RestaurantsEssexGreat WalthamCM3

Harden's says

One of the oldest pubs in Essex, The Green Man, by the river Chelmer, has been lovingly restored by local lads Chris and Jeff Galvin. The menu focuses on classic pub dishes made with local ingredients. Craft ales are also a feature.

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Summary

£65
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The Galvin brothers’ “very busy” fourteenth-century pub out in rural Essex – with glazed dining area attached – is particularly “good if the weather’s nice and you can sit outside” but inside can become “too noisy due to the lack of sound-deadening furnishings”. All reports, though, agree the cooking is “superb”. “There is always something going on, and one of their excellent regular events is a monthly food book club, featuring guest chefs”.

Summary

£65
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The Galvin brothers’ “very busy” fourteenth-century pub out in rural Essex – with glazed dining area attached – is particularly “good if the weather’s nice and you can sit outside” but inside can become “too noisy due to the lack of sound-deadening furnishings”. All reports, though, agree the cooking is “superb”. “There is always something going on, and one of their excellent regular events is a monthly food book club, featuring guest chefs”.

Summary

£41
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Some reporters “expected more from a Galvin venture”, find this two-year-old member of their highly rated stable – an ancient pub (est 1341), nowadays with a modern glass dining area – as “just average”. In most feedback, though, it wins praise for bringing their “excellent food to the heart of the Essex countryside”. Its multiple menus can be expensive by pub standards, but there’s an “excellent-value set lunch” and a “good selection a la carte with daily fresh fish option”.

Summary

£40
    £
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Fans of the Galvins “very buzzy” (and “noisy”) new country pub – dating from the 14th century and set in 1.5 acres – hail it as a “fabulous Essex restaurant, with fantastic interior design and clever food”“like a superior London spot, but retaining the warmth and character of a really welcoming local”. But there are a fair number of critics too, who say “the brothers can do better than this”, and who feel it’s “very pricey”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
14, 8, 10, 12
No dress code
220

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £17.50
SundayLunch £25.50 £29.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £21.50 £3.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Howe St, Great Waltham, CM3 1BG
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑5 pm

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