Cider marks out the Green Man from the pack, but it’s also a decent boozer in its own right. A young, loquacious crowd comes to shout over an indie soundtrack and sample London’s best choice of ciders and perries: up to ten on draft, at least twice as many by the bottle, and they even have their own ‘Green Man Special’ cider.
Purists, however, may blanch at the bottled concoctions such as pear and strawberry ciders from Brothers. Beer is also a strength, with three ales supplemented by foreign obscurities.
Friendly young staff, regular events (including a monthly meeting of the London Air-Accordion Society) and a decent pub-grub menu are further attractions, as is the interior: high plastered ceilings, bare floorboards and a cosy back area with padded leather banquettes, plus a mellower, more modish bar upstairs.
|Venue name:||Green Man||Contact:|
36 Riding House Street
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-9.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Goodge Street or Oxford Circus tube|
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Average User Rating
2.6 / 5
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Great atmosphere, friendly, helpful staff and a good selection of beers and food options make this a nice place to meet up with friends after work. Love the upstairs Orchard room. A hidden gem in Fitzrovia.
Had my engagement party there at the function room a few weeks ago. Staff was not friendly at all and lots of incidents sorted of ruined the night: from staff smashing lots of glasses on the floor (twice!) while we had a child walking among guests, staff asking friends with child to leave at around 7pm (notwithstanding information by the manager at booking that kids were allowed at the function room), to staff screaming at my guests for them to leave (instead of asking us to gently tell our guests the party was over). On top of that, the bill was appalling: they charged service fee for drinks collected at the counter on the tab! Only notice that when we got home and checked the bill again but couldn't find the energy to go back and complain. Frankly, would not recommend it to anyone. Stay away!
Lucky I checked out their website before visiting; no real ciders on offer just mass produced ersatz mediocre ciders at top prices! Touted as a cider house they ought to have some real craft ciders on offer