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The Nelson Arms, Merton, SW19

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
15 Merton High Street
SW19
SW19 1DF
Phone: 02031324590
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Nelson Arms

The excellent Charrington's external signage and tiling, including tiled murals depicting the eponymous Lord and Admiral, as well as HMS Victory, his flagship at Trafalgar, are all thankfully still in place. Nelson loved Merton - his home was just down the road roughly where the High Path estate sits today - and his name is commemorated in many ways, including names of pubs, in the borough of Merton.

But inside the pub's very ordinary, with a couple of tall tables/tall stools and ordinary tables and chairs around the edges. There's little decor worth mentioning, excepting perhaps the "pop art" stylised depictions of the Admiral's head on one of the walls. However, there is a pool table and a dartboard.

There was just the one ale on - Doom Bar, which was in very poor condition. I didn't see any sign of food on menus on Tuesday evening. I popped in here because I had 20 minutes or so to fill, but I don't plan to visit again. What a shame that a pub with such a striking and magnificent exterior has fallen so low.

On 8th January 2015 - rating: 4
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moby duck left this review about The Nelson Arms

The excellent tiled exterior to the pub is something worth looking at, unfortunately this is not the case once you have entered the pub,the heart and soul has been ripped out leaving a rather bland empty room only matched by the only ale available on my visit ,the equally bland Fullers London Pride.Not a pub I am likely to visit again.

On 24th August 2012 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Nelson Arms

The exterior of this pub boasts some superb original Charrington’s brown tiling, as well as a large tiled depiction of HMS Victory high up on the Abbey Rd side of the pub, and smaller depictions of Victory and Admiral The Lord Nelson himself at ground floor level on the front of the pub. These smaller tiled pictures (as well probably as the other tiling generally)are now in their centenary year, dating from 1910. It doesn’t open until 4.0 PM Monday to Thursday, so I wasn’t able to get in to buy a drink, but looking through the window it’s clear that its stripped out interior doesn’t come close to matching its magnificent exterior.

On 1st May 2010 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Haydons Road, 0.99 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Wimbledon, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Wimbledon, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Nelson Arms, SW19
8th Jan 2015, 16:50
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
24th Aug 2012, 23:38
Review submitted by moby duck amended by moby duck

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  • Car Park : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 January 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 08 January 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : No last updated 20 July 2018 by Rex Rattus
Opening Hours
SundayMidnight - 10:30pm
Monday4pm - 11pm
Tuesday4pm - 11pm
Wednesday4pm - 11pm
Thursday4pm - 11pm
Friday4pm - 1am
SaturdayMidnight - 1am
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