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The Green Man is a traditional cider house offering a full range of drinks and a food menu of pub classics, sharing platters and lighter bites. Entertainment includes regular live music and comedy.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-22:30

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The Green Man reviews

By Kelly H.

There are many pubs in London that pay homage to beer. The Green Man is different, choosing to celebrate cider. And the selection is just fantastic.

The Venue
The Green Man is a large, beautiful pub that cuts an impressive figure on the corner of Riding House Street and Nassau Street. The sprawling corner building is, obviously, olive green in colour with a pretty green and white striped canopy that hangs low over the street. Two old-fashioned lamps sit either side of the doorway, giving the pub a traditional appearance that isn’t contrived.

Inside, The Green Man is light and airy with white and cream walls, but it keeps it traditional with lots of dark heavy woods covering the bar, tables, chairs, floor and panels. There are also some beautiful old paintings that adorn the walls. Upstairs is even better, with bare brick, chandelier-style light fittings overhead and comfortable leather sofas sat alongside larger tables for groups looking to eat.

The Atmosphere
The Green Man is a popular pub with local office workers and the occasional tourist who has accidentally strayed a little too far from Oxford Street. Although it can get very busy on a Friday night after 6pm, the pub is large and airy enough that you don’t feel too squashed in, and the extra tables upstairs mean you might get lucky and find a seat. This is a place with an obvious love of cider but it also hosts entertainment events such as the monthly Air-Accordion Society comedy club.

The Food
The food at The Green Man languishes somewhere between traditional pub grub and gastro pub finery, with a ‘posh’ twist on the classics. Think pork and chorizo burger with caramelised red onion chips (£11), beer battered haddock and skin-on chips (£10), free range Gloucester Old Spot sausages with kale mash (£9.50), and ox cheek and red wine pie with buttered kale and mash (£11.50). Although quality ingredients add flair to the old favourites, the prices are still very reasonable, which is unusual for this area of London.

The Drink
Although the Green Man openly shares its love of cider, there is a fantastic dedication to the craft beer revolution as well. They have a wide range of the best craft beers available, all on draught, including Bernard Dark, Camden Brewery Hells Lager, Sierra Nevada, Meantime London Pale Ale, Sharps Doom Bar, Purity UBU, Knight of the Garter, Vedett Extra White, Kozel, Veltins, Estrella and Grolsch Blond. On top of this, the pub has one of the best cask selections of cider in London with seven (count ‘em) available on tap at any one time, covering options like Aspall Pipps Cross Cider, Sharps Cornish Orchard Cider and Old Rascal Cider. There’s even the pub’s own specially commissioned Green Man Special Cider from Westons.

The Last Word
The Green Man really does have it all, with a fantastic location, pretty aesthetic, good food and fantastic choice of draught beer and cider. Next time you’re in central London, head straight here.

By Dan L.

Guessing half the people that work there are posting but I stand by it when I say this place is NOT GOOD!

By Mona B.

Well, you are right about that - I actually got both there, about 2 weeks ago. The wrong dish, the long wait and a horrible food poisoning! Wich is a shame because the place has potential (that is if you remove the stuffed dead squirrels of the walls...)

By Toshiki O.

Wow are the people below this reviewing the same pub? I went in from early until close on a Saturday - Staff were really nice, service wasn't slow, wasn't fast, DJs playing great music, good crowd in there, food was good value for money, no complaints what so ever.

By Paul E.

i don't know what I've done to be treated so well here but i go here regularly for comedy nights and have always found the staff to be really friendly. i have eaten here too and all the food i have had has been great. lovely coronation chicken sandwich! the range of ciders is amazing and the special cellar cider could get you well on the way to having a good night. i have had to queue for a while at times but in fairness the pub is quite small and at peak times very busy so what do you expect. maybe the other reviews here are out of date or I'm just lucky but this pub is definitely worth a punt if you like cider.

By Dan L.

If you could rate 0 stars I would. Talk about a trainwreck - 30 minutes to bring out the wrong food to 3 people - 20 minutes to realise they ran out of Steak and nearly an hour waiting for everyone to get their food. Whatever people may say - eating here should definitely be a last resort - as you are more likely to get food poisoning that get served on time.

By John P.

I happen to stand off pavement once and one of the bar tender came out and started abusing me with swearing and stuff, I kind of igonred it and gone back to pavement realizing that its fine, may be its my mistake standing off pavement, but next week when I came again, he warned me again in a rude way, saying that you better not go off pavement and blahh blah and I felt this is too much, then I ask him what's the problem, then he just started swearing again in a bit like racist way(i am an indian) and he told me we are not gonna serve drinks for you and stuff, what a pile of shit people. they just deserve one tight slap.

By Alice B.

This should be a really nice pub, it's not typically west end and it serves pretty nice food, and a decent choice of drinks, and if you don't mind being spoken to like an idiot, you'll love The Green Man. There the problem lies. Rude, slow, incompetent (but painfully trendy) staff who shout at you when they mistakenly pour an "aspalls" instead of an "amstel". A problem that must happen quite a lot in a noisy pub! Give it a miss.

By Lindsay Y.

The previous comment about surly staff is an understatement. I telephoned this pub to make an inquiry about room hire and have never been spoken to so rudely.

The female I spoke to was unpleasant, hostile and abrupt and when I asked her if she was aware that her tone was aggressive she hung up on me.

I wouldn't go near this pub if my life depended on it and I will be sure to tell everyone I know to avoid it also.

By Dave D.

recently renovated and themed as a cider house. very nicely done but the very style conscious staff are the slowest I have ever seen and are quite surly. no matter how many people are waiting to be served they refuse to move any faster or to cut short their conversations with each other. it's actually amazing to watch for a minute or two but very irritating when you're waiting to buy a drink. i've been quite a few times as I work nearby and it really feels like they resent having to serve you. a shame because it's a very nice pub.

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