Welcome to the Nelson Tavern, Christchurch

The Nelson Tavern has recently undergone a major refurbishment. We are a family and dog friendly gastro-pub that specialises in traditional home cooked fayre accompanied by a wide range of quality real ales all served in an upmarket and warm atmosphere. 

Our ales are that good that we have recently been Cask Marque accredited and we are also very proud to have been awarded a 5 star hygiene rating for both the kitchen and the cellar.

We offer a huge range of fine wines and branded sprits that you can enjoy in our bar whilst taking in some of the great live music that is on offer - we love live music here at the Nelson, if you are a local band or acoustic player drop your details in to the pub and let’s see if you can entertain our locals!

For those sunshine filled days we have a large south facing patio garden with plenty of comfy seating for people to come and sit, chat and relax. Our function room can cater for any occasion – weddings, baby showers or parties – we look forward to helping you put on an event to be remembered.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details of our upcoming events. We look forward to welcoming you to the fabulous new-look Nelson

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What's On

APOEL v Ajax (Champions League)
20 Aug - 20 Aug Tue - Tue
APOEL v Ajax (Champions League) 8 PM - 10 PMAll Day

APOEL welcome a young and exciting Ajax side to Cyprus for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off tie.

Cluj v Slavia Prague (Champions League)
20 Aug - 20 Aug Tue - Tue
Cluj v Slavia Prague (Champions League) 8 PM - 10 PMAll Day

Fresh from knocking out Celtic, Cluj resume their UEFA Champions League journey as they host Slavia Prague in the play-offs.

Young Boys v Red Star (Champions League)
21 Aug - 21 Aug Wed - Wed
Young Boys v Red Star (Champions League) 8 PM - 10 PMAll Day

Young Boys host Red Star in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League play-offs. Belgrade look to improve their form on the road, having gone seven UEFA away games without a win.

Olympiacos v Krasnodar (Champions League)
21 Aug - 21 Aug Wed - Wed
Olympiacos v Krasnodar (Champions League) 8 PM - 10 PMAll Day

Olympiacos and Krasnodar square-off in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League play-offs. The Greek side are yet to concede in four UEFA games this season.

Dinamo Zagreb v Rosenborg (Champions League)
21 Aug - 21 Aug Wed - Wed
Dinamo Zagreb v Rosenborg (Champions League) 8 PM - 10 PMAll Day

Nenad Bjelica's Dinamo Zagreb side meet Rosenborg in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League play-offs. The visitors are facing Croatian opposition for the first time.

Norwich City v Chelsea (Premier League)
24 Aug - 24 Aug Sat - Sat
Norwich City v Chelsea (Premier League) 12:30 PM - 2:30 PMAll Day

Norwich City welcome Frank Lampard's Chelsea to Carrow Road in the Premier League.

Our Menu


Tomato, Roast Red Pepper & Basil Soup with rosemary foccacia


Buffalo Mozzerella and Beef Tomato Salad with guacamole, pesto, balsamic glaze


Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs in a rich smokey sauce


Joes Homemade Spicy Beef Chilli on potato crispies, tomato salsa, guacamole & sour cream


Atlantic Prawn Cocktail with homemade marie rose sauce and brown bread


A Selection of Artisan Breads, Marinated Olives, olive oil, balsamic & dukka seasoning


Breaded Halloumi Fries served with tomato salsa & mixed leaves


Salt n Pepper Squid with mango & red pepper salsa & mixed leaves



Beer Battered Fish of the Day, triple cooked chips, homemade tartare Sauce, peas or seasonal Salad


Breaded Wholetail Scampi, Triple Cooked Chips, homemade Tartare sauce, peas or seasonal salad


Slow Cooked Chilli Con Carne with steamed basmati rice, guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos and tortilla chips


Slow Cooked BBQ Pork Ribs with triple cooked chips, confit plum tomato, flat mushroom & onion rings


8oz Rib Eye Steak with triple cooked chips, flat mushroom, confit plum tomato & onion rings


Add Au Poivre or Stilton Sauce for £1.95

Harissa Marinated Chicken Breast on a bed of mango, raisin, almond and coriander couscous with a lime and curry yogurt


Crispy Bubble Bobble Red Shrimp Tortillas with mango roast red pepper & chilli salsa, salad & sweet potato fries


Chicken Club Salad char-grilled chicken breast, crispy bacon, boiled egg, avocado, garlic croutons, cherry tomato, mixed leaves & ranch dressing


Jalfrezi Spiced Chickpea Falafel in a smokehouse bun, curried lime yogurt; salad & sweet potato fries


Hand Pressed 100% Beef Burger or Char-grilled Chicken Breast Burger with smoked bacon, monteray jack cheese, caramelized onion chutney in a texas smokehouse bun with salad & fries


Sweet Potato, Aubergine, Roast Red Pepper & Coconut Curry, steamed basmati rice, coriander & toasted almonds, mango chutney & flatbread (V)


Chorizo, Salami & Parma Ham Pizza on a thin crust base


Roasted Cherry Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, Olive & Caramelized Red Onion Chutney Pizza on a thin crust base


PLATTER for 2; Cod Goujons, Bobble Shrimp, Scampi & Salt n Pepper Squid, trio of dips and flat breads


PLATTER for 2; Anti Pasti - Salami, Chorizo, Parma Ham, Olives, Buffalo Mozzarella, trio of dips & flatbreads


Side Dishes



















Jacket Potatoes

Served Lunch Time Only - Monday to Saturday

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

£6.95 each







Served Lunch Time Only - Monday to Saturday

Freshly made sandwiches on White or Brown Bloomer served with The Nelson’s Slaw & Seasoned Fries

£7.95 each

HOMEMADE FISH FINGERS with Baby Gem Lettuce and Homemade Tartare Sauce

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

ROAST BEEF with Dijon Mustard Mayonnaise, Gherkins& Monteray Jack Cheese

CHICKEN CLUB with Smoked Bacon, Boiled Egg, Beef Tomato, Baby Gem Lettuce & Ranch Dressing

BUFFALO MOZZARELLA with Beef Tomato, Pesto & Mixed Leaves

CHEDDAR CHEESE Caramelized Red Onion Chutney and Mixed Leaves

Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 23:00
Sun: 12:00 - 22:30

Find Us

Nelson Tavern, 75 Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3NJ

Food serving hours

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:00
Sat: 12:00 - 21:00
Sun: 11:00 - 20:00