About us

We are proud to say that The Admiral Nelson is a family run free house; an ingredient which many told us would benefit with the pubs success. For years The Admiral Nelson has been managed by tenants who had no plan to be in it for the long haul but for us when we took over in 2012, it became not just our business but also our home.

One of our ambitions for The Nelson is to become recognized for good quality, locally sourced food at prices that won’t break the bank. Our Head Chef Liam, son to Mark & Pam has been in the catering industry for many years with experience from all over the world. With a passion for high quality freshly prepared food, he is very passionate about what dishes are being cooked up in his kitchen! The path from field to plate excites him and he believes that farmers do not always get the recognition they deserve. He doesn’t believe in “fancy food” he simply believes in letting good ingredients do the talking, an approach we hope will help see customers come back all year round.

We use local suppliers such as Braunston Village Meats, our very own village butcher who supplies us with great meats and homemade pork pies. We also take full advantage of a Water Buffalo Farm which is right on our door step in Napton; they provide us with fabulous mince for our tasty burgers. Our tender Black and Gold steaks are second to none, these are cut to order and delivered to us directly from Steve Betts butchers which is based just a short drive away in Banbury. In the bar you will find four hand pumps for real ales,  three of which are ever changing guest ales and the fourth is for our very own ‘Admirals Ale’. This is brewed especially for us by local micro-brewery Merrimen who are based in Litchborough. At 4.5% and only £3 per pint this always proves to be a favourite by locals and visitors alike. We stock a great range of Tall Horse house wine and of course, a world selection of ‘buy by the bottle’ wines which are all supplied to us by Olivin.

Come rain or shine our front of house manager Holly and her team will be happy to greet you with a warm welcome, you will find cosy sofas and an open log fire in the bar area where we allow dogs. Outside we offer plenty of seating to enjoy the weather in the summer months, taking full advantage of the location to watch the boats and passing trade go by.

We can cater for special occasions too – birthday parties, christenings, funerals and hen/stag parties to name a few. Please get in touch if this is something you would like to discuss and we can offer tailored price packages to suit your needs.