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“Worst Meal For A Long Time” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Green Man

Green Man
High Street, Lavendon MK46 4HA, England
01234 712611
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Lavendon
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Northampton, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Worst Meal For A Long Time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Avoid at all costs, went for our wedding anniversary and had a terrible meal.

Starters did not come out together had to prompt staff to fetch the rest of the order.

Ordered mixed grill, medium rare, came out well done and cold chips. The egg was congealed and looked like it has been sitting there for a while.

Was given feedback form and begged by staff to mention them and give them good feedback.

A special occasion ruined, would never go back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“good sunday lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

the service was excellent and the waiter was very friendly and helpful.When we asked if the plates for the mains could be hot as most places we had gone to the plates were stone cold he even made a note on the order for us although he said all the food was served on hot plates.The starters of prawn cocktail and minestrone were delicious.The roasts of beef and pork were very good......and yes the plates were hot ,the waiter checked every thing was ok.I would go as far as saying that was thebest pork I have eaten for ages.The best part came when for dessert we had the trio of desserts to share and that was absolutely divine.We would definitely be calling back for a meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Olney, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Is this a pub or is it a restaurant?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

As locals we use the Green Man mainly for a social drink a couple of times a week and occasionally for a meal. However, unless you have a menu in hand you will have a lengthy wait at the bar. The bar staff, usually only the one are expected to answer the phone, make coffees and take meal payments as well as serving at the bar. As regulars, the 'friendly' management have only spoken to us on a couple of occasions which were only when we were eating. The staff are always busy doing ' at table service' with the result that the other tables inside and out are neglected to the extent you have to clear your own table. The pub does not appear to have any atmosphere, there is no advertising of any specials, events advertised on flyers did not seem to happen and have since disappeared. The menu is very basic and is of a pub standard, not a restaurant standard, perhaps they should make more of an effort to welcome their regulars as there is a very good alternative pub over the road which serves some really tasty homemade food as well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good pub food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We got exactly what we wanted from our visit to the Green Man. Good Food, good ales &wine, and good service. I have given this pub/restaurant an "average" tripadvisor rating, as it wasn't "very good" and if tripadvisor had a good rating that is what it would be!. Great menu choices, and the service was only let down at the end when we were left too long when we wanted to pay our bill. In the end we went to the bar to pay. I would visit again if in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Flat lager”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

As a local I use this pub quite often. I hate to say I only go in now as it is so close. When the pub was green king the service was great & the beers top notch. Since old english inns have taken over the pub has declined rapidly. I have never been to a pub where the lagers are so flat(due to glasses apparently). Waiting for a beer is a long process unless you have a menu in hand. It is always understaffed & you can really feel the transient managers are under pressure to save money. What was a great pub is now no better than a wetherspoons. A sad truth.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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