Galvin Green Man
“Pulls in foodies from all over.” - AA Inspector
HOWE STREET, ESSEX
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Dating from the 14th century, Galvin Green Man is operated by respected chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. The dining room is smart, with a feature timber ceiling and glass roof, and the River Chelmer runs through the garden. The robust modern British menu displays classic techniques and top drawer ingredients.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 104
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 1 January
- Wines under £30: 5
- Wines over £30: 39
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.
Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore:
- the great Waltham Abbey
- Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
- the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
- Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.
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