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The Green Man & Courtyard

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$$ - $$$
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School Road, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9SD, England
+44 1992 522255
12:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Ongar, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a lovely Valentines evening at The Green Man with my husband. The pub was warm, cosy and had a lovely atmosphere. All the staff were fantastic, friendly and helpful. The food was good, also the wine and champagne. Would definitely recommend.

Thank LondonMac1
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stumbled upon a hidden gem....lived in east London forty years .cant believe i had not been to such a fine example of a well run country pub. i do love my food and was impressed with the menu, as although my dinner was beutifull. my mouth watered every time another table was served a different dish. Definatly worth the drive.and... More 

Thank alexsupremefixing
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has really made a crap week ,slogging away on the day to day, end beautifully,after stumbling on this well run and established old and enlisted country pub..my mouth watered everytime another tables food was delivered,although i was more than content with what i had ordered...we need more country pubs with food as good as this..where are u....alex.. (good pub... More 

Thank crusty7477
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I have eaten at The Green Man and it was just as good as the first. Last time we had the Sunday roast which was delicious, this time I had the sea bass and my friends had the chicken in a mushroom sauce - both dishes were amazing, lots of veg and potatoes and all... More 

Thank Jo P
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was our first visit to The Green Man. We had chosen it as a convenient mid-point to meet our friends who were going on holiday and leaving their dog with us. On arrival , on a cold January day, we were welcomed by a blazing log fire and an equally warm welcome from Lee the owner. We and the... More 

Thank David C
Greater London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

First time there to have cycling club Christmas lunch. Outside looked just avarage, but once inside, lovely airily bar area, real fire, beautiful Christmas trees, etc, all there. There were about 30 of us but food was all lovely and fresh and service was very good, so that nobody waited long. I'd love to go back there, but obvious problem... More 

1 Thank Midoriya
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Couldn't agree more with the last review. Myself and my family (17 of us) went for a walk nearby as it is a lovely area and decided to have a drink here. We didn't want to go inside because our boots were extremely muddy so as there was plenty of space sitting outside for all of us we decided to... More 

2 Thank WeetaRomford
Blackmore, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Made a last minute reservation .very friendly staff, our seated area was cold so we asked to be moved to nearer the bar area, staff were so friendly , roast lamb and beef, hot plated food, lamb and beef roast was fab , will def be coming back , plenty of veg on the plate ...- gravy too . Well... More 

Thank Anne R
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Ghouls and ghosts! No expense was spared in the Halloween decor! This country pub has a warm cosy atmosphere, accompanied with friendly service and a wide variety of beers. The locals company made for a thrilling night. Look forward to my return visit when I travel to see my special friend in Toot Hill!

Thank wdavey2016
Nazeing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in after a long dog walk for some lunch, the staff really welcomed us and spoilt our dog rotten which was lovely. Limited lunch menu but what we had was good. Really helpful,friendly staff who couldn't do enough for us

Thank sophiesoph23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 31
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: School Road, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  Chipping Ongar
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 522255
The Green Man is a real gem of a pub in the English countryside, situated in the ancient village of Toot Hill, Essex.

Owned and run by parters Lee Wright & Tracey Watts and managed by Nikolaus Greig. Having recently taken over the running of The Green Man the team are bringing this country pub back to its routes. Concentrating on great food, traditional ales and a warm friendly atmosphere. We also boast a small cocktail list and a great selection of beers.

The Green Man is family & animal friendly, featuring a childrens play are, large outside covered courtyard terrace and ample car parking at rear of building. We are popular with walkers, cyclists, horse riders alike who love to stop for a cold beverage and lunch and of which many clubs choose to make us their stop off point on their journeys.

The Green Man is close to excellent golf courses. We pride ourselves as an ideal place to relax for locals, diners, wedding parties, birthday parties and other gatherings. As well as offering a fantastic courtyard restaurant for a wonderful dining experience we can cater for all sizes of parties with a made to measure service to satisfy the most discerning of requirements.

The Green man hosts regular live music evenings which can be found listed on out Twitter page, Facebook and website. We welcome you to join us on these free entry nights where you can enjoy some of the best local talents singing anything from blues, jazz swing to contemporary modern music.

The Green Man offers a large selection of dining options ranging from small bar snacks, to full formal dinner with a great wine selection hand picked by our in house sommelier Nik, formerly of Marco Pierre White restaurant group. Our chef Darren Andrews creates an international menu with influences on locally sourced and English classics.

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