After eight years on Gibraltar’s party circuit, Casemates’ Lord Nelson has recently undergone a major makeover. Not only does the Bar Brasserie now have new decor, a new audiovisual system and a new menu, it also has a brand new management team – let’s introduce them.
Gareth and Stuart, despite only being in their early 30s, bring a wealth of experience to the table. Both have been in key management roles for leading pub operators in the UK gaining a plethora of plaudits and qualifications. Their most successful venture was the Anchor in Bedford where they held the license for three years and did a roaring local trade in food and beverage. High standards of customer service come as second nature to both, particularly for Gareth who served dignitaries and royals as part of Concorde’s cabin crew, winning an Award for Excellence in the process.
Gareth comments, “Our vision for the Lord Nelson is to retain its fantastic atmosphere and reputation then increase food sales with our fresh looking menu, instil excellent standards throughout via continuous staff training and achieve targets set by our Directors. We’ll of course stay true to our ‘Live Music Venue of the Year’ reputation. In short, we hope that every guest who visits the Lordy goes on to spread the word about how good it was.”
The strictly over 18s venue which is the official home to Gibraltar Rugby Club is gearing up for a fantastically busy summer. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Lord Nelson will have Live Music featuring both ‘home-grown’ and ‘imported’ talent. A new menu will include homemade pizzas, jacket potatoes, burritos, a selection of sizzlers, prime steaks and paninis all freshly prepared on the premises. Meanwhile, an extensive wine list, six draught beers and plenty of imported bottled varieties will keep every thirst quenched – and they’re still also offering tea or coffee for £1.20 with complimentary newspapers.
Gareth finishes, “Stuart and I are delighted that we made the move from the UK to Gibraltar. We’ve fallen in love with the Gibraltarian culture and relaxed way of life and can’t wait to continue the Lord Nelson’s reign as number one bar in Casemates”.
The pub’s Directors John and Andy Hunter have been part of the Gibraltar hospitality scene for 20 years and have five bars under their stewardship – Gibraltar Arms, The Star Bar, Lord Nelson, O’Reilly’s Irish Pub and the Britannia Bar within the Cruise Terminal.