Food

Christmas Day - Starters
Christmas Day - Mains
Christmas Day - Desserts
Festive Menu - Starters
Festive Menu - Mains
Festive Menu - Desserts
Starters
Mains
Desserts
Starters
Mains
Side Dishes
Jacket Potatoes
Sandwiches
Lunch Menu
Lunch Menu - Starters
Lunch Menu - Mains
Lunch Menu - Desserts
Kids Menu
Sunday Roast
Buffet Menu
Function Options
Nelson's 3 Course Set Menu - Starters
Nelson's 3 Course Set Menu - Mains
Nelson's 3 Course Set Menu - Desserts
Soup – curried parsnip and celeriac soup, chive and lemon yoghurt and cheddar cumin

Smoked salmon Carpaccio, pickled beetroots, and radish salad, oranges and a horseradish crème fraiche

New Forest game, pistachio and apricot terrine spiced apple and plum chutney, sourdough toast

Roast shallot and cherry tomato tar. Blue Vinnie, fig and walnut salad, honey and mustard vinaigrette

Roast breast of Norfolk turkey, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing with turkey gravy.

Roast Dorset topside beef, Yorkshire pudding and red wine gravy.

Mustard and maple glazed dorset gammon, spiced apple chutney (all the above are served with duck fat roast potatoes and seasonal veg)

Butternut squash, pine nut, sweet potato and golden raisin pathivier, crispy sage, vegetarian gravy and seasonal veg.

Pan fried fillet of salmon, celeriac 3 ways, wilted rainbow chard, preserved lemon, confit garlic and chervil dressing.

Christmas pudding, crème anglais, and brandy butter

Panettone vin santo winter berry and zabaglione trifle

Banana and hazelnut chocolate pot, short bread biscuits

Salted caramel cheesecake, dark chocolate base

Gluten free chocolate brownie, winter berry compote and vanilla ice cream

Selection of Dorset cheeses, spiced apple and plum compote, Mrs Fudges crackers (supplement £4.00)

Pulled ham hock and parsley terrine, pickled vegetables, apple chutney and sourdough toast

Curried parsnip and celeriac soup, chive and lemon yoghurt and cheddar cumin loaf

Grilled Capricorn goat's cheese, apple, grape and pecan salad, chicory and cranberry honey vinaigrette

Pork and chorizo scotch egg, truffled mayonnaise, smashed pork scratchings and baby herb salad

Roast breast of Norfolk turkey, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing and turkey gravy served with duck fat roast potatoes and seasonal veg

Roast Dorset topside beef, Yorkshire pudding red wine and thyme gravy served with duck fat roast potatoes and seasonal veg

Mustard and maple glazed Dorset gammon spiced apple chutney served with duck fat roast potatoes and seasonal veg

Truffled parsnip and brioche bread and butter pudding, roast hazelnut and thyme butter, vegetarian gravy and seasonal vegetables

Pan fried hake fillet, wilted spinach, crushed new potatoes, Parma ham crisp and tomato herb sauce vierge

Christmas pudding, crème anglais, and brandy butter

Panettone vin santo winter berry and zabaglione trifle

Banana and hazelnut chocolate pot, short bread biscuits

Salted caramel cheesecake, dark chocolate base

Gluten free chocolate brownie, winter berry compote and vanilla ice cream

Selection of Dorset cheeses, spiced apple and plum compote, Mrs Fudges crackers (supplement £4.00)

Pork and Chorizo Scotch Egg, Truffle Mayonnaise , baby herb salad & Smashed Scratching’s

Charred Mackerel Fillet , Heritage Beetroot , cucumber gel and horseradish snow

Butternut Squash Soup , Crispy Sage & Apple Croutons , Cumin and Cheddar Scone

Burratta Cheese , Broad Bean , Pea and Asparagus Salad , Char-Grilled Sourdough , Salsa Verde Dressing

BBQ Rubbed Roast Sirloin , Mushroom Ketchup , Confit Tomato , Crispy Cumin Shallots , Triple Cooked Chips & Watercress

Pan Roast Hake Fillet , Petit Pois a La Francais , new Potatoes with pea shoots and tarragon oil

Wild Mushroom Arancini balls, butternut squash puree, curried kale, roast hazelnut, feta, spice chickpea salad, honey & mustard dressing

Roast Corn Fed Chicken breast , sweetcorn 3 ways , Char-grilled chorizo , parmentier potatoes & Red Chilli Oil

Vanilla Poached Pears , winter berry coulis and honeycomb

Winter Pimm Jelly with blood orange sorbet, blackberries and candied lemon

Chocolate tarte, black cherry compote and clotted cream icecream

The Nelsons tiramisu with homemade amaretti crumb

Homemade Soup of the Day with Warm Rosemary Foccacia £4.95

Buffalo Mozzerella and Beef Tomato Salad, Guacamole, Pesto, Balsamic Glaze and Pea Shoots £5.50

Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs in a Rich Smokey BBQ Sauce £5.95

Nacho’s with Beef Chilli, Guacamole & Jalepenos £5.95

Atlantic Prawn Cocktail with Homemade Marie Rose Sauce and Brown Bread £6.95

Anti-pasti for Two:- Selection of Cured Meats, Buffalo Mozzerella, Marinated Olives, Flatbread and Dips £11.95

Moules Mariniere – Steamed Mussels in a White Wine, Garlic and Herb Cream Sauce with Rosemary Foccacia £7.95

Beer Battered Fish of the Day, Triple Cooked Chips, Homemade Tartare Sauce, Peas or Seasonal Salad £11.95

Breaded Wholetail Scampi, Triple Cooked Chips, Homemade Tartare Sauce, Peas or Seasonal Salad £10.95

Slow Cooked Chilli Con Carne with Basmati Rice, Guacamole, Jalapeno’s and Tortilla Chips £11.95

Slow Cooked BBQ Pork Ribs with Triple Cooked Chips/Jacket Potato, Salad, Charred Corn on the Cob and The Nelson’s Slaw £14.95

8oz Ribeye with Triple Cooked Chips, Garlic Buttered Flat Mushroom, Confit Tomato, Beer Battered Onion Rings and Pea Shoots £16.95

Add Au Poivre or Mushroom & Tarrogan Sauce for £1.95

Handmade Pie of the Day, Creamy Mash, Confit Garlic and Lemon Greens and The Nelson’s Famous Red Wine Gravy £11.95

Neals Butchers Pork Sausages, Creamy Mash, Crispy Shallots, The Nelson’s Famous Red Wine Gravy £9.95

BBQ Rubbed Bacon Chip, Fried egg, Fries and Peas £9.95

Crispy Chicken Schnitzel with Crushed New Potatoes, French green Beans and a Mushroom and Tarrogan Sauce £11.95

Pan-Fried Local Seabass Fillet served on Tomato, Basil & Chilli Linguini with Mussels and Prawns £14.95

Char-grilled Chicken, Crispy Streaky Bacon & Anchovy Classic Caesar Salad, with Gluten free Croutons, Hard Boiled Egg, Parmesan and Homemade Caesar Dressing £11.95

Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini in a Arabiatta Sauce served with Parmesan, Truffle Oil and Pea shoots £11.95

Jalfrezi Spiced Chickpea & Sweet Potato Falafel served in a Flatbread, with Guacamole, Hummus, Fries and The Nelson’s Slaw (Vegan) £9.95

Hand Pressed 100% Beef Burger with Streaky Bacon, Monteray Jack Cheese, The Nelson’s Special Sauce, In a Toasted Brioche Bun with Salad & Fries

Char-grilled Chicken Breast Burger

FRIES £2.50

CHEESY FRIES £2.95

GARLIC BREAD £2.50

CHEESY GARLIC BREAD £2.95

SEASONAL SALAD £2.95

CONFIT GARLIC & LEMON GREENS £2.95

MARINATED OLIVES £2.50

THE NELSON’S SLAW £2.95

MASH £2.50

Served Lunch Time Only - Monday to Saturday

Loaded Jacket Potatoes served with a Dressed Seasonal Salad and Choice of Filling £6.95 each

CHILLI CON CARNE

ATLANTIC PRAWN WITH HOMEMADE MARIE ROSE SAUCE

BBQ BACON CHOP

CHEDDAR CHEESE & BEANS

MOZZERELLA, BEEF TOMATO & PESTO

Two Courses £9.95 / Three Courses £12.95

Homemade Soup Of The day with Rosemary Foccacia

Caesar Salad with Gluten free Croutons, Parmesan, Anchovies, Hard Boiled Egg and Caesar Dressing

Nacho’s with Chilli Con Carne, Guacamole & Jalepenos

Buffalo Mozzarella and beef Tomato Salad, Pesto, Balsamic Glaze, Guacamole and Pea shoots

Beer Battered Fish Of the day with Fries, Homemade Tartare Sauce, Peas or Seasonal Salad

Hand Pressed 100% Beef Burger with Monteray Jack Cheese, Fries, Salad and a Brioche Bun

BBQ Rubbed bacon Chop, Fried egg, Peas and Fries

Trio of Sausages, Creamy Mash, Peas, The nelson’s famous red Wine gravy and Crispy Shallots

Pie of the day, Creamy Mash, Confit Garlic and Lemon Greens and The Nelson’s Famous Red Wine Gravy

Spinach and Ricotta tortellini in an Arabiatta Sauce, with Parmesan, Truffle Oil and Pea Shoots

Jalfrezi Spiced Chickpea & Sweet Potato Falafel in a flatbread, with Hummus, Guacamole, Fries and The Nelson’s Slaw

Crumble of the Day with Custard or Vanilla Ice Cream

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce and Custard or Vanilla Ice Cream

Trio of Ice cream or Sorbets

Chicken burger £6.95

served in brioche bun, with salad and fries

Beef burger £6.95

served in brioche bun with salad and fries

Fish and chips £6.95

served with beans or peas

Scampi and chips £6.95

served with beans or peas

Ham, egg and chips £6.95

served with beans or peas

Sausage and chips £6.95

served with peas or beans

Tortellini- Spinach & ricotta tortellini in tomato & basil sauce £6.95

At The Nelson Tavern we Pride ourselves on our award winning Sunday Roast.

We offer a different selection of meats to choose from such as Beef, Lamb, Chicken and Dorset Pork Belly.

All Our Meat is locally sourced from Neal's Butchers. We Offer a normal main portion for £11.95 which allows you to have a selection of one type of meat with all the trimmings.

We also provide a bigger option which is famously know as our Big Boy Roast, this allows you to choose between three different types of meat and have all the trimmings to go with it £14.95

At The Nelson Tavern we are definitely a family oriented Pub and we also do a kiddies portion of Sunday roast for the little ones. £6.95

• Handmade Pork & Tarragon Scotch eggs

• Handmade Sage & Onion Sausage Rolls

• Harissa & Yoghurt Marinated Chicken Wings

• Char- Grilled Aubergine, Feta, Chilli & Mint Wraps

• Oak Smoked Mackerel, Cream Cheese & Chive Blinis

• Selection of finger Sandwiches

• Butternut Squash & Sage Arancini Balls

• Selection of Cup Cakes

The Full Nelson - Full Buffet, 3 Course Meal, Glass of prosecco p/person, Half a bottle of wine p/person and Canapes. £44.95 Per Head

This Is normally used for wedding receptions however it can be used for other events or functions you wish to put together, we like to accommodate everyone. Any queries just speak to Joe.

Nelson’s Hog Roast - Neal's Butchers Slow Roasted Hog served with Handmade Sesame Brioche Rolls, mixed seasonal salad, slow baked jacket potatoes and the Nelson’s star anise infused red cabbage slaw, chilli and lime corn on the cob. £10.95 p/head or £1050 for 100 people

Terrine: Pressed ham hock & parsley terrine, pickled vegetables, spiced apple chutney served with rosemary focaccia

Soup: Sweet Potato, butternut squash & coriander soup, chilli oil and a cumin and cheddar loaf

Vegetarian: Buffalo mozzarella and beef tomato salad, basil pesto, pea shoots and a balsamic glaze

Meat: Roast Confit chicken breast, thyme potato fondant, fine beans, wild mushroom and tarragon sauce

Fish: Pan fried hake, crushed new potatoes, wilted spinach, sauce vierge and parma ham crisp.

Vegetarian: Asparagus, pea and bacon bean risotto, crispy poached egg with lemon oil.

Apple tart tatin with clotted cream ice cream.

Gluten free chocolate brownie, mixed berries, coulis and vanilla pod ice cream.

Hayley’s Pimms jelly fruit salad and raspberry sorbet.

Served Lunch Time Only - Monday to Saturday

Freshly made sandwiches on White or Brown Bloomer served with The Nelson’s Slaw & Seasonal Salad £6.95 each

HOMEMADE FISH FINGERS with Baby Gem Lettuce and Homemade Tartare Sauce

ATLANTIC PRAWN with Homemade Marie Rose Sauce, Beef Tomato & Baby Gem Lettuce

RARE ROAST BEEF with Mustard mayo, Gherkins& Monteray Jack Cheese

BBQ BACON with Beef Tomato, Baby Gem Lettuce & Mayonnaise

BUFFALO MOZZARELLA with Beef Tomato, Pesto & Mixed Leaves

CHEDDAR CHEESE with Apple & Pear Chutney and Mixed Leaves

Food serving hours

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
Sat: 12:00 - 21:00
Sun: 11:00 - 17:00