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The Lord Nelson

42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ, England
+44 1502 722079
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (105 reviews)
“burger” (31 reviews)
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 East Street, Southwold IP18 6EJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped for a drink and the pub was busy, nicely busy. Food looked good but we had already eaten. Would defo go back.

Thank MikeNorthamptonUK
Reviewed 4 days ago

They do a lunchtime special of sandwich and (great) chips with a salad garnish for £7.50, which compared to other places we looked at seemed very reasonable. Great pub with old-world charm and good atmosphere. We managed to get a table straight away even though...More

Thank s w
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was packed, but the service couldn’t have been friendlier or more welcoming. We managed to find seats in one of the many nooks and corners, and thoroughly enjoyed our very fine Adnams ales and some piping hot – and very tasty – chips. A...More

Thank NorthantsNige
Reviewed 1 week ago

Known to many as 'The Nelly' this historic pub retains all its character and good standards of service despite being often full to the brim – it would be so easy for staff to get snappy and the menu to become predictable, but we've never...More

1  Thank gillianbendall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical locals pub, friendly atmosphere, roaring fire and the most fantastic food, they do smaller portions as well. Wish we had had the larger portion of the fish pie, so gorgeous!!

Thank harobed37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local atmosphere, quick service, no nonsence nice food. Perfect . No need to book...even on a Friday night.

Thank Myzka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first review I have ever written however I felt so dissappointed with the way we were treated I had to write this review. We visited Southwold during the Easter holidays and had heard great things about the Lord Nelson. All 9 of...More

Thank babylamb21
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is lovely when someone takes the time to make chips instead of the general frozen lot. Love this pub in Southwold, great beer as well.

Thank E2490KVericb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal there on 12/4/18. We had to chase up the meal after waiting 45 minutes, we ask where the meal was was told it that's that long to cook a 2oz burger, when the food arrived it was cold greasy and parts of...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great family ( and dog) friendly pub in the heart of Southwold. Wonderful beers and the food is ace !

Thank Ps123456789
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10 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!
7 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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