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Nelsons Head, St. Ives Central, St. Ives

7 Merryland
St. Ives
PE27 5ED
Phone: 01480494454
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Graham Coombs left this review about Nelsons Head

A Greene King pub in a shopping street, refurbished in a sort of gastro style but without any attempt to actually be a gastropub. Bare floorboards, dark walls and painted wood do not do much for the overall feel of the place. The interior is semi-divided into three areas, with the bar and main action in the front one. There is a small smoking area to the side and a garden signed to the rear. A couple of guest ales are present alongside the usual GK stuff, but condition was only average.

On 11th February 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1698 recommendations about 1660 pubs]


Bucking Fastard left this review about Nelsons Head

A Greene King pub but featured in the GBG as it offers guests beers besides the GK crap.Good exterior but refurbed inside with little nod to history.Initially there are lots of high tables,then a semi circular high banquette,before a section with a victorian fireplace left as a feature only before a seating booth arrangement then a beer garden with more seating booths in wicker.Overall much larger than it looks from the street.
The vibe is of a slightly rough town boozer,the young barstaff playing awful hip hop just a bit too loud,a punter on the only bar stool swaying too much and another local trying to convince us that GK Abbott is a magnificent brew ,then trying to provoke a reaction by his dismissive attitude to the Oakham Inferno we had all chosen.
The ale choice was GK IPA,Old Golden Hen,Abbott with guests Oakham Inferno (decent) and Nene Valley Egyptian Cream.I suspect this is a Local Hero's lease so expect as many guests as GK offerings.
I prefer to drink in the company of like minded souls,so we all departed after a solitary pint.

On 15th July 2018 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about Nelsons Head

This is a Greene King pub that has seen the light and started doing beers from local breweries as well as the Bury dross. It's an old pub in a narrow street in the centre of St Ives. Inside it's a rectangular room with a wooden floor and the bar on the left. The room extends back with a decked area on the left. There is a juke box and live music advertised. A small TV was showing silent news.
The bar has eight hand pumps which had one unused, a local cider, GK IPA, Old Golden Hen & Abbot, Nene Valley Blonde & Egyptian Cream and Oakham JHB.
I went for the Egyptian Cream (£3.70) which was in excellent nick. This is well worth a visit.

On 4th May 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2116 recommendations about 2111 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by E TA
Huntingdon, 5.83 miles, 1 hr 52 min walk (show)
St Neots, 13.01 miles, 4 hr 11 min walk (show)
Cambridge North, 13.02 miles, 4 hr 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Nelsons Head, St. Ives
31st Mar 2019, 16:01
Pub map correction submitted by E TA approved
 
11th Feb 2019, 17:16
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Decked area at rear. - last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
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