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

Sheffield United v Arsenal (Premier League)
21 Oct - 21 Oct Mon - Mon
Sheffield United v Arsenal (Premier League) 8 PM - 10 PMAll Day

Arsenal face a tricky test of their top-four credentials as they visit Bramall Lane to take on Chris Wilder's Sheffield United in Monday Night Football from the Premier League.

Manchester City v Atalanta (Champions League)
22 Oct - 22 Oct Tue - Tue
Manchester City v Atalanta (Champions League) 8 PM - 10 PMAll Day

Manchester City welcome Atalanta to the Etihad Stadium in Group C of the UEFA Champions League.

Tottenham v Red Star (Champions League)
22 Oct - 22 Oct Tue - Tue
Tottenham v Red Star (Champions League) 8 PM - 10 PMAll Day

Tottenham host Red Star in Group B of the UEFA Champions League at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Ajax v Chelsea (Champions League)
23 Oct - 23 Oct Wed - Wed
Ajax v Chelsea (Champions League) 5:55 PM - 7:55 PMAll Day

Action from Group H of the UEFA Champions League as Frank Lampard's Chelsea side travel to the Amsterdam Arena to face Ajax.

Genk v Liverpool (Champions League)
23 Oct - 23 Oct Wed - Wed
Genk v Liverpool (Champions League) 8 PM - 10 PMAll Day

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side travel to Belgium to face Genk in Group E of the UEFA Champions League at Cristal Arena.

Quiz
24 Oct - 24 Oct Thu - Thu
Quiz 8:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll Day

Quiz night every other Thursday 10/10, 24/10, 7/11, 21/1, 05/12, 19/12

Southampton v Leicester City (Premier League)
25 Oct - 25 Oct Fri - Fri
Southampton v Leicester City (Premier League) 8 PM - 10 PMAll Day

Southampton welcome Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City to St Mary's Stadium in Friday Night Football from the Premier League.

Buble Tribute
25 Oct - 25 Oct Fri - Fri
Buble Tribute 9 PM - 11 PMAll Day

Join us for a brilliant Buble tribute evening

Manchester City v Aston Villa (Premier League)
26 Oct - 26 Oct Sat - Sat
Manchester City v Aston Villa (Premier League) 12:30 PM - 2:30 PMAll Day

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side welcome Aston Villa to the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League.

Burnley v Chelsea (Premier League)
26 Oct - 26 Oct Sat - Sat
Burnley v Chelsea (Premier League) 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMAll Day

Sean Dyche's Burnley take on Frank Lampard's Chelsea at Turf Moor in Saturday evening action from the Premier League. Chelsea won comfortably 4-0 on this ground last season.

Newcastle United v Wolves (Premier League)
27 Oct - 27 Oct Sun - Sun
Newcastle United v Wolves (Premier League) 2 PM - 4 PMAll Day

Newcastle United entertain Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves at St James' Park in the Premier League. A 94th-minute strike by Matt Doherty saw Wolves snatch a 2-1 win here last season.

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)
27 Oct - 27 Oct Sun - Sun
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League) 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMAll Day

A big clash from the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. Spurs snatched a point here last year with a 95th-minute Harry Kane penalty.

Quiz
07 Nov - 07 Nov Thu - Thu
Quiz 8:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll Day

Quiz night every other Thursday 10/10, 24/10, 7/11, 21/1, 05/12, 19/12

Quiz
21 Nov - 21 Nov Thu - Thu
Quiz 8:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll Day

Quiz night every other Thursday 10/10, 24/10, 7/11, 21/1, 05/12, 19/12

Quiz
05 Dec - 05 Dec Thu - Thu
Quiz 8:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll Day

Quiz night every other Thursday 10/10, 24/10, 7/11, 21/1, 05/12, 19/12

Quiz
19 Dec - 19 Dec Thu - Thu
Quiz 8:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll Day

Quiz night every other Thursday 10/10, 24/10, 7/11, 21/1, 05/12, 19/12

Phil Dewhurst
22 Dec - 22 Dec Sun - Sun
Phil Dewhurst 5 PM - 7 PMAll Day

Phil is an amazing singer, one of our best vocalists.

4 go mad
27 Dec - 27 Dec Fri - Fri
4 go mad 8:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll Day

Great band, amazing muscicans!

Our Menu

Starters

Celeriac and Parsnip Soup with toasted hazelnuts and white truffle oil

served with a cumin and cheddar scone

Pulled Ham Hock, Pistachio & Apricot Terrine

served wit a pickled shallot, apple salad, smashed scratchings & dijon Mayo

Oak Smoked Salmon, Shaved Fennel & Clementine Salad

served with toasted pine nuts & caper vinaigarette

Pan fried Wild Mushromms on Sourdough Toast

served with bearnaise sauce & poached egg

Mains

Roast Breast of Turkey wrapped in Smoked Bacon with Sage & Onion Stuffing

served with roasted garlic & herb potatoes, selection of vegetables & red wine gravy

5 Spice Slow Roast Dorset Pork belly with Spiced Apple Chutney

served with roasted garlic & herb potatoes, selection of vegetables & red wine gravy

Braised Shin of Beef & Vegetable Casserole in a Red Wine & Rosemary Gravy

served with cheddar & shallot mash, blackberries & parsnip crisps

Pan Roast Fillet of Salmon, Celeriac 3 Ways and Ruby Chard

served with a chervil, preserved lemon & confit garlic dressing

Butternut Squash& Roasted Chestnut Risotto

with crispy sage, ricotta & white truffle oil

Desserts

Classic Christmas Pudding

served with vanilla custard & brandy butter

Hayley's Gluten free Dark Chocolate Brownie with Clementine Compote

served with almond brittle and clotted cream ice cream

Sherry & Pannetonne Trifle

served with candied orange

Selection of Cheeses, Mrw Fudges Crackers, Apple & Celery

served with spiced apple chutney

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