Situated just between Hackney Road and Columbia Road sits The Nelson's. A welcoming LGBTQ+ pub, it does a roaring Sunday trade and a traditional roast dinner. The new owners, Benjamin Todd (former Home & Casita manager) and Stagg & Barber Events (running bars from festivals to Royal Ascot) have each brought their ideas to the site in the redesign, and the new drinks on offer.
It’s a great place for an easy lager and a cheese toastie, or a failsafe wine from the list. There is a pretty extensive gin menu available too, with more than twenty to choose from.The beer taps also churn out a number of craft beers (Deviant & Dandy and Goose Island) and a number of cans are available if you want to take advantage of the takeaway license.
UK Open Mic hosts a great night every Thursday from 7pm (sign up on its website if you’d like to play), while karaoke takes place on Sundays from 7pm. Sliding a bookcase aside reveals a fairy-lit staircase to an extra little secret bar downstairs, used for party bookings of 20-40 people.