The Prince of Wales, Green Tye - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29260) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Real ale, Brews own beer
- Car park
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|Visited this pub for the first time in around 15 years, and was pleasantly surprised to find a traditional village pub which had not refurbished in an identikit modern style. Just two real ales were on handpump - a perfectly drinkable if slightly warm Henry's IPA from Wadworths and Citra from Oakham. The Henry's IPA was priced at a reasonable £3.20. The menu is basic but proper ham egg and chips at £6.95 is good value locally.|
This pub is definitely worth a visit if you're in the vicinity.
Number11 - 6 Jul 2014 13:23
|This pub, is amazing. |
I walked around the local area, and walked into this village pub, expecting to be given a death stare by the locals, you know how it is. However, I was greeted by the old chaps at the bar, given a warm welcome by the landlord and was greeted by an open fire. To be honest, if the beer, food and pub itself was sh*t, the welcome would've made up for it. But, there was no need to worry about the pub. I tried all four beers that were on tap, Union Jack (3.6% - a permanant fixture), which is brewed on site, and was a very good pint, not the best but very good. I then tried the Chilly Willy (I think it was 4%), also brewed on site - this was a copper coloured beer, brewed with ginger and chillies, yes I was skeptical, but the ginger gave the beer a crisp note, and lovely aroma, as for the chilli, well, other than a warm sensation on the back of you palette, it wasn't noticable enough to put me off having a second pint! I then had a pint of Lancaster Blonde (Rudgate, 4.2%), which was a refreshing light ale, particularly after a long walk. I finally had a beer which is a permanant fixture in this pub, Henry's IPA (Wadworth 3.7%), a superb IPA, crisp, biscuitty and I can't fault it.
After a few beers, everyone needs some grub. This pub doesn't fame itself for it's food, so I wasn't expecting much. However, I was delighted to find a proper pub menu. With choices like 'Ploughmans' or 'Ham, 2 egg's and chips', it's the perfect food to have after a pint. At just under seven quid for a Ham, two egg's and chips, I wasn't expecting a lot, but when the young, (very attractive), brunette girl (who I later found out was the landlord's daughter [they show no resembelance whatsoever]), greeted me with my cutlery and condiments, I decided to rack her brains. I was chuffed to find out that the ham and eggs are sourced locally, as with many of their ingredients. Right, the bit you waiting for... My goodness, this portion was ENORMOUS. I like food, and I eat a lot of it, by oh my, a nice thick piece of ham, two large eggs, which bright yolks and a mountain of chips later, I was full. For a pub that serves food as a necessity rather than a business, this exceeded my expectations by far. In response to the person who moaned constantly in their review, firstly, it's a pub, people have the right to free speech - just because you found someone else's conversation offensive, does not mean the nature of the pub is the same, it can happen anywhere, don't like what they're saying? Simple solution, don't bl***y listen! Secondly, I was in this pub, when it was extremely busy for a long time and not one person asked to pay by card. They accept cheque's and there's a local post office open 7 days a week a five minute drive away to get cash out. Thirdly, it's a traditional pub, therefore a traditional menu is nice to see. Whilst conversing with the young waitress/chef, I found out that the pub's menu has stayed the same for five years. It offers ploughmans, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, and the people on the table next to me, asked for salad instead of chips and that was not a problem. Finally, Union Jack has been a permanant beer sicne it was first brewed many years ago, so they did have an in-house beer on tap.
It's always worth going back to somewhere, because 'Surrealale''s experience, is the polar opposite of mine, and many of my friends, try it again, maybe you or they were having a bad day.
To sum it up, excellent beer, above average food for a pub that doesn't fame itself for it, delightful service, and great atmosphere. Highly recommended!
MmmBeer_MmmPub - 2 Jan 2012 01:02
|Big beer festival this weekend, I intend to be there tomorrow.|
graham2 - 30 Apr 2011 12:23
|Proper village pub with the Green Tye Brewery out back.|
Excellent Union Jack bitter. Usually two local beers on tap.
gp49 - 1 Dec 2010 15:13
|I'm a local of a nearby village and this pub is fantastic - on the right night. During the day it's friendly, child friendly and the fire is always burning on cold days. The in-house brewer lives nearby with his family and is passionate about his craft- I love the 'Hadham Gold' and there are always a couple of their ales on tap. They host fab folk nights which can be found on their website and are usually packed (in a good, vibrant way) and they have two beer festivals a year which are a village must-do but also attract people from far and wide who love folk and rock music, too. When there isn't anything going on in the evening it's very quiet and luckily we haven't met any SS types since moving here 5 years ago!!|
eilismaire - 16 Jan 2010 18:08
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