Friday, 11 November 2011


Well, Winter is upon us and it is nice to have the fire burning!Just waiting for the tally ho to be delivered and the Christmas decorations to go up ( not too tacky this year!)Some staff leaving for a season in Austria and new people have joined us but the Nellie remains unchanged! We hope to see you soon!

Thursday, 30 June 2011


So the latest news is that we have been shortlisted by readers of the EADT and Suffolk magazine as best food pub in suffolk! We do pride ourselves on using as much local produce as possible whilst trying to keep the dishes simple.
It is fantastic as we haven't entered ourselves, we have been nominated by the readers, so thank you to all who have voted thus far and thank you to all of those who will do !
You can vote here if you think we are worthy finalists

Monday, 28 March 2011


The annual Coast Awards celebrate the people and places that represent all that is innovative, valuable and exciting around the British coastline. This year’s ten categories include Best Boutique Hotel by the Sea, Best-Loved Pier, Best Green Marine Campaign, Unsung Coastal Hero and the Joules Award for Best Coastal Path.

Coast magazine was inundated with thousands of votes from across the UK and, searching for the very best Britain’s coast has to offer, a panel of seven experts – TV presenter Michaela Strachan, Director of The Twentieth Century Society Catherine Croft, Managing Director of Joules Tom Joule, Restaurateur, Fishmonger, Writer and Chef Mitch Tonks, Vice President, Sustainable Markets, SeaWeb Melanie Siggs, Travel Writer Christopher Somerville and Director of Strategy and Communications at VisitBritain Patricia Yates – joined Coast Editor Clare Gogerty to sift through scores of nominees and decide eight of the ten category winners and runners-up.

TV presenter Michaela Strachan awarded the winners and runners-up their prizes at the Coast Awards 2011 ceremony, which was held yesterday at the Country Living Fair in London.

The winners of the Coast Awards 2011, in association with Joules, are:

Best Coastal Pub/Café
WINNER:        East Beach Café in Littlehampton, West Sussex
RUNNERS-UP:    Hive Beach Café in Burton Bradstock, Dorset
The Lord Nelson in Southwold, Suffolk

For full details of the Coast Awards 2011 check out the June issue of Coast, on sale 25 April.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Cellar completion!

Well the cellar work has finally been finished so we are back to stocking the full range of Adnams beers! On tap at the moment is- Bitter, Broadside, Explorer,Old Ale and Oyster stout! All of which taste delicous!

Come down and try for yourselves.


Saturday, 1 January 2011

New year

Thanks to all whom have supported the Nellie over the last year and we hope to see you all again soon.

We are updating our cellar over the coming weeks, please accept our apologies as we will not be able to stock the full adnams range as usual but what we will be stocking will of course be of the highest quality!

Happy new year to you all.
We would just like to say thanks to the forces boys and girls who visited from Cornwall over the christmas and new year period for the company and kind feedback on the Nelson.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Welcome to the official Lord Nelson blog!

For our latest news, photos and stories, check in regularly for our updated posts.

The Nelson as we know it today was built on the traditional belief that a pub should be a haven, somewhere warm, welcoming and wholesome, a place to unwind in a classless environment.

This began 18 years ago under the guidance of John Illston and is a tradition that we intend to carry forward for as long as the "Nellie" remains in our family.