Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Southwold Lord Nelson
Southwold Lord Nelson
formerly Nelson, Raven?
Real Ale is sold here.
42 East St, IP18 6EJ
grid reference TM 509 761
Always busy and lively, the pub is popular with locals and visitors alike enjoying the coastal views from the nearby cliff top. It is situated next to the Sailor's Reading Room museum and close to the town centre. The pub has a flagstone floor with an open fire in winter months and is decorated throughout with naval and seafaring memorabilia. The large central bar offers a good range of Adnams beers. Children are welcome in the side room and patio garden to the rear.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Camping or caravan site nearby
- Cask Marque accredited
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly: children welcome in side room and in patio area
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Real fire
- WiFi available
Nearest railway station
The licensed Victuallers Tea Association advertised the sale of tea via its Suffolk Agents. This was a response to the irregular sale of Wine by Grocers and included a reference to H. LAWRENCE of the Lord Nelson, Southwold.Ipswich Journal, October 26th 1869**
A paperback book published in 1969, called "Inns of the Suffolk Coast" by Leonard P Thompson** claims that for many years, it was called the Raven?
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)