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Only been in a few times on a Saturday lunch time and a couple of times on a Sunday evening where they tend to call time early if it’s quiet but it’s better than the Duke or the White Hart for clientele so definitely my favourite pub in Whitton
wooser - 15 Apr 2022 14:10
A short walking distance from Whitton train station (1 stop from Twickenham), this is a fairly nice Fuller's pub, with cask ales in good condition. Maybe not a destination in its own right, but if you are in Whitton anyway, this will be your best bet for a decent pint. The food I had was so-and-so, but not really bad.
Sigmund - 13 Feb 2018 21:39
Fullers establishment in the centre of Whitton. It was fairly busy on my Sunday evening visit. Spanish football was being shown on a big screen in the corner and regulars were preparing for a quiz. A famous ex footballer also appeared to be preparing for the quiz with one group. The beer range was fairly good, despite being all from the Fullers range - London Pride, Chiswick, ESB, Seafarers & HSB. Worth a try if you're ever in Whitton.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Oct 2012 21:41
In the area for a bit of rugby and thought a pint of Pride would be at it's best in a Fuller's probably was but that ain't saying much so I have concluded that it is now a very poor beer. As to the food comments from aircrew.."what do you expect from a managed pub"? They exist to make enough profit to maintain the company share price...sadly the concept of customer satisfaction comes down the list as there is little competition in the true sense between pub estates.
Insearchofthebestpint - 28 Dec 2011 10:27
Took 6 adults and 2 children for sunday lunch after reading the good reviews about this pub and its food. Have to say i was very disappointed.
the staff were brilliant,attentive, polite and welcoming 10 out of 10 for them.
The food however was a different story....
What is easier than a plain ol sunday lunch ..?
we booked 5 days in advance, so they knew what to expect, half of the usual sunday lunch meats were not available, food arrived luke warm and on cold plates ! a no no in my opinion...small small portions..and frozen veg !!! frozen veg ???? in Uk...we have some of the best and cheapest fresh veg in Europe....this i dont understand...
i am going back to try again, maybe the "chef" ? was having a bad day but i spent over 200 on that lunch and drinks...expected better.

aircrew - 21 Dec 2011 17:34
Went here on a Monday lunchtime a couple of weeks ago. Never been before but have heard a lot about the pub due to knowing a number of people in the Whitton area. Cant say that I had heard a lot of positive comments about the place so I am glad to say that on walking into the establishment I was pleasently surprised.

Fullers have re-furbed the pub really nicely and our couple of pints of ESB went down very nicely sat in a comfy red armchair at the back of the pub. The decor of the pub is fairly typical of Fullers pubs in the area with the walls adorned with old photographs of the local area. In fact it reminded me somewhat of The Turks Head in St Margarets.......................................................................................................................but St Margarets this aint so inevitably their is "chavvy" element even on a Monday lunchtime. To be honest with you though this doesnt put me off as many people wouldve classed me as a "chav" when I was 20 years old due to the way I dressed.....I'm not though as you can tell by my obviouis grasp of the English language.

The "chavvy" element I describe was that their was a group of about 6 18-20 year olds hanging around in the pub 'chattin bare shit' and none of them appeared to have a drink. This made me think that they were using the pub merely as a warm place to sit on a cold day that was an alternative to being outside somewhere bunning zoots lol

The staff really needed to make sure that if these kids are in the pub then they should really be buying drinks. Then again maybe they just couldnt be bothered with the hassle.

All in all though a decent place and I wouldnt hesitate to go back!!
BeerGutt - 16 Mar 2011 09:33
Much improved over the last two years. beer ale and food is at a great standard. Great pub with good entertainment at weekends and sports channel range is top nosh!
thefruitbat - 14 Oct 2010 14:50
I drink here every second Saturday lunchtime after dropping my kid off at a music lesson. It has a reputation of having a rough clientele, but I have found the staff friendly and efficient, even on really busy rugby days. The London Pride is excellent.
GaryB59 - 22 Jun 2010 16:02
Well well well, havent we improved MASSIVLY? I havent been to The Admiral Nelson in a fair few years, and always thought of it as the "last resort" pub you go to when everyone's skint and dont care where they drink (no matter how many barflies there are, both infront of and behind the bar)

A MASSIVE improvement has been made by the current Manager, (nice lass - i dont envy the stress she must of taken on to make such a dramatic improvement to Whittons only pub though!) and there's actually decent furniture, CLEAN GLASSES, decent front garden and lovely barstaff (Anna is AWESOME an Princess served our smitten Rugby lads before England vs Ireland game last month - you want a perfect pint served by a perfect looking lass, then the Nelson is for you!) DING DONG

I usually dont like writing on these forums but since returning to enjoy my pre-Rugby game drinks in the Admiral i have nothing but praise for the place, and aslong as it stays as it is now, shall be returning for years to come.

Only downfall is plactics on a rugby day for anyone that's not a regular, dont fancy risking liver damage just to earn a glass.
winger89 - 23 Mar 2010 12:45
Good pub, nice beers, decent staff and service, much improved since the old days, but the clientle ruin it.
justaquickpint - 21 Jan 2010 16:49
Looks very fancy these days - and much improved I would say.
TheGP - 30 Sep 2009 16:30
I have found this a very pleasant well-maintained pub. I would definitely return.
malo66 - 5 Jan 2009 17:41
I have not been in the Nelson for a while (because it was a bit of a scummy pub for scummy people) but as it was open late on Christmas Eve, I though I would give it a go. Even though they have made a bit of an effort tarting the place up, it seemed to be full of the same clientele as it was before the face lift and therefore not a pleasant drinking experience. A shame really.
LennyBanter - 27 Dec 2008 16:02
Blimey,they actually went and did it. Now refurbed & under new management. First impressions are good, could it be possible that Whitton's got a decent pub again?

I'm going back again :-)
issas - 25 Sep 2008 12:23
Was up twickenham way for the Iron Maiden gig, popped in for a uick pint to kill the thirst.

Decent priced drinks, staff appeared friendly.. would revisit
Jackrum - 13 Jul 2008 03:32
I went to this pub on Sunday and the new landlady seems to be totally turning it around. She's really making contact with all the customers and getting her staff to do the same.

The food is great 100% home made now. I also heard that they're doing a huge refurbishment in August.
MarkEdBromley - 1 Jul 2008 15:36
Nice to go to a pub with manners. Great service, food & a good band down there last night. Not too sure if it were a one-off or not.

Thoroughly impressed!
CheekyShepherd - 11 May 2008 18:21
great pub ,specially rugby days, shame phil and cheryl are leaving as the place will not be the same without them .
thomo92 - 11 Mar 2008 19:06
This is the best pub in Hounslow/Whitton that I've been to but that's not so hard when so many of the others are complete dives, serving rank pints to chav scum...
Prior to the smoking ban, I always found it a lively, friendly place with 'music' on at the weekends. Post smoking ban and it seems to have died a bit of a death which is a shame.
Teddy9876543 - 27 Jan 2008 18:07
Not a great Pub anymore, it used to be very good, with no real problems, i wouldnt go as far to say it is full of pikeys and chavs, but there is an element of "undesirables" nowadays.
Osneil - 6 Aug 2007 21:10
The John Bonser roadshow accidentally visited this pub yesterday evening. I say accidentally because I fell asleep on the train and forgot to get off at Richmond, waking up as we were coming into Whitton, and needed sustenance !

The previous comments surprise me based on my visit early yesterday evening. I did not notice any kids at all running around, nor was the pub full of "chav scum ". Yes, there were a few there, but they did not dominate the pub, nor did they make this particular punter feel in the least uncomfortable.

In many respects this is a fairly typical traditional High Street pub. I noticed a good mix of all age groups

The London Pride was on good form.

Based on my visit yesterday, I would be more than happy to pop in when next passing through ( or after falling asleep on the train !)
JohnBonser - 29 Jun 2007 13:47
used to be a great pub but not anymore
terryduckworth - 20 Feb 2007 18:48
The pub itself is in a good location and has all the amenities you want except a juke box.
The majority of customers however are single parented chavs that do nothing but get smashed and let there kids run around pissing you off.
Some members of bar staff are reasonably nice and professional while some just arrogant low lifes.
Not the best of pubs but tolerable.
Needs new management.
thefruitbat - 28 Jan 2007 11:41
Hot off the press this.......Just got back from here....The Nelson is still full of Chav's & pikeys.....full of smoke & young children running riot.....A terrible place without any doubt.....The one saving grace used to be the longer though !
anonymous - 7 Dec 2006 19:13
this review is fresh off the press, just had a few pints in here with 2 mates & was not happy to be nudged, knocked & generally annoyed by kid chavs & 20yr(ish) horrible chav pikey scum.

beer was flattish and tasteless, i know its at its worst on a saturday night but please....this place is crap.

TheAreaManager - 2 Dec 2006 21:37
went in the other night and was surprised that it was ok!

strange mix of people & regulars but not too many chavy kid which was welcome.

beer is decent & reasonably price.

its closer than the warren for me. but is on par.
stevie2005 - 1 Dec 2006 15:27
The Admiral Nelson house is a place all sane people should avoid....The toilets stink. The bars all reek of stale smoke & half the time it's got small children running riot in the bars. They keep going because the Rugby 'crowd' will put up with anything as long as they can grab a burnt burger & a mediocre pint of warm beer....
anonymous - 5 Nov 2006 18:51
Just moved to the area. Went there once - seemed OK. Have been told by lots of people that It's not a pub that Asian lads go to - is that true?
anonymous - 26 Oct 2006 20:35
This is my local pub, which Ive visited since year dot. Its strongest assesst is it's most obvious assest - the beer. Chiswick, Pride and ESB - available on tap all year round. Bottles of Golden Pride readily available behind the bar (and these are the 500ml bottles - not the smaller 330ml ones!) One negative aspects of the pub is that it is very mean when it comes to guess beers. Ive only ever found two guest beers served there. Last year MR Harry and Trafalagar ale. Fullers festival beers - Hock, Discovery, Red Fox, Jack Frost etc are never sold. you sadly don't find them here. Damn shame that! Nice pub, could be better (if only the government placed a ban on kids in pubs!) Sky Sports are shown, though they never shown an QPR games!!!!
babyshambles - 26 Oct 2006 14:46
Agreed !

After this Sunday's experience I've decided that I've had my last pint in the Nelson.

It's not a pub any more, it's a f**king kindergarten, there were at least four kids between ages 5 & 10 running around both inside the pub and out, screaming & shouting. At one stage they were jumping up and down on the outside tables - one of them then climbed the adjacent wall and started throwing stones, God knows where their parents were, at least one driver had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting them.

The only thing this place is missing is either a visit from Social Services, a closure order or a well aimed 10 Megaton warhead.

Such a shame, this could be a lovely pub!
anonymous - 8 May 2006 14:37
I suggest this pub become an antonym for 'sophistication', it is a poor pub. not the sort of place you could hate, rather a place you feel sorry for. If Lee Ryan or Sue Pollard were a pub they' be this one.

Locals who clog up the zebra crossing outside the pub, watch their skeptical frowns bury themselves into your face before they disappear inside for a pint with their mate Trace.
anonymous - 28 Mar 2006 19:38
don't agree with the chav comments but definitely has a varied clientelle! front room seems favoured by older types except when there's sport on the tv. rear area inhabited by strange characters and best avoided and more family orientated towards the beer garden (if you can call it that!) great atmosphere on rugby days, both before and after the game, but maybe i'm biased in that respect. 7/10.
swatto - 22 Jan 2006 15:45
went in for the first time in a while.. not too bad, although in no way in hell would you want to be in here after 8pm.
TheGP - 21 Dec 2005 21:29
I had a half-decent pint in here recently then made the fatal mistake of going to the "Thai Tiara" in the High Street. I spent the rest of the night throwing up.
anonymous - 9 Dec 2005 20:27
Great family pub- Never seen any fights and all the staff smile all the time, mainly because of the charming landlord and his beautiful young wife.
if i had any complaints, it would be the resident South African who never buys a round.
But in all i would give it 10/10. So go on treat yourself and get down the Nelson.
chris62 - 8 Nov 2005 19:04

Chav HQ!

Although like many pubs the flavour changes at different times and on different days so if you catch it right it need not be too bad.

But the over-riding feeling is one of depression mixed with a hint of menace. Shame really as Whitton deserves better, this place could really be quite nice with a refit, a bit of effort and a firmer hand.
issas - 6 Sep 2005 13:46
This is a strange pub, I've only been in once, after a hard days manual labour. Found it odd, and the landlord was bawling some dude out. Full of chavs and odd folk, but I'd go again....
JockStrap - 3 Sep 2005 17:50
It's a dump that I'm ashamed to say, I frequent when working in the area. It seems like the 'same kids' are in there from when nursery school chucks out at lunchtime (when I'm there) presumably until the family benefit runs out (when ArthurG's there)
billynibbles - 6 May 2005 23:07
Changed over the years but not really for the best. Ok for a few midweek quiet ones but avoid eye contact with the locals and don't expect a smile from the staff.
Everynight the same kids running around getting under your feet until 'late' which is pretty damn annoying. This pub is actually run by the troublesome locals rather than this 'great new landlord' thats been mentioned on previous comments.
ArtherG - 7 Apr 2005 15:35
Go there on Saturday 5th Febuary 05 for a BEACH PARTY!!! lots of bikini's, alcohol, fun and a great disco for getting up and dancing! Be worned, if I see you looking miserable I will make you dance with me!
Theone - 25 Jan 2005 14:13
This pub used to be a right down and out and then the new landlady took over and barred at least half the pub. Now there has never been a fight, there are lots of charity events and excellent live music every Saturday. I have been going there for a few years now and there is a real mixture of users, from a group of old guys in the corner to lots of new faces who have recently turned 18. Sundays is a nice day to bring your family here and they do traditional roast dinners which are superb. It is still very quite during the week which is nice if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle but weekends are a different story! Try not to visit when big rugby matches and Football games are on as it will take you forever to get a pint! Every-one who lives in the area comes here when there is match on, but the atmosphere is fine, as evryone supprots different teams.
I would diffently recommend this pub any time as has diffently improved over the last 3 years to what it used to be!
Theone - 25 Jan 2005 14:02
Go here in an evening now and it is like the Bar Scene in Star Wars.. All sorts of alien life and a lot of unsavoury goings on.

A shame, but has gone way downhill, mainly due to the current landlord, who has had a long run at it now and couldn't make it grottier if he tried.

I second Mikes comment - Go to the White Hart
TheGP - 21 Jan 2005 13:10
Used to be a good pub, now it is a pub worth missing - far below average - go to the White Hart.
mike2004 - 17 Jan 2005 11:50
The Nelson is a big cavernous pub, with lots of blokes smoking and a high possibility for aggravation.
Formerly a good pub, I doubt whether anyone would enjoy a quiet evenings pint in here, as it is now Whitton Chav Central.
anonymous - 8 Dec 2004 10:56
This one was lost to the burberry baseball cap set. Good for a fight with the local chavs and damn all else.
Maurice - 16 Nov 2004 11:37
worked there when Dave and Tracy ran it - Loved it and the regulars, even when they took the piss, were a good crowd. Not sure what it's like now though
Mark Hallam - 29 Oct 2004 16:38
only average - could do with some competition in the High Street to keep the management on their toes.
Somewhat intimidating when the football is on on Sunday afternoon, but the staff are friendly enough and the beer seems OK, whenever I have been.
anonymous - 14 Oct 2004 17:30
Used to be a really good pub, probably the best in the area. However, a combination of bad landlords and rougher clientele has dragged it right down.

Is still a reasonable place to watch the Rugby, but too often these days is full of the detritus of the area, is rough, smoky, the food is hell on earth and the beer is dubious. Go to the White Hart instead.
TheGP - 9 Aug 2004 15:25
Good pub with friendly staff. Beers resonably priced, but not 100%. Better ambiance and quality up the road in the Albert.
Cathal - [email protected] - 1 Oct 2003 12:49
The food is hot the beer is wet and the bar staff are beautiful
paul - 3 Sep 2003 13:43
Great pub, I always pop in when I am in London for a pint of ESB and a plate of chips.

Justin Timberlake - [email protected] - 16 Jul 2003 12:52
Fantastic local pub and good atmosphere. Great pub on Rugby days - always head down for the Nelson after Twickenham or the Quins.
Gareth - 16 Jul 2003 10:16
This pub is absolutely fantastic. Or at least it was when I used to work for it way back in 1988!
Mark - [email protected] - 17 Jun 2003 14:30
Best to avoid on Rugby days and the beer isn't fantastic but handy in an area that is very thin on the ground for boozers.

Head for the Red Lion or the South Western just a few minutes up the Hounslow Road from the Nelson. less crowded and better value.
olly - 11 Jun 2003 12:25
i work here!!

if you want to visit a pub with the best bar staff in the world come here!!

ps. the bloke that smells of wee is the nicest bloke in the pub! so leave him be!!!
jo jo - [email protected] - 31 Mar 2003 22:01
the nels is quite simply the nuts with the added bonus of cannonball run...
bill - 8 Jan 2003 17:43
Great pub but then I'm biased. My grandparents owned the place for years. I believe my grandmother managed it as my grandfather was an inspector in the Westminster Police force. This was in the late thirties till the late fifties.
paul dunn - [email protected]
I miss it! I'm stuck in bloody plymouth, miles from the nelson and i wont see it until the hoildays!

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