My last post took me to High Barnet and then Hell and back, the whole point of heading to the far reaches of the Northern line was to experience this pub . And a fine experience it was. However I couldn’t go all that way without visiting a few more pubs, so walking past Ye Olde Mitre Inne I headed west toward The Lord Nelson.
Its hidden away from the main road down a small residential side street, of course expecting it to be on the main road I initially walked straight past it. A traditional pub it looked rather splendid in the bright October sunshine. Inside, carpeted and wallpapered, it was a perfect manifestation of a traditional pub, apart from the fact it was almost empty, aside from one old boy sat at the bar.
There was a fair bit of bric-a-brack around the place, including a collection of salt & pepper pots as you can see beyond old boy in the picture above, there was also a nautical theme with various models and paintings of sailing ships dotted around the pub.
The Lord Nelson is a Youngs pub, so I wasn’t expecting too much on the beer front. I was correct.
Just the two beers on, ideal for some, but not for me, I needed some hops. A lovely comfortable pub but ultimately a disappointment for me with two rather plain beers to choose from, so I downed my very ordinary pint of ordinary and headed back east.