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The Admiral Nelson

BraunstonEuropean, British££££
34 Reviews

About The Admiral Nelson

There can be few establishments as well celebrated as the British country pub, and if you’re in Northamptonshire, then there aren’t many better examples of the genre than The Admiral Nelson in Braunston. They have all the key elements. There is a scenic rural location, on Dark Lane on the outskirts of the village and overlooking the canal, an open log fire to keep you warm as the nights grow longer and a menu filled with British classics. Go for the Cambridgeshire Truckle cheese, English mustard glazed ham with chips and fried eggs or the buffalo burger, with buffalo meat from, believe it or not, Warwickshire. Then there are the pies: seafood, beef brisket, cheese and chicken, lentil and root vegetables or ham hock and leek. You’ll never be stuck for something to choose at The Admiral Nelson: just close one eye to concentrate, point your one working arm at the menu and wait for the food to arrive. Book today.

Opening Times

Closed now
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Admiral Nelson
Dark Lane, Braunston
Braunston NN11 7HJ

Menu Highlights



Roasted garlic, thyme and cherry tomato soup with a squeeze of lemon, a little splash of vodka & Celery salt V


Twice baked Truckle Cheese soufflé, apple puree and toasted walnuts



Markie’sCider, Honey and English Mustard glazed Gammon ham with chunky chips and local butter fried eggs


George Kelly’s Cider battered Cod with chunky chips,herbed Tartar and creamed peas


12 Hour braised pork belly with champ mash and a cider & herb vinaigrette



Cut to order ‘Black and Gold’ Rump steak


Cut to order ‘Black and Gold’ Sirloin steak


Cut to order ‘Black and Gold’ Rib Eye steak

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34 The Admiral Nelson Reviews

34 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
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Rebecca P.5 months ago · 0 reviews

Clearly a great chef because the meal was delicious. Service was good albeit a little slow when wanting to leave by would definitely return in the future. Thank you

Jo M.6 months ago · 0 reviews

Fabulous friendly pub - the staff couldn't have been nicer. Beautiful location next to the canal. Top notch Sunday lunch - one of the best I've ever had. Will definitely be coming back.

Michael P.7 months ago · 0 reviews

Good food 🥘 good service polite and helpful staff. Arrived early but was not turned away or pushed to buy a drink 🥃 first. Was also made a starter which was not on the menu nothing was to much trouble.

Naomi S.8 months ago · 0 reviews

Great food, friendly staff, good beer, lovely atmosphere. Did smaller portions of any main dish for kids which made a change from the norm! Highly recommended.

Ian B.7 months ago · 0 reviews

A nice place to spend the evening especially so in the summer right by the canal They couldn't help a noisy table of blokes and the service was very polite . Food was of a good standard with no complaints on the quality . Not too much choice for vegetarians tho . Be prepared for a large meal and if you have a smallish appetite I suggest you do not have starters . The steaks are great value and very nice - flavoursome, huge and cooked as requested . The fish and chips is equally large with very nice batter and great chips . No room though for the deserts . The only issue really was slow service which others have mentioned as well I note . Not a problem for us as we had not seen our friends for a long while so plenty of time to catch up BUT it would have been nice to have been kept in touch with explanations as to why we waited I think about half an hour for the starters. Still we would recommend it - just don't expect to be in and out quickly although I am sure if you told them you wanted to eat quickly they might oblige .

Keith A.a year ago · 0 reviews

We had booked a table for 8 (including 2 children) for lunch on a Sunday to celebrate our son's birthday. The Admiral Nelson is in a lovely canal-side setting and has a nice relaxed atmosphere. The food was excellent and although there was no specific children's menu the smaller portions provided were just right. All in all we had a very enjoyable time and would (indeed have) thoroughly recommend the Admiral Nelson to anyone looking to have excellent food in a convivial atmosphere without breaking the bank.

Mike D.5 months ago · 0 reviews

I like The Admiral Nelson, I have been twice when passing through Braunston on the canal. The beer selection is varied and from talking to regulars changes quite rapidly; totally different this time to last. The menu has several items (if not all ) that must be home made and there were a few specials on the mirror. I really enjoyed my pumpkin and ginger soup followed by steak and chorizo pie. Well worth a visit.

David D.a year ago · 0 reviews

Booked in restaurant, for my wife's birthday whilst on a weekend break, based on website menu. On arrival, Monday evening, told only bar menu was available on Mondays. This was not made clear on website or during booking. If we had known would have gone elsewhere. On a positive note the food was excellent and the service slow but acceptable for the quality. This was our second visit so we know what they are capable and will return the next time we are in the area.

Manja R.a year ago · 0 reviews

When my husband, a friend and I arrived for our Sat 12 o'clock lunch booking we received a very friendly welcome and the food turned out to be delicious and very nicely presented. The only downside was that the pub was so very cold (it had been a frosty night) that the friend whom we had invited had to put on his coat on again. Not till we mentioned the coldness was the heating switched on. The ladies' loos were also very cold, but were spotlessly clean w nice decor. We will be very happy to visit again when the weather gets warmer.

David R.a year ago · 0 reviews

Brilliant food, good pleasant service, slightly pricey but worth it. Only complaint was size of portions. Huge! Both of us being "of the third age" we don't have the appetites we did and faced with Desperate Dan Cow Pie size portion of Lambshank pie was a bit daunting. Very tasty though. It was a shame in that it meant we didn't have room for the excellent looking puddings and had to make do with sharing an ice cream.