The Lord Nelson
Our Beer Man’s Verdict
Tucked away in a quiet street in one of the quieter parts of Leith, the Lord Nelson probably won’t attract a great amount of random passing trade.
I didn’t even know it was there until I stumbled across it by chance and decided to pop in to check it out.
Not a pub I ever visited in its previous incarnation under the same name, by all accounts the refurbishment has transformed the place inside and out.
It’s an appealing venue, a classic local pub – cosy and relaxed – with a warm and hospitable welcome from staff.
The draught keg beer selection is generic and in line with countless other pubs in the area.
However, the two cask pulls were more enticing and priced at just £3 a pint on my visit.
Ghost Ship from Suffolk-based Adnams is a beer I always enjoy and it was typically tasty here: bags of pithy citrus and similar to its Scottish counterpart, Jarl.
The Timothy Taylor Golden Best was difficult to get excited about but okay.
So the beer is fine and I sense there will always be something decent on to sample.
But the Lord Nelson offers more than that. It feels like a pub rooted in its community like all the best pubs.
It’s worth a visit if you’re in the area and looking for a quick drink or somewhere to linger with the papers – a warm welcome is assured.
Address: The Lord Nelson, 8 Trafalgar Street, Edinburgh EH6 4DG