The Admiral Nelson has a bit of a chequered history. The building itself dates back to 1730 and pre-dates the canal. It was originally a farm building and cows were milked where the restaurant is today and a green grocer’s shop which opened onto the lock side was where we have our skittles room now.

The historic Admiral Nelson canal-side pub & restaurant, Lock No. 3, Grand Union Canal, Braunston, Northamptonshire

Leslie Morton of Fellows, Morton & and Clayton used the pub as offices in the twilight days of canal carrying and it is said to be haunted by a figure in black that walks through the walls to the adjoining cottage.