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The Green Man

British, Pub, Gastropub
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59 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
01223 844669
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tucked away deep within the Cambridgeshire countryside, The Green Man...
Tucked away deep within the Cambridgeshire countryside, The Green Man champions time-honoured British fare from a trusty menu. Tender beef cheek croquette and braised ox tongue matched with mature Suffolk blue cheese, heritage tomatoes and colourful nasturtium leads the light bites on The Green Man menu, while tenderloin, belly and head of pork slow-cooked in cider steers the main courses. Enjoy a golden cask ale or cider in the sprawling beer garden, or keep warm inside with the cosy woodburner and squashy armchairs.
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very average

Sunday lunch was very average. My Caesar salad was not very appetising at all, with too many big chunks of chicken on top. No attempt to make it look delicious. I was disappointed. Are they enjoying their location a little too much to worry about attention to detail?

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Allison H
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having walked out of a nearby establishment for not offering much of a lighter lunch menu, we are so pleased to have gone next door to The Green Man. Our goats cheese and onion marmalade baguettes were very tasty indeed, the chips cooked to perfection...crisp!! All the staff were most friendly, our dogs were welcome, and sitting under a flowering... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Sunday lunch was very average. My Caesar salad was not very appetising at all, with too many big chunks of chicken on top. No attempt to make it look delicious. I was disappointed. Are they enjoying their location a little too much to worry about attention to detail?

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The staff could not do enough - all three of us needed the usual menu choices changing slightly. The response - "of course - no problem"!! And then the food was so tasty and delicious... My 16 year old son wolfed his burger down and pronounced it "the best meal I've had out ever"! Thank you and well done!!

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We arrived for lunch on a decidedly chilly early April day and choose to eat in the bar alongside the open fire. My sandwich was tasty, it was served with a mug of skinny fries and a small salad. My wife's soup was heavy on the thyme and black pepper which might have overpowered lesser mortals with more sensitive palettes... More 

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We met at The Green Man as a family for lunch for our Ruby Wedding. Originally there were ten of us, so, as requested, we pre-ordered our food. Maybe this was a mistake. Four of the main courses, plaice, and Caesar salads were overcooked, as were the vegetables with the plaice. However, this problem was sorted with replacements and adjustments.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Myself and my husband went for Sunday lunch. Fast service - however, we were told that if you haven't a reservation, you could be waiting up to an hour for food. We were in early so didn't wait too long at all. Great food, friendly staff and such a characteristic pub. It just oozes with history. Definitely worth a visit.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Grandchester is a lovely village, one of those where it seems time has stopped and it has managed to keep its full character and personality. There are 3 pubs and you wouldn't believe that all of them courld survive in such a small place. So, what is the secret? There is no secret, a normal combination of character, a landlord... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Had a Sunday roast here for Mother in Law's birthday. Food was great - service friendly but a little slow at times. I believe they were having connection issues with the payment machine which delayed the staff. I would go back - worth a try.

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south wales
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Grantchester is a quaint little village near Trumpington, Cambridge and this old world pub does really good food. We paid £18 for the special which was sea bass. It had a walnut crust on it and it was on a bed of mashed potato with lemon balm in it. You can walk to the river near here. Very pretty (and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went to the Green Man in Grantchester and had some mussels done the traditional way with white wine sauce. The mussels were great, sauce was awesome and the bread that came with them was brill. The pub is inviting, friendly and warm and with good food, what more do you want.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Grantchester
  • Phone Number: 01223 844669

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Description

Tucked away deep within the Cambridgeshire countryside, The Green Man champions time-honoured British fare from a trusty menu. Tender beef cheek croquette and braised ox tongue matched with mature Suffolk blue cheese, heritage tomatoes and colourful nasturtium leads the light bites on The Green Man menu, while tenderloin, belly and head of pork slow-cooked in cider steers the main courses. Enjoy a golden cask ale or cider in the sprawling beer garden, or keep warm inside with the cosy woodburner and squashy armchairs.

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