Save The Nelson’s

by The Nelson’s in London, England, United Kingdom

Save The Nelson’s

Total raised £10,150

raised so far



It’s the same situation for most bars and restaurants. Loosing Decembers trade was the biggest blow, sadly still have rent and bills to pay.

by The Nelson’s in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 22nd March 2021 we'd raised £10,020 with 82 supporters in 83 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

The amount is to cover the rent during closure. Our rent is pretty huge, and especially dependant on the Sundays and the local trade from Colombia Road flower market, another event that has been on limited access since March.

The Nelson’s (aka The Nelson’s Head and Fanny Nelsons) has been a community pub for centuries. It has changed hands a lot over the last few decades, but has always remained independent.


Even without COVID, the location of the venue makes us very dependent on the local Columbia Road flower market, something that has also been seriously hampered during 2020, and another location full of independent businesses struggling with the ever changing climate.

We have attempted both delivery and takeaway trade, however these are not the normal strategies for a primarily wet-trade pub. To keep up with the ever changing government rules, we’ve also had to renovate our kitchen to launch food at all times (previously just focusing on making an awesome Sunday roast!).1609169177_9fde82b2-6a9a-4c98-a4cc-6602a1e19379.jpeg

Even with the apparent end in sight for this virus, our deposit has been exhausted. The government support we have received barely touched the sides for the total amount of months we have lost trade, not to mention the additional staffing requirements when open, and the additional amount of expiring stock.1609169496_61a94864-b7dd-4ead-8f9e-6d548625c04d.jpeg

Right now we are still here and we are confident we are going to endure through this. Sadly if trade began as normal right now, the restrictions brought on by the tier system really reduces the income we bring in, and compulsory meals make it even harder to get customers in outside of meal times.1609170108_ce288412-694a-4040-b89f-541030ba2c09.jpeg

While we don’t like to beg, any donations we receive will make sure The Nelson’s stays open for a long time after all of this epidemic is behind us. Most of our staff are on furlough while closed, any available shifts are being given to independent bartenders who would normally be invoicing for back to back events at this time of year.

The primary use for the donations will be to cover the missing rent, it is the largest chunk to sort out by a long shot. We are fortunate to have a landlord who isn’t hounding us for money, however it doesn’t stop the debt rising and each passing month makes it seem harder to be able to pay back.

We’ve seen some crowdfunders offer money off for future endeavours, but I see that causing problems later on. If you would like to support us in that way, I would suggest just checking out to see if we are open. The best support is genuinely trade, so come in and buy a few extra drinks while you’re here! 

Besides that any support really helps, especially to cover all of the closure we have endured throughout.


This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 Cocktail donation

Donate a tenner and we will post you a cocktail of your choosing. Sending out Negronis, Espresso Martinis and Passionfruit Martinis.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£25 or more

£25 FUTURE ...

Pledge us £25 today to go towards keeping the Nelson’s open for years to come!

£50 or more

£50 FUTURE...

Pledge £50 today to go towards keeping the Nelson’s open for years to come!

£50 or more

£50 Case of Wine

Donate £50 to The Nelson’s and we will send you 6 bottles (75cl) of one of our available wines

£60 or more

£60 Case of Prosecco

Donate £60 to The Nelson’s and we will send you 6 bottles (75cl) of one our Prosecco, Fontenessa

£60 or more

£60 Gin and mixers pack

2 bottles of Beefeater gin (70cl) and 2 bottles (200ml) of each Fever Tree: raspberry rose soda, Mexican lime soda, Mediterranean tonic, elderflower tonic, regular Toni and slimline tonic - total 12 bottles of mixer.

£60 or more

£60 Vodka and elderflower pack

2 bottles of Absolut vodka (70cl), and 4 bottles (200ml) of each Fever Tree elderflower tonic water, regular tonic water, and Schweppes lemonade. 12 mixers total

£100 or more

£100 FUTURE....

Pledge £100 today to go towards keeping the Nelson’s open for years to come!

£25 or more

£25 ‘beer me’

Pledge us £25 and we’ll send you a twelve pack of beers as a thank you! Six Pistonhead Kustom lager and Six Camdenoff menu IPA available

£50 or more

£50 Aperol Spritz pack

Donate £50 to The Nelson’s and we will send you 2 bottles (75cl) of Fontessa Prosecco, 1 bottle (70cl) of Aperol and 1 bottle (100cl) of Schweppes soda water

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