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The Nelson Arms, Tonbridge

19 Cromer Street
Phone: 01732350822
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Nelson Arms

Solid-looking backstreet local, and not the sort of place you'll find by chance (until now at least). Having been sold by Shepherd Neame, it has thankfully reopened by the owners of the frequent award-winning Windmill at Sevenoaks Weald so now has a new lease of life as an alehouse. The original saloon and public bars had previously been opened out to give quite a large 'L'-shaped layout, but this has been refurbished again. The furniture in the counter area and back room (also used for live music and featuring a very large sports TV screen) is still fairly simple (but tidy). You can also find Nelson's Saloon (intended for adults only) and a comfortable lounge on either side of the front entrance. Unlike the old days when only Master Brew was available (if you were lucky), on this visit, I found eight real ales - including a splendid Velvet Raven stout from Tonbridge Brewery (£3.80) - and a cask cider from the total of 12 handpumps distributed along the servery, with a further ten craft beers and ciders from the keg taps on the bar-back. Well worth seeking out.

On 22nd April 2019 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about Nelson Arms

The Nelson Arms is an L shaped local’s backstreet boozer that was playing some loud dance music during my visit on Friday evening. Only a handful of customers were in attendance and like their playful dog they all seemed harmless enough. To the right of the entrance is some sofa seating and some conventional pub furniture stretches around the exterior walls in the bar area. At the rear is a pool table and I spotted a plasma screen that was off, but live sport is advertised. Being a Shepherd Neame pub there was a small selection of standard draught alongside Oranjeboom. Shep’s Master Brew and Porter were the cask options. My chair and table were sticky suggesting that at some point beer had been spilled over them both.

I’m sure that the locals love this place, but I see no reason for me to travel to this pub again.

On 14th June 2015 - rating: 5
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Tonbridge, 0.47 miles, 8 min walk (show)
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 June 2015 by hondo .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 23 April 2012 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 April 2012 by hondo .
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