The Lord Nelson

The Lord Nelson is an iconic Geelong pub steeped in history and an old favourite among the locals. After an eight month renovation, the Nelson has been restored, refurbished and re-opened to the public. The first step was to revive the original 1920s façade and the second was to include the rich heritage of the pubs namesake, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson. The decoration and design of the pub is emblematic of the great Victorian-style pub.

First Judges’ Comments 2017

Good meals, generous servings and value for money

Diner at the refurbished Lord Nelson Hotel on the corner of Bellarine and Ryrie Streets Geelong is an absolute pleasure. The charming Victorian Parlour Dining room is cosy and comfortable. The mouth-watering menu offers delicious and generous sized entrees, mains and desserts, and great gluten free options. The wine, beer and drinks list was extensive, and the staff are delightful, professional and attentive. Pricing of meals and drinks was modest and the value for money impressive. This is not your average pub. We recommend the Lord Nelson!

Special strengths

Refurbished interior, friendly and helpful service, good drinks list and selection of meals, generous servings, family friendly and good value for money.

2017 Awards

  • FINALIST – Best Hotel Dining – Sponsored by Comcater P/L

2016 Regional Awards

  • FINALIST Best Hotel Dining sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd.


Bellerine Street
3220 VIC AU
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Hotel Dining Contemporary Australian Cuisine Gluten free available Seven Days Mondays to Sundays 11.30 am to Late Cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard and Entertainment $ Bookings recommended Street parking and public parking close by