The Lord Nelson

Pub in Norton Sub Hamdon, Somerset

Open hours:

Mon: Closed
Tues-Thurs: 12-2 pm & 6-10 pm

Fri-Sun: 12-11.30 pm
We're open ALL DAY this Bank Holiday Monday! Serving food at lunchtime only.
Welcome to

the Lord Nelson

Hello! We’re Mark and Helen, the landlords of The Lord Nelson for over 15 years. Our hamstone pub is tucked away in the lovely Norton Sub Hamdon, at the base of Ham Hill and just off the A303. Full of character and a welcoming atmosphere, we’re a real community pub serving good food, good drinks and good fun. 

Sit inside and soak up the atmosphere or grab a table in our cosy back garden or out front under the sun. New to the Nellie? There’s plenty of parking round the back of our pub.

Pub Food

Visit us for hot, homemade food served all week, from traditional pub grub favourites to weekly specials, scrumptious desserts and unique food events, like our popular Steak nights and Summer Paella evenings. Lunch served Midday till 2pm. View our latest seasonal menu or check Facebook for upcoming events.


Don’t fancy cooking this Sunday? Join us for our Sunday Roast, served between Midday and 4pm. Offering all the classics and vegetarian options, plus our famous locally-sourced Half Shoulder of Lamb. Ideal for two people (…though some regulars are famed for devouring it solo!) Please pre-book the Roast Lamb. It’s sure to sell out!

What's on?

There’s always something happening at our pub! Join us for live music, quiz nights, movie nights and more. Follow us on Facebook for all our latest events.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, we host our famous Steak Nights! Two steaks, choice of stilton or peppercorn sauce and a bottle of wine for £50, or you can swap for Chicken Pesto with salad and chips.

Planning a private party? Book our historic skittle alley for your next birthday party or works-do. Tucked away in our pub, our skittle alley doubles as a lovely function room and can seat up to 60 people. Contact us directly for more details.

It’s always a fun night at our pub, whether you’re just stopping by for a quick drink, delicious food or celebrating a party!

"Brilliant atmosphere, fantastic food and very friendly staff." - df

"A real country pub, just like I knew in my younger days." - eb


Susan Cleary
Susan Cleary
Nice pub, good atmosphere but didn't like the fact that dogs were allowed on the seats.
Tony Bunyan
Tony Bunyan
First time at the Pub and what a Treat it was. Although we didn't eat, the menu and the food looked really good and appetising, also very reasonably priced. The inside of the pub is like a "Tardis". Plenty of tables and chairs and a reasonable bar space. The visit we made was to listen to live music and we weren't disappointed. A Fabulous afternoons entertainment and all free. Bar prices were remarkably good and the team were extremely friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.
Rachael Costelloe
Rachael Costelloe
Went to the pub for New Years eve with my sister and brother in law. Always such a welcoming friendly atmosphere. Helen and Mark run a fantastic pub its always busy and everyone always made to feel welcome. Food is excellent too well worth a visit !
Malcolm Gliddon
Malcolm Gliddon
Had lunch there on Weds whilst Christmas fayre was offered there were welcome alternatives pub favourites like burgers ham egg and chips and even a good sandwich menu. We chose the later bacon brie and mushroom served with chips and side salad which was excellent. Great place and dog friendly so will be back with my dog!
Trish Blackmore
Trish Blackmore
Very warm welcome, stunning food beautifully cooked and presented...the desserts were fantastic......i recommend the black forest cheesecake......
Valerie Rooney
Valerie Rooney
Friendly atmosphere and lovely food!
Eugene Birchall
Eugene Birchall
A 'real' country pub just like I knew in my younger days. A congregation of locals having a good time that made me feel welcome.

Dog Friendly Pub near Ham Hill, Somerset

We are family-friendly pub with a warm welcome for everyone, including dog walkers and muddy boots.

Local Links

Bagnell Farm
Little Norton Mill
Bakery RoyAl – Martock
A&J Winter Butchers – South Petherton
West Country Foods – Wellington

The Lord Nelson is a welly and dog friendly pub