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Do a good cold bitburger, always well poured, very friendly bar staff, food is excellent, especially the tapas, and have some free acoustic music upstairs on sunday evenings, nice sounding rooms. Certainly the best of clerkenwell green.
marmadukedando - 10 Mar 2008 21:56
Bar not a pub; only one real ale (Adnams) and that tasted like sponge-sqeezings. Keen bar staff but not worth going in.
strongarm - 21 Feb 2008 14:13
Nice friendly pub/restaurant and great for food. If you are a real ale bitter man however can be disappointing as usually only London Pride available and that has frequently run out or runs out after you have had just one pint. I am often reduced to drinking their Konig Ludwig wheat beer instead which is very nice (not gassy like so many lagers) but too strong and bloody pricey. Do great Sunday lunch though.
tomsenior - 11 Dec 2007 16:58
Fantastic pub with excellent restaurant upstairs. Had a meal there last week which was delicious - very good value, friendly staff and a lovely space to eat and relax in - very refreshing change to other pubs and bars in the area. Bar also does pleasing range of beers and ciders and great music.
anonymous - 26 Mar 2007 13:53
Nice place, leffe on tap, friendly staff and ended up eating there instead of going home. Had a lovely three course meal upstairs in the dining room and a bottle wine. I left feeling rather satisfied. But a little lighter i the pocket than I planned to be that evening. oh well.
johnster - 8 Dec 2006 17:04
what a shame, what has happened to this place? owners got greedy and the management is crap..used to rock went there loads with a m8 and hired for his birthday once too, was awesome, now the staff suck and the beer is dirty and a rip off
pfletcher998 - 4 Dec 2006 00:54
A very pleasing little pub with an original range of beers, wines and bar food (tapas), plenty of tables and a free jukebox.

Only been on week nights, where the mix is Clerkenwell casuals meet City types, who have sought out a break from the chain, which seems to make for a friendly enough atmosphere.

If only the bar was a little bigger so you didn't have to wait quite so long to get served. Which I think means that either you or the bar staff can get a little stressed at times.
pub_numpty - 24 Jul 2006 13:46
Good, continental feel. Pity about the high prices though.
Nige - 5 Jun 2006 18:59
Johnster, its just one of those places you hate if you moved to Clerkenwell to escape the kind of "vibe" you get in the SW postcode areas...
anonymous - 11 Apr 2006 19:28
I think this is a terrific place, i can't understand how it gets mixed reviews..i went there first after reading a glowing report of their new restaurant in Angel magazine. we had a truly excellent sunday lunch, the building looked beautiful and full of light and there was a guy playing honky tonk piano. I've been back a few times and far prefer a place like this thats really trying to do interesting food in a relaxed environment than all the bars on Upper street put together although the last time i had dinner there was last week and both floors were full so we had to wait half an hour for a table ( but it was friday night).
johnster - 8 Apr 2006 01:48
Decent middle-of-the-road type place - modern pub/cocktail bar feel, some good continental beers of draught. Not an amazing place I'd cross London for but a good bet if you're in the area, and you want somewhere a bit snappier than a boozer.
OldRogue - 20 Mar 2006 13:54
VERY DISAPPOINTING! After having been to The Green on a couple of occasions I suggested having a colleagues leaving party there. We hired the upstairs bar and we were all enjoying ourselves until I asked the bar man, Lee, if he could replay a song and he flipped! He was swearing at me, being very aggressive and proceeded to make me cry! A couple of my colleagues tried to speak to him but he chucked all 70 of us out, just for asking to re-hear a song! Myself and the other 69 people will NEVER be returning to The Green ever again!
katb - 6 Mar 2006 14:52
This place lay empty for some years but it's a great addition to local scene. Relaxed decor and friendly staff and some really tasty tapas. More serious lunch food. Upstairs is a useful hire out too.
gus120970 - 16 Feb 2006 21:20
Don't agree with the below - a bit of a sloane's paradise in an area otherwise unblighted by that type of thing. Expect the odd guffawing laugh and a few pushchairs to stop you enjoying your pint from the mediocre selection. So many better places in the area which don't make you feel like you are sitting in a goldfish bowl full of notting hill fugees.
anonymous - 28 Dec 2005 16:34
great place, relaxed and non pretentious staff make it even better. looking forward to my sunday rosdt there
finlay - 10 Dec 2005 03:11
My favourite pub in London - fantastic drinks, music, staff and a very special something - briliant for weekday pints, pre-clubbing cocktails or cosy sunday roasts. very highly recommended!

bethan000 - 29 Nov 2005 07:13
What a find! The Green bar now also has a separate dining area upstairs, serving a delicious and interesting menu for very reasonable prices. I recently had a fantastic evening meal with hearty soup and melt in the mouth salmon cooked to perfection. Both the restaurant and bar area have a warm friendly evening atmosphere and the décor is cosy yet elegant. The staff were really helpful and the clientele seemed laid-back and friendly. They have a great selection of interesting wines and some unusual draught beers too. Definitely a great cheery place to defeat the winter blues…
anonymous - 23 Nov 2005 14:26
Great beer and good food. City prices but BIG portions of yummy pies and roasts and all sorts of hearty stuff all served up in nicely low key surroundings with friendly staff. Recommended.
Gibboski - 17 Nov 2005 12:33
I can't recommend this pub enough, favourite pub in London. Sunday Roasts are terrific, good selection of beers and wine and the staff are super friendly !!

Sincx - 5 Sep 2005 15:39
Some advantages and disadvantages about this place. Good selection of draught and bottled beers, fine array of spirits and wines. The food smells good and the tapas we had were good if small (I know, they're supposed to be). Great jukebox, it has to be said. Would benefit from the addition of a Fall record or two.

But as Emily says, there are two sides to this pub and I think it gets caught between two stools sometimes (three if you count the gallery upstairs). It needs to cater for people who may want a snack to go with their beer but don't fancy shelling out £2.95 on fried baby squid. Crisps and peanuts please. Make 'em Kettle Chips by all means, but give us an option for around about a quid.
Ketsbaia - 27 Jun 2005 11:49
Walked past this pub on Sunday and decided it looked good to pop into for lunch and we weren't dissapointed. The food was brilliant, we had roasted Sea Bass and Organic chicken with lots of vegetables, all topped off with very friendly service. Like the previous review says, great jukebox and great atmosphere, we'll definately go back
MarkFresh - 25 Jan 2005 10:36
There's two sides to this boozer. In the day it does posh food for a local business crowd. In the evening it relaxes into a cozy spot, with an excellent juke box and a good crowd. There's a gallery upstairs and the staff are friendly too. Highly recomended!
Emily - 16 Dec 2004 12:37

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