Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘neighbourhood charm’, Fanny Nelsons knocks it out the park when it comes to a cosy space to sit at the bar and possibly never leave. Met by beaming smiles from their gorgeous staff (who are seriously knowledgeable when it comes to their wine) this feels like you’re hanging out in your friends house who just happen to have a bar in their front room.
Renovated as an homage to Lord Nelson’s long suffering wife Fanny, who had to stand by and watch Nelson embark on a highly public affair with Emma Hamilton, we love the nod to the site’s past, once a London pub called ‘Lord Nelson’ that has stood on this site since the early nineteenth century. Expect naval history in abundance. It feels slightly like you’re on a rather grand ship.
The wine list is impeccable; their house wine is one of the finest we’ve found, with the option to buy a glass, carafe or bottle (we’d recommend the bottle). They also have a huge list of local ales as well as the rarer sight of natural wines, fermented with orange and the suchlike it’s definitely worth a sip or three. Food is simple but delicious. We’d quite like to just move in.