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“Unique Pub / Coffee Shop Experience”

The Green Man Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Takeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $24
Cuisines: Grill
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Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: A fully licensed pub/restaurant at The Green Man in Takeley with high quality food and a relaxed and pleasant ambience. All dishes are home-cooked from locally sourced ingredients. A la carte menu for lunch and evening and Sunday roasts.
London
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Unique Pub / Coffee Shop Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Stopped here with the kids & their cousins for lunch during a family bike ride in nearby Hatfield Forest. Very warm welcome from the manager and bar staff.

We sat outside in the tidily kept seating area to the side of the pub. Only criticism is it's very close to the road so a bit noisy but there isn't really much they can do about that.

The real ale was very good - it's obviously well kept. The food we had was good quality - most of us went for the standard pub fare fish and chips which was novelly served in a mini frying cage on a block of wood. The chips were a bit scarce but it was cooked fine and there was an excellent tartare sauce.

"Pudding" was coffee and cake from the adjoining coffee shop - a really unique selling point and it worked very well the cake was on display for the customer to choose and proper espresso which you don't always get "in the sticks".

The kids were catered for very well with their own menu - and there was a bookcase of games for them in the bar which kept them busy for a while.

Only criticism is on the value for money front: there certainly is a bit of a gastro feel to the inside of the pub but it was lost a bit sat outside in the May sunshine so maybe a bit over priced.

Overall though, a thoroughly enjoyable visit and somewhere we will definitely be returning to with poor Mrs S who unfortunately couldn't make this trip and missed out on the whole pub / coffee shop experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Ottawa, Illinois
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just to eat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Great place for food. More then you can eat and good. Not over priced. Very nice pub with a friendly staff. Would go back just for that.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Edward S
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Takeley, United Kingdom
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“Great for a large group”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

I celebrated my birthday with my family recently; and the staff at the Green Man couldn't have done enough to ensure it was a special occasion. There was 14 of us and the pub gave us the coffee shop area for our exclusive use. The food was great, service was excellent and my family ( all of which came from far and wide ) were very complimentary of the pub and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank RB444_13
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Bordeaux, France
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great place for a get together”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

We went to the Green Man with some friends and family the morning after our wedding at a nearby hotel.

This was an ideal spot for a cup of good quality coffee and piece of homemade cake on a Saturday morning. We had time and space to talk and catch up whilst relaxing in the comfort of the bar.

It is beautifully decorated, even with some chairs and tables outside for days when the sun shines.

The combination of traditional pub plus cafe is great, something for everyone and very nicely done.

We had arranged to meet there directly with the Manager, Gary, who was helpful, organised and very welcoming.

Next time we are in the area we will make sure we have time to stop for lunch or just a drink. A great little spot which is an asset to the local area.

  • Visited April 2013
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“A traditional pub with a modern twist great food and a friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Went to the Green man in Takeley for lunch and was pleasantly surprised to find a totally refurbished pub with very modern decor the food was fantastic and every one was very friendly including both staff and locals would highly recommend it

  • Visited May 2013
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