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Nelson Arms

19 Cromer Street

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Opening Times


Monday3.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Tuesday3.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Wednesday3.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Thursday3.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Friday3.00 pm - 11.30 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.30 pm
SundayNoon - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon No Service
Tue - Thu 6pm - 8pm
Fri 6pm - 8.30pm
Sat noon - 8pm
Sun noon - 4pm



About the Pub

Beautifully refurbished side street local a few minutes walk from Tonbridge station featuring an always interesting selection of cask ales, real ciders and keg beers. Formerly a failing Shepherd Neame house, the Nelson re-opened in May 2018 and has been rejuvenated under the stewardship of multi award-winning owners, Matt and Emma. The pub's interior has a nautical theme as evidenced by the choice of the Nelson Saloon, Trafalgar Snug, Hardy's Public Bar and Victory Sports Bar. Spacious and comfortable, the decorations include a ship's wheel, naval brasses, a Nelson painting, a barometer and a ship in a bottle along with much breweriana. The sports fan is well served with televisions and a drop-down screen for the bigger sporting occasions. The cask beers offer a range of styles and beer rarely seen in the area, and are supplemented by 10 keg taps. Real Kentish cider is served from Chiddingstone, Turners, Dudda's Tun & others from further afield.

Sunday roasts are served until 4pm.

Live music, usually in the form of duos, is performed on regular Saturday evenings.

CAMRA local branch Pub of the Year 2022.

CAMRA local branch Cider Pub of the Year 2022.

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 8 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Kent --varies--
  • Rother Valley --varies--
  • Surrey Hills --varies--

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Chiddingstone, Dudda's Tun, Turners, Dunkertons.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Not Monday.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Monday or Sunday.

  • Garden Garden

    Paved rear area.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts, board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Nelson Arms

19 Cromer Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.192823, 0.264597


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Arriva: 211

Nearby Station (400m)


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Nelson Arms - Tonbridge

Nelson Arms

19 Cromer Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Additional Services
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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