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The Lord Nelson, SE1

386 Old Kent Road
SE1
SE1 5AA
Phone: 02077018510
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Lord Nelson

One of the few 'proper boozers' left on the Old Kent Road, but this one retains several points of interest that earn its place on Camra's national inventory of historic pub interiors. There remain two picture mirrors and a substantial gantry over what must have been the original servery, but this was extended at some stage to leave one of the oddest-shaped counters in the country. A pool table can also be found through an arch in the back room. No real ale, unfortunately, so John Smith's (£3.70) it was, with a packet of Taylor crisps to soften the blow.

On 4th August 2021 - rating: 5
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custodian 42 left this review about The Lord Nelson

Standard corner pub with the bar facing as you walk in. Only keg offerings. Nothing special at all.

On 16th October 2019 - rating: 3
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Komakino . left this review about The Lord Nelson

Little change from Rex's thorough review below, including the cash-only edict, during an era when bar staff in certain pubs and bars in certain areas automatically reach for the card terminal before you've declared your method of payment. Some fascinating Victorian features which have been retained, and the bar area is now a curious horsehead-shape, with what should be an island bar joined to a straighter bit which runs against the rear wall (the entrance is off the Old Kent Road). No real ale, this was busy, with most punters surrounding the main island-type bar. A vivacious Irish barlady (landlady?) was holding court and asked me how I was which was a nice touch before separating me from £3.90 for a pint of Kronenbourg. Flatter than a Buck's Fizz record, I asked for assistance (was the glass dirty? - "My glasses are never dirty!" was the good-natured response) I got a pour of the existing liquid into an alternate glass - with the same flat eventuality. The place was busy with non-ale drinkers, so can you knock them for playing to their strengths? No, but it does seem a shame to see a Heritage pub kind of go to waste, albeit they've done little to make any changes for many a year (which is to be applauded). A "4" for the retention of the decor more than anything else.

On 25th September 2018 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
South Bermondsey, 0.99 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Elephant & Castle, 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Queens Road Peckham, 1.39 miles, 26 min walk (show)
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19th Oct 2021, 08:18
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
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  • Child Friendly : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
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  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
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  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
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