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Thatch & Thistle

Surrey Road, Nelson , Lancashire  BB9 7TZ View Map.

General Manager:

Emma Thompson.

pub opening times breakfast times main menu times
Sunday - Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 12mn
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 12noon Daily 11am - 10pm

Whats New & Forthcoming Events

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What is new & forthcoming in 2016

What's New & Forthcoming

Fresh Takeaway Cakes:

We now serve fresh cakes to takeaway from £3.29 per slice.

Weekend Breakfast now being served Saturday & Sunday.

Our very own 'BIG Bean' coffee is available now in Hungry Horse! Have a cup and tell us what you think. Enjoy here or take away from just 99p.


We re-opened following a refurbishment Summer 2014. Fresh new look having being decorated plus the added bonus of a new family dining area, kids entertainment machines & several booth seating with TV's in them. Also outside new decking, furniture & smoking shelter with heating & lighting. Come see us soon.

About Us

Thatch & Thistle is situated on the outskirts of the town of Nelson, nea... Read more

About our venue

Thatch & Thistle is situated on the outskirts of the town of Nelson, near Pendle Hill. Come off the M65 at Junction 13 and you have found us! Built in 1996 this modern day, open plan pub has the look of a much older venue. We are part of the Hungry Horse concept with food available from an extensive menu. There is a range of wines to choose from to complement your meal or a selection of real ales if you prefer. With no loud music to spoil your train of thought the atmosphere here is relaxed, warm and friendly. This is a place to relax in comfort and enjoy a good conversation with friends or family over a quality drink or tasty meal. Our clientele are generally over 25. Here at the Thatch & Thistle we strive for quality in food, drink and service. Come along soon and try out this sociable pub.

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Our Food & Menus

So many tastes so little time! Our great value family food and drinks, from ... Read more

Hungry Horse food

So many tastes so little time! Our great value family food and drinks, from steaks to salad and the Super Horse kids menu; there's something for everyone! Alongside the extensive main menu kids can build their own meal at Hungry Horse with our fun Kids Pick 'n' Mix menu. If you need a little more on your plate try the larger meals. All kids get a free activity pack.

Breakfast Times

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 12noon

Main Menu Times

Daily 11am - 10pm


Main Menu.

Kids Menu.

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Have a Party Here

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Have a Party


We can cater for occasions such as funerals, birthdays etc in a reserved area of the bar & buffets can be provided however there is no separate room. Buffet menu now available.

Our Drinks

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Our Drinks

Drinks on Draught

Birra Moretti, Budweiser, Carling Extra Cold, Fosters, San Miguel, Stella Artois, John Smith's Extra Smooth, Guinness Extra Cold, Strongbow Cider & Strongbow Dark Fruit Cider

Real Ale

Greene King Abbot Ale (5.0% ABV), Greene King IPA (3.6% ABV), Greene King Old Speckled Hen (4.5% ABV), 2 Guest ales from Moorhouse Brewery & 3 Seasonal Guest ales

Other Drinks

Cocktail List, Range of Wines, Tea & Big Bean Coffee

We are accredited for excellence in service of our quality real ales.

Drinks Promotions:

All Day Every Day:

Selected bottles & Bombs 2 for £5.00.
Double up on selected branded spirits for an extra £1.00 & £1.50.

Wine Wednesday:

Selected bottle of wine only £5.00 all day.

Friday & Saturday after 5pm:

Selected drinks including cocktails 2 for £5.00.

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Our Entertainment

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Our Entertainment


Quiz from 9.30pm.


Children's Entertainer at weekend.

Every Other Saturday

Live Entertainment - please visit our Facebook page.

Freeview Sky Sports

4 TV Screens, 9 Booth Seating Screens.


  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Outside Seating Areas to the front of the pub with heaters & lighting in the surrounding trees
  • Beer Garden to the rear
  • Large Car Park
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome when dining until 9pm
  • Dogs Welcome outside on a lead
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • ATM Machine
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted