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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Our Menu


Homemade Soup of the Day with Warm Rosemary Foccacia


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


Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs in a Rich Smokey BBQ Sauce


Nacho’s with Beef Chilli, Guacamole & Jalepenos


Atlantic Prawn Cocktail with Homemade Marie Rose Sauce and Brown Bread


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


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



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 Basmati Rice, Guacamole, Jalapeno’s and Tortilla Chips


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


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


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


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


BBQ Rubbed Bacon Chip, Fried egg, Fries and Peas


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


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


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


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


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


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

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 & 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

Lunch Menu

Two Courses £9.95 / Three Courses £12.95

Lunch Menu - Starters

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

Lunch Menu - Mains

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

Lunch Menu - Desserts

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

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