The Lord Nelson

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The Lord Nelson
8 Trafalgar Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4DG
  • Telephone 0131 555 6777
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 4–11–pm; Fri & Sat 2pm–1am; Sun 3–11pm.
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The Lord Nelson

A cosy neighbourhood bar with gin, wine, whisky and two cask ale taps, where bringing your own food or vinyl is welcomed.

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It’s worth passing the message around about the new Lord Nelson, because for years this pub just off Ferry Road has been very much a locals-only affair. Now under new management, however, it’s a great place for a sociable pint. While it’s benefited from a complete redecoration and the addition of some comfy chairs, all the old features have been accentuated, including an island bar with high seating around it and dark wood panelling on the walls which gives a classic feel. There’s a short cocktail list, a couple of cask ales and a decent selection of whiskies, although an expanded drinks range to go with the planned cold food might be welcome. To add to the new-found sense of welcome, there’s also a quiz on Wednesdays and a Vinyl Sundays night when customers can bring their own records or play the bar’s collection on the turntable at the back.

  • High point: Perfect for drinks once the Pitt food market closes for the evening
  • Low point: A wider stock of beers would be appreciated

Off-the-beaten-track pub in Leith with a great range of Gin, cask ale, wine, toasties & pickled eggs!

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  • Provides: Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Customer selections from the bar's record collection.
  • Live entertainment: Quiz on Wed, Vinyl Sundays on Sun.
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £15 per bottle