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Photo of Lord Nelson

grid reference TM 509 761

opened 17th century

owner Adnams

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bar / diner

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opening hours:

  • 10.30-11; 12-10.30 (Sun)

food times:

  • 1200-1400, 1830-2100
(Times last updated 11/10/2017)

regular real ales

4 beers from Adnams, including Broadside, Ghost Ship, Mosaic and Southwold, plus seasonals


Local licensing authority for Southwold is Waveney district

CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.



last updated 15/10/2017

Southwold Lord Nelson

previously known as: Nelson, Raven?

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

42 East St, IP18 6EJ

01502 722079

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Always busy and lively, the pub is popular with locals and visitors alike enjoying the coastal views from the nearby cliff top. It is situated next to the Sailor's Reading Room museum and close to the town centre. The pub has a flagstone floor with an open fire in winter months and is decorated throughout with naval and seafaring memorabilia. The large central bar offers a good range of Adnams beers. Children are welcome in the side room and patio garden to the rear.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

Camping or carvan site within about a mile Camping or carvan site within about a mile

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)