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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Green Man

The Green Man
Ranked #10 of 79 Restaurants in Witham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$20
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to The Green Man, situated in the idyllic village of Little Braxted and located conveniently to the A12. Stunningly refurbished, the interior is a clever blend of old and new with oak beam & log fires to keep you warm in the winter. In the kitchen the emphasis is truly on everything local. Cooking at the The Green Man is the essence of a modern country public house and great fresh food is always available. On the daily specials menu, for example, you might find Rib Eye Steak, Pan Fried Sea Bream or Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad, and the dessert portions are not for the faint hearted. Outside in our beautiful garden we have picnic tables so you can enjoy Al fresco dining during the warmer months. Little Braxted is set in beautiful countryside with fantastic picturesque walks, this establishment makes a great stopping place for keen walkers & cyclists.
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had been going to this pub for over 6 years, and decided to go today to see what it was like after the change of owners and a refurb. The pub was in need of a refurb, but the history has been taken out of it and you could be sitting in any other bland restaurant.
I ordered skate which had to be sent back as it was undercooked, my husband had the beef which was average. My daughter enjoyed her ham, egg and chips but then that isn't too difficult to get wrong.
The meals are expensive and really not worth it. The staff were pleasant and tried to help by suggesting the other fish dish, which I didn't want in the first place. As I don't eat meat, I wasn't left with much choice and had a bowl of chips. The one thing we liked about this place was that it didn't have chips!
They gave us complimentary drinks and my daughters dessert, but we won't be back. Its a shame as we used to go there 2-3 times a month, usually a large group of us (8+) and had our family Christmas meal there (15 of us). I won't be recommending any one to go there.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Joannap2109
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Under new ownership”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

The pub has now been refurbished and the heart and soul has been put in the skip.
There is little room to park now as the parking space at the front of the pub is now covered with tables for drinkers as most of the inside is set up for diners.
We managed to find a table in the middle bar and sat with our very expensive drinks (£10, usually £8 at other pubs) and had to listen to a bunch of foul mouthed business men who had no respect for the girl that was with them or any other female in the bar. It has certainly gone down hill since Matt gave up a couple of years ago, sorry to say we wont be going back its a shame as it was a lovely country pub but now resembles something from Chelmsford.

  • Visited June 2014
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6 Thank robert s
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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Can not fault and will be going back!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

I held the reception for my sons christening here we were given private use of half of the pub! The food was lovely and lots of people complemented on the food it's was finger food but very very nice finger foods such as wraps and stuffed jackets, chicken and sausages all done a little different so they were not just plain and boring, there was a lovely garden out the back in which we had photos take, drinks were reasonably priced and staff were very helpful I would defiantly be going back there to hold other events all in all we were 100% happy!!

  • Visited April 2014
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5 Thank Hicks21
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Stephen H, Owner at The Green Man, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Hicks21

Many thanks for your kind words, however we are now closed.

Stephen
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“LOVELY LUNCH”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We have visited The Green Man on several occasions for Sunday lunch and have never been disappointed staff are always really pleasant and welcoming.

Went there yesterday for a late lunch and had an excellent 4 meat roast served with an ample selection of fresh vegetables, plus a tasty cauliflower cheese. The meal is well presented and considering the quality & quantity is very reasonably priced.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and we sat in their garden which was not overcrowded, but a relaxing retreat from so many other pubs which can get overfull and noisy at the weekends.

This is a great little pub & well worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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4 Thank Pangelica_11
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Stephen H, Owner at The Green Man, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Pangelica

Many thanks for your kind words, however we are now closed.

Stephen
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Really welcoming, homely pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

14 of us went to the Green Man for lunch whilst on a weekend away. The staff were really friendly and gave us our own space in a separate room to use as we liked. The service was brilliant. All the staff were very kind and helpful. The food was delicious and really reasonable. We didn't feel rushed or hassled and we enjoyed a long leisurely lunch. Great place.

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Fireflyk2
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Stephen H, Owner at The Green Man, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Firefly
Thanks very much for taking the time to write your review. I'm very glad that you liked our pub and really look forward to welcoming you back soon. Your comments have been passed onto the rest of the team.
Thanks again
Stephen
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