Galvin Green Man FAQ’s

Howe Street, Great Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex

Howe Street, Great Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex

What is the closest station?
Chelmsford train station (but is not within walking distance). Taxi (before 11pm costs average £17.2 to the station) or there is a bus stop opposite that stops once an hour. Last bus service being 22:43.

Is there parking?
Yes, We have a large carpark but on peek days (Saturday & Sunday) recommend leaving time to park. Off road parking on the kerb is allowed but cars left at there own risk

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
The bar & restaurant are wheelchair accessible using our main entrance. Our Pub is accessible using our pub main entrance and ramp.
To access the restrooms from the pub – the easiest route is vacating the pub through the front and travel round & in the front door. (The pub is up 2 steps from the main bar & restaurant entrance)

Are there accessible toilets?
Yes, we have accessible toilets.

Is there accessible parking available?
Yes, we have two designated and clearing stated parking spaces in front of the main doors

Is there baby changing facilities?
Yes, within our accessible toilets

Do you have a dress code?
Our dress code is smart casual.

Do you have an area for pre dinner drinks?
We do have a few seats available up at the bar, or 2x sofas in reception area. Alternatively, if the pub has space you can seat in there and receive table service as is available on a first come first served basis.
Garden is also available for drinks on a first come first serve basis (all year round) along with the Terrace in winter months (September – April).

Can I BYO wine or Champagne?
Guests are welcome to bring up to two bottles of their own wine or Champagne. There is a corkage charge of £30 per bottle.

Can I come for drinks only?
Reservations are for dining guests only, if you wish to join us for drinks, you are welcome to do so on a walk-in basis in our Pub, bar & Garden (& terrace in winter months)

Birthdays and Celebrations

Can I bring a celebration cake?
You are welcome to bring your own cake; but please be aware that we will charge £4pp ‘cakeage fee’’ if you choose to have your cake instead of ordering desserts.

If I don’t bring a cake can you do something special?
We will present a ‘celebration specific’ chocolate plaque on there chosen dessert.
Birthdays, Anniversary & congratulations plaques available – Please ensure you make the team aware of the celebration and name of guest to allow us to make it a special surprise..

Can I pre- order a cake from you?
Currently we do not offer this service.

Are children welcome?
Children of all ages are welcome.

Do you have highchairs?
We do have highchairs available, when you make a reservation, please request a highchair with the team. Please note on busy days we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Is there a children’s menu?
We do offer a children’s menu for children up to the age of 12.

Do you allow dogs?
We do allow dogs in our pub, bar area & all outside areas.
Dogs are not permitted in the main restaurant or within our 4 private dining rooms on the first floor.

What style of food do you serve?
Classic British / French

When is the set menu available?
Bib Gourmand menu – Michelins ‘good quality, good value’ menu
Lunch: Wednesday – Saturday 12-2
Dinner: Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm / Friday & Saturday 5:30-6:30pm only)

How much is the set menu & what are the T&C’s?
3 courses £30 available for groups of up to 6pax (Not available in private dining)
-Set menu vouchers only valid on this menu during these times

Can you cater for vegans and vegetarians?
Yes, we always have at least 1 vegetarian options on our menu, along with 2 dishes that can be made vegan.

Do you offer private dining?

We do offer private dining. We have 4 private dining rooms on the first floor (up 12 steps with hand rails either side/Private bathrooms also situated upstairs) (We do not have a lift to access)
These can accommodate groups of 8-14 guests.
If guests wish for a private dining room when wanting less than the required guests on the above days then they can have with a minimum spend agreement of £450 excluding a discretionary service charge

Do you have private dining for wheelchair accessible guests?
We have a semi private dining area called our ‘Communal room’ on the pub side which can accommodate parties 9-20, this is not wheelchair accessible although we can accommodate a ramp to be moved around by special request. (This room has 1 step from the main pub)

What is a chef selection menu? & When does it apply?
A chef selection menu is for any party that has more than 8 adults within their final numbers.

A chef selection menu is selected on the day using seasonal local fresh ingredients. Being a fresh food kitchen it is difficult to know what this menu may be in advance but will offer you and your party 3 starters, 3 mains & 3 desserts from our A la Carte menu. (On a Sunday guests the three mains options will include: roast beef, chicken & nut roast. If you would prefer to have our Market fish option instead of one of these choices please do let us know if advance to prepare your menu accordingly)

Cancellation policy / No show policy

A cancellation fee of £20 per person will be applied for restaurant & terrace dining should a reservation be cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, of if the guests do not show up.

Large parties of more than 20 guests?
This will be required to be an exclusive hire of either the restaurant or pub in which a minimum spend would be required to be agreed. Please contact the venue directly to discuss and receive a quote.

Do you take provisional bookings?
No we do not. All bookings are required to be secured by credit card details or a deposit (depending on booking size) by the end of the day booking is made. Credit card confirmation is all completed via secure email link and not over the phone for data protection purposes.

Will I receive a confirmation call?
You will receive a re-confirmation text 72 hours prior to your booking. If you do not respond to the message and do not re-confirm then a member of our team will call or message you 48hours before your reservation.
For private dining room bookings – Our cancellation policy is two weeks so you will receive a confirmation call 2 weeks ahead of your booking only.

How long do I have on my table?
Restaurant/Terrace – 2 hours.
Private dining – 3 hours.

Locals/Howe street discount card. When is it available to be used?
Tuesday – Friday for up to 6 guest (Not available weekends or December)

Do you have a local’s night?
Every 1st Friday of the month – Howe street & Great Waltham locals all gather in the pub – This event is not organised by us but does on occasion take up to whole pub

Do you have a pub Quiz?
Yes, every 2nd Wednesday of the month. We recommend purchasing your tickets via our ‘what’s on’ page on our website in advance to secure your table’


Galvin Green Man only accept Gift Pro vouchers. Virgin/Buyagift/Red letter day etc vouchers are not available at this location.