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We are a Country Pub located on the edge of Burntwood surrounded by rolling countryside. We offering Dining in both our cosy Lounge Bar and Restaurant, both of which are family friendly and offer a choice of menu's with lots of delicious dishes made using locally sourced ingredients.
US$17 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Nelson today for a late lunch, it will definitely NOT be the last time we visit. The friendly welcome, ambient surroundings and extensive menu adds to the attraction of this venue. The staff are very attentive and professional. We...had 2 courses, this was a struggle because we had underestimated the portion sizes, which were more than generous. The choices of both starters and main dishes left us in a quandary but we were both pleased with our final choice. My husband had pulled pork pancakes with hoisin sauce as a starter followed by a very tasty chicken curry with rice/chips & a naan . I had Indian bites served with a yogurt dip followed by pan fried chicken and a mushroom risotto. All the food had a 'freshly cooked' taste, it was hot and nicely presented. In addition to this the cask beer was very good and came from a well kept cellar (according to my husband). We are already planning our next visit and deciding who to take with us 👍More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, well, well, where do I begin? Landlord was a ledge, waitresses even more on it and just when you think it couldn't get any better, free Sunday dinners came around for all of the party people. They pulled out all the stops!!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brilliant food and service. the small plates are out of this world, have a load of them instead of a main corse and pick between yourselves, have a bit of everything. will be back for sure.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 30 June 2021

Thankyou to all the team on shift on Saturday 26th June that served our party of friends for our bottomless lunch. Excellent food ,service and extremely friendly waiting on staff and managers. Sorry I can not remember your names but we have recommended you to...all our friends and work colleagues. Best bottomless lunch we have ever been to and we have been to a few 🥳 thankyou all .More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021

A long awaited return to this beautiful place. A lovely meal and welcoming atmosphere. Pleased to see that all staff were adhering to COVID-19 safety regulations. A very pleasant visit

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

Visited as a group of 4 on Friday for our first indoor dining after the lift of restrictions. I was a bit dubious but the place is so covid secure still, we were seated straight away and the girls who were waiting on us were...just so lovely and welcoming. We didn't have to wait to ask for drinks or service they were on it! As a vegetarian I was so impressed that there were so many choices for me to pick from, something I'm not used too! I was not disappointed with my choice of the Stilton vegetable lasagne, it was delicious! My friends were raving about the steak pie they had also. We had such a lovely evening and I will definitely be back, thankyou!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 19 May 2021 via mobile

Ample off road car parking. Rural location and only five minutes by car from Burntwood. Clean, Covid safe with friendly and efficient staff. Relaxed and informal atmosphere with delicious food served in generous portions at reasonable prices, this is how to run a pub/restaurant and...we will return.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021

Had a nice meal here , BUT, it was ruined with people smoking all around us, even though there was a designated area , felt like walking out , people mingling from one table to another , not Covid friendly at all , ate our...meal and paid up and went , put us off returning, shame as the food and staff were lovely If we had been dining indoors this would not have happenedMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 29 April 2021

Went to the Nelson, intending to eat in the canopied area. However, the number of cigarette smokers under the canopy put us off, we didn't really want cigarette smoke wafting over our dinner. Smoking is not allowed in a dining area indoors, so why is...it acceptable under a canopy where people are eating, particularly when there is a separate designated smoking area. We went elsewhere to eat, and don't intend coming back to the Nelson till there is a smoke free zone.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021

Great service brilliant team on duty. Nothing too much trouble and very attentive. Lovely food and covid safe.

Date of visit: April 2021
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17 January 2018|
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Response from sharonkX1175NC | Reviewed this property |
No not here, there is a Holiday Inn and Premiere Inn both within 15/20 minutes drive away. The Nelson itself is awesome and definitely a place my whole family visits in a regular basis, we’ve used The Nelson for lunch... More
6 November 2017|
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Response from amandamF202XX | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay .. you’re correct .. no dogs inside the pub , but there is a field with tables that you can have a drink and have the dog sit there. They’ll give you a water bowl too. Not great for winter, but lovely in... More
4 July 2017|
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Response from Kerry E | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there a large play area behind the beer garden with a large frame swings, slide etc. it's completely fenced in and always seems very clean and popular. Hope this helps x
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The Nelson Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4