The Lord Nelson

July 24, 2012

Lunch  - The Lord Nelson

I was working in Rutland this morning (of which more soon), which meant I had time to quickly checkout the Lord Nelson in Oakham.  It’s run by the people who opened the hugely successful Tobie Norris pub in Stamford, and is very much in the same mould – picturesque ancient building just off the main drag of a propserous market town, unpretentious but self-confident marketing, nice selection of real ales, simple but appealing food menu featuring the likes of stone-baked pizzas.  I settled for a big of cheese and pickle and the delightful Nottingham beer Harvest Pale.  The weather had finally decided to show us what we’ve been missing all this time, so sitting out in their sun-trap yard with this for lunch sent my welllbeingometer soaring. 

It’s in the building in the corner of the market place that used to house Nick’s restaurant, where Dameon Clarke among others used to ply his trade. Good to see the building put to good use and  definitely worth a visit if in Oakham.

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