, England
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

My husband and I and 2 friends stayed here only one night, but we'd definitely come back again and stay longer next time.

We stayed in The Blacksmith Room which was very large and quite comfortable and our friends had (I believe) The Stable Room next door, a cosy twin room. Unfortunately for my personal taste, the double bed was a bit hard, but our room (obviously a family room) also contained a couple of twin beds which were better for my back. Spacious bathroom and the room was warm, despite the cold drizzle and fog outside.

On arrival, we wanted lunch, which the pub does not serve, and the owner directed us to a very nice butchers just 5 minutes down the road which did sandwiches. We brought them back, bought our drinks and even though we didn't expect it, we were provided with plates and napkins - a nice touch of hospitality.

They do evening meals and a glance at the meal showed a lovely variety of home-cooked items, but we were fortunate enough to be there for Friday - Steak night, and the four of us enjoyed a well-cooked and quite reasonably priced steak dinner (£18.95 for two meals, including a large glass of wine each).

The only negative comments I would have is that the rooms adjoin the smoking area connected to the back of the pub and the sounds of conversation, although not raucous, was clearly audible in our room, but the pub closes at midnight and after that, it was beautiful silent all night long. Also breakfast is not included in the price, but if you request it, you can have breakfast at a cost the next morning. We're not breakfast people and there's coffee in the room, so this was not an issue for us.

Next time we're up in that area, we would most definitely stay and would recommend it to others as well.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

we chose this pub for an overnight stopover mainly for its proximity to the A1 it is litterally one minute from it we had a meal in the restaurant which was fantastic for the price and quality. beer was very good too our room for the night was seperate from the pub and was huge very cean and tidy bathroom was the same it was a good nights sleep breakfast in the morning was of the same quality

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Just dropped in on our way between London and the North East via the A1 for some lunch having found our first choice unable to serve after 3pm.
Sunday lunch for 2 with a drink of coke came to £14. Great value for money I thought.
Service was excellent; friendly, prompt and able to assist with my wife's dietary requirements.
Sunday lunch was nice. Vegetables not over-cooked, decent yorkshire pudding, loads of tasty gravy and nicely cooked beef. My only wish was that the roasties were cooked a little more as they were a little underdone on the inside.
However, for a pub Sunday lunch at this price, highly recommended. Nicely decorated inside and space outside to enjoy the sunshine (and a bouncy castle that day for the kids).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Lord Nelson
Address: 35 Main Street, Sutton on Trent NG23 6PF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Sutton on Trent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Sutton on Trent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the Nottinghamshire village of Sutton-on-Trent, The Lord Nelson offers comfortable accommodation in 7 en-suite bedrooms just a mile off the A1, 7 miles North of Newark-on-Trent, 20 miles from Lincoln, 22 miles from Grantham and 28 miles from Nottingham. Newark offers excellent train links to London with an average time from Newark to London of 1 hour 20 minutes. The Lord Nelson offers a wide selection of great wine and real ale, fabulous coffee from Stokes of Lincoln and homemade cakes. We serve quality, locally sourced, home-cooked food every day with a full menu available from midday-9.00pm from Monday to Saturday (excluding Tuesdays when our very popular "Chippy Tuesday" Buy 1 get 1 free offer is available from 5pm - 9pm) Our extensive Brunch menu is available from 10am - midday on Saturdays and from 10am - 3pm on Sundays. Each of our bedrooms have a TV, hairdryer, toiletries and facilities for making tea and coffee. There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the main building, and free private parking on site. 5 of our bedrooms are easily accessible on the ground floor and family rooms are also available. We happily welcome guests travelling with their dogs in some of our bedrooms. We also have a children's play area, beer garden and a separate function room / meeting room with a private bar that is available for hire. ... more   less 
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