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The Lord Nelson

11 Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
+44 1572 868340
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (131 reviews)
“dough balls” (5 reviews)
“wraps” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch , huge piece of salmon with a lovely salad delicious ! The rest of the family's food was just as good - highly recommend the Indian burger . Lovely pub lots of great rooms - upstairs has a lovely feel to it ,...More

Thank Topcat429
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of atmosphere at the Nelson and lots of rooms to eat in the trouble is it appears to mainly cater for large parties of eight or so not couples really like us. The tiny table we had to sit at felt cramped and uncomfortable...More

Thank Relaxaway9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub food, slightly different menu from the usual pub menu, I had the Indian Burger, very hot and spicy but very enjoyable, good selection of beer to cool you down after eating the burger. Very pleasant surroundings to eat and drink in, well worth...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit late reviewing this but my granddaughter just reminded me about the lovely evening she enjoyed with the family. We were a family of 7 and had reserved our 'tickets' a few days previously while on another visit for the pizza 'deal'. Arrived on new...More

Thank SKE686
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the very few places where anyone in their 30's and 40's can go in Oakham (apart from Bills) for a night out. The beers are good and accompanying pizza/platters impress. There are some great sections to this pub where you can...More

Thank Duncflint17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a number of occasions I’ve been here and every time I ask them not to give me plastic straws - and they still do! Two of them in every drink! I have emailed about it and got no response. Am now writing this review...More

Thank Johanna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently on a Sunday ! It was not busy but as we entered the cramped hall way ...harassed staff were rushing by with plates of food. We approached the bar where we were ignored whilst bar staff carried on chatting. Sunday lunch was not...More

1  Thank Annie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When the Nelson first started doing Sunday roasts they were extremely tasty and good portion sizes. Of late the portion sizes are small- 3 florets of cauliflower in a tiny dish between 2 and the carrots and parsnips were raw. The potatoes were just cooked....More

Thank Georgie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always great food at Knead Pubs and The Lord Nelson is no exception. We went early on Sunday evening to enjoy the pizzas and bottle of wine offer which is a favourite of ours. Always busy and we love the layout with just a few...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Food was delicious, staff really friendly, service very good. Dog friendly too which was why we chose this place to eat as well as the good reviews. Had we been staying in Oakham we would have visited again. Highly...More

Thank BR66
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Questions & Answers
28 February 2018|
Response from Ross D | Property representative |
Hi, no we don't I am afraid!
Gillian T
21 October 2017|
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Response from Ross D | Property representative |
Hi, Yes it’s is. All we ask is for well behaved dogs that don’t go on the furniture please. Kind regards The Nelson team
Felicidad F
23 September 2017|
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Response from rubylady206 |
There is a downstairs toilet for disabled folk and a baby changer. I have a walker and found plenty of room to get in and out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Rutland  >  Oakham
  • Phone Number: +44 1572 868340
  • E-mail
The Lord Nelson is a beautiful pub tucked away in the heart of Oakham. As just one of two towns in Rutland, Oakham itself is packed with character. The Lord Nelson fits in perfectly – dating back to the 1500’s the building has been lovingly restored the KNEAD Pubs way. With charming dining areas throughout the building, you’ll be able to find a cosy spot next to the Aga or enjoy a breath of fresh air in the secluded pub garden. The Lord Nelson is bursting with character, but its relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for a bite to eat and a chilled out pint. A centrepiece of the Lord Nelson is the delicious food, fantastic selection of ales and range of wines and other beverages. Here at the Lord Nelson we’re passionate about serving up the perfect pint, along with a mouthwatering meal that combines traditional pub grub with a modern twist. Our well-known, stonebaked (and scrumptious) KNEAD pizzas are always on the menu, plus a great range of lunch or dinnertime dishes. That’s what makes this pub in Oakham the ideal spot for dinner with family, a bit to eat over a meeting or simply a quick drink with friends.
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