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The Nelson Arms (Bar, Restaurant)

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15 Merton High Street, South Wimbledon, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1DF
Cuisine: Pub
Tel: 020 3132 4590 | Email to The Nelson Arms | Transport: Colliers Wood | Write review

The Nelson Arms Review

London, the final frontier. These are the voyages of hardship and pennywise. Our mission: to explore strange new drinking dens, to seek out cheap drinks and new civilisations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Like Merton, for example. (*where?)

For those that have never been to SW19, it's not as bad as you might think. Firstly, there's no need to pack your A-K. An Ouzi should suffice. Secondly, The Nelson’s new owners, husband-and-wife team Amit & Shetal, execute a friendly ambush as soon as walk through the door because they’ve never seen your face and just want to get to know you. Like Cheers, only without the Americans. Thankfully.

Originally named The Nelson Arms as a joke regarding former landlord and singular upper-limb owner, Horatio Nelson, The Nelson has recently lopped off more than just parts of its name. In its previous incarnation it was a dive more dodgy than anything Didier Drogba could concoct. Think spit and sawdust; think windows filled with out-of-date circus posters and all-year-round Christmas lights; think strange old men in tweed with a proclivity towards staring at newcomers through the thick cloud of smoke emanating from a near-ashing cigarette glued to their lower lip.

Now that the refurbishments have eliminated this psychotic you-aint-from-around-'ere-are-you element, men who once came by themselves now come with their wives (easy now, this is a family show).

The Nelson is ostensibly a bar of two halves. Firstly, the 'Lads zone' with its 368 square foot High Definition TV showing continuous, uninterrupted Sky Sports; a bar that's heavily preferential toward the finer things in life - such as lager and cheesy chips; and a pokie machine that dishes out the dosh more easily than a peerage-hungry donor months before an election.

Secondly, it’s a subdued, non-smoking, chat-friendly 'Ladies lounge' with soft leather couches, modern chandeliers and Warhol-inspired artwork (not forgetting the 'two large glasses of wine and the rest of the bottle for free' Happy Hour)

Also, the installation of an experienced sous chef from the city means the food-lovers throughout SW will soon be flocking up for it. And with a great variety of themed nights that would inspire a Mormon to put boozing back on the menu (including quiz night Tuesdays and cheap roast Sundays), The Nelson is a ruddy-good venue for groups. Just don't mistake Open Mic night for Karaoke night, or it could end in tears.

Just like the 'truth', it’s out there. Otherwise, an unprecedented 7 AND 8 out of 10 (the former for Captain Sportpub, the latter for the lovely lounge).
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Drinks

Drinks
On the drinks front, the Nelson serves up an excellent range of draught and specialist bottled beers, wines and premium spirits -draught wise you will find Guinness Extra Cold, Carling Extra Cold and Carlsberg Cold, as well as an excellent selection of Premium draught beers including Coors Fine Light and Stella.

We also serve a wide range of Premium Spirits, Ciders and AlchoPops…and if you happen to be the Designated Driver for the night, we can offer a great range of Soft Drinks and J2O Juices.

Grapes........
Our wine list is varied and includes a range of red, rose and whites from around the world as well as a selection of bubbly.

Updated 27/06/2007

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Updated 22/01/2008

Events and other great things going on at The Nelson Arms

Daily Events
Regular Events @ The Nelson

Monday – Happy Mondays, Drinks Promos from 5pm – Close. Play Nintendo Wii and PS3 for free!
Thursday – Open Mic with Dick Philpot - sign up from 8pm
Sunday – Traditional Sunday Roast with all the Trimmings

Updated 21/10/2008

The Nelson Arms Hire Details

We have a fantastic function area and garden which are both available for free hire.

The Nelson Lounge perfectly blends history with modern elegance and comfort. With its huge globe chandelier and Andy Worhol-style Nelson prints, you’ll find it hard to locate another venue which matches in sophistication and customer service.

The Courtyard is equipped with an outdoor TV, speakers for music, lighting and heating and so whatever the weather, you can still enjoy the outdoors! We have a huge BBQ at your disposal and can also provide a variety of home-cooked food to be eaten Alfresco style.

We can cater for all occasions so whether you choose a drinks party, a sumptuous four-course meal or an informal buffet, we’ll take care of all the details so that you can relax and enjoy the party.

Our in-house music system has a wide variety of musical tastes which can often be tailored, free of charge, to your requirements. Alternatively, we can also organise anything from a Live Band, DJ, decorations to a chocolate fountain to make your party extra special!

Please call Kel on 0871-223-5844 to discuss your requirements.

Updated 21/10/2008

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