The Nelson Tavern in Christchurch, Bournemouth reopens after £177,000 refurbishment

Thursday, December 15, 2016 5:07 PM

Admiral Taverns, the UK’s number one community pub group, is delighted to announce that following a substantial investment, the Nelson Tavern in Christchurch has re-opened.

With a £177,000 investment from Admiral Taverns, experienced licensees Nicola and Brian Marshall have renovated the interior and exterior, as well as launched a new menu, which will continuously evolve with the help of a new chef. Dishes include a game smoked duck confit with butternut squash as well as a host of other signature dishes.

Nicola and Brian with the support of Admiral Taverns were keen to reinvigorate the pub and ensure it has a new lease of life as a destination pub for both the local community and tourists alike. In keeping with the namesake, the pub décor will be emblematic of Lord Nelson’s victory ship at the Battle of Trafalgar. The pub has been completely transformed inside and out with new furniture, décor, toilets and a newly refurbished bar.

Nicola Marshall, licensee of The Nelson Tavern said: “The Nelson Tavern has had a complete revamp and we are sure locals and visitors will be thrilled with the transformation. Our hope is to create a pub which will serve fantastic food, all locally sourced and quality cask ales.”                                                               

Anna Clissold, business development manager for the local area added, “This significant investment demonstrates Admiral Taverns’ commitment to supporting great community pubs across the UK and the dedicated entrepreneurial licensees who run them. In Nicola and Brian we have found two licensees who have a great vision and drive to ensure this pub remains firmly at the heart of the Christchurch community.”

The pub had been closed for the past five weeks and reopened on Friday 2nd December.