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Lord Nelson

Address: Brightwell Baldwin, Watlington, Oxfordshire, OX49 5NP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27582) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 4.4/10 (rated by 16 users)
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one to avoid.

we arrived on time to find that our table wasn't ready - then the 3 of us (including a very old lady) had to wait almost 30 minutes in an incredibly cramped waiting area until it was.

young staff were lovely but older staff have a bit of an attitude problem - unless you wear tweed and drive a range rover. My 13 fish and chips came with just 12 normal sized chips - there were crumbs all over my plate so some had clearly been removed by hand. When i asked that i get the right amount a blonde, older lady was incredibly rude.

To make matters worse, my grandmother was charged for the main equivalent when she in fact had the starter - when i pointed this out the blonde lady claimed that the starter was the same price as the main.

It was so dark that we had to read the menu out to her, not a pleasant experience overall - very snooty.
thjabr - 11 Sep 2011 20:41
The drinks were expensive but well served. However we found the barman abrupt to the point of rudeness when we accidentally sat at a table which was apparently reserved, no sign on the table. He came and told us to move and then walked off without answering my question about another table. We left after a while, despite the offer of a meal served in the snug, as the barman's rudeness had taken all the conviviality out of our lunch time stop for a quick snack. Politeness costs nothing and clear marking off tables as reserved would be helpful.
If waiting staff had come to ask us whether we were eating when we first arrived we might not have made such an embarrasing mistake. However they appeared to be busy having conversations about the other customers - not all of them complimentary.
Don't think we will return in a hurry.
busygirl - 3 Jan 2011 18:59
Looks lovely from the outside and in a nice village location. However, that is as good as it gets. Old fellow behind the bar looks like he needs returning to the old folks home, so unbelievably slow and not a word of apology for taking for ever to serve. This place is a total rip-off - four drinks (glass of lemonade, small orange juice, JD & dash of lemonade and a brandy i.e two alcoholic drinks and two soft drinks) total 11.30 What!!!!!!!! Frequented by people with more money than sense, who dress down like they have no money but can afford champagne in buckets. Large patio area but the table we sat was filthy, probably not been wiped down for weeks. Advise - take your custom elsewhere for service and better value.
davidfthorn - 26 May 2010 08:59
Lovely looking pub inside and out, pub is right opposite the church. Plenty of money around this area and the prices of the real ale and cider showed this. I bought a pint of Brakspear Best 3.4 % abv and one and half pints of Stowford Press cider 4.5 % abv and it cost 9!!! That put me off quite a bit, saying that, the food looked good and the surrounding's very nice.
Trouty - 19 May 2010 13:41
Dogs ARE allowed in the Lord Nelson, but they must remain in the Bar area and can be with the owners whilst food is eaten (I assume by either dog or owner).
Diogs are not allowed in the formal restaurant which is not unusual.

Sam Pardo
spetterson - 22 Jun 2009 23:11

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