Galvin Green Man

Galvin Green Man

Set in the beautiful Essex countryside, close to Great Waltham in a building dating back to 1341, Galvin Green Man is an award winning, Bib Gourmand British pub and modern restaurant, boasting panoramic views and an extensive garden.


Book online, call us on 01245 408 820 or email

Opening Hours:



Monday -Closed

Tuesday – Saturday


(Food served from 12pm, last drinks order 10pm)



(Food served from 11:30am-6pm; last drinks order 6pm)


The pub is walk-in only.


The kitchen closes between 2:30pm-6pm Tuesday –  Thursday and 2:30pm-6pm on Friday & Saturday. Last drink orders on Sunday are 8pm



We highly recommend making a reservation for the restaurant. Lunch and dinner bookings are accepted at the following times (the kitchen closes between lunch and dinner):


Monday – Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12pm-2pm; 6pm-8pm

Friday 12pm-2pm; 5.30pm-10pm

Saturday 11:30am-2pm; 5.30pm-10pm

Sunday 11:30am-6pm

The venue closes at 11pm and at 6.30pm on Sundays.

Please note, these hours refer to restaurant seating times and our restaurant closes at 11pm and 8pm on Sundays.


Monday Bank Holidays – 28th of August – we will be open from 11.30am – 5.30pm

Reservations at The Green Man

Each area has its own booking times & policies, please make sure that you read through the booking information by clicking ‘Find Out More’ below so that you ensure you book the right space for your visit to the Galvin Green Man.

Our Story

Born in Romford and brought up in Brentwood, our early inspiration and memories stem from beautiful Essex.

It was where we used to fish and scrump (the art of subtly swiping fruit from an allotment or an overhanging tree in someone’s garden). So this part of the world means everything to us – a place responsible for everything that has resulted since.

“We were born and raised in Essex, so when there was the opportunity of running and pub and restaurant in this part of the world, the answer was obvious. It’s one of the most exciting projects we’ve ever taken on.” Chris Galvin

Bib Gourmand Menu

Since 1955, the Michelin guide has highlighted restaurants offering exceptionally good food at moderate prices.

At Galvin Green Man, we are proud to have been awarded a Bib Gourmand in 2017 & have retained it ever since.

Our Bib Menu is priced at just £30 for 3 courses.

Catch up with family, friends or colleagues and enjoy a great value lunch or dinner with our Bib Gourmand Menu.

Bib Gourmand menus are available for tables up to 6 guests. The menu can be enjoyed at lunch Tuesday – Saturday from 12pm-2pm and at dinner Tuesday to Thursday between 6pm-8pm and Friday and Saturdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Not available for Private dining experiences.

Award-Winning Pub & restaurant

We are proud to be named Best Pub in Essex County, Best Pub in East of England and Best Pub in Great Britain 2021 at National Pub & Bar Awards.

In 2022 we were awarded Best Pub in East of England at the National Pub & Bar Awards.

Friendly and knowledgeable service

Our landlady Katie MacKay strives to deliver an exceptional service and her team always go the extra mile to ensure guests leave our restaurant with a smile.

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