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The Green Man, Lavendon - pub details

Address: High Street, Lavendon, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4HA [map] [gmap]

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> Current user rating: 8.7/10 (rated by 6 users)
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user reviews of the Green Man, Lavendon

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This is an attractive old thatched building with whitewashed stone walls that has presumably been extensively extended at some point. Inside its quite enormous with a number of different areas, although many of these appear to cater more for diners than drinkers. Its clearly had a contemporary makeover and is now a mixture of modern and more traditional, but they have nonetheless managed to retain many of the pubs original features and I felt they had made a better job of the renovation than many so called refurbishments.

There is a small patio area at the front of the pub which looks as though it would be a nicer spot in the warmer weather, and this leads in to the main part of the pub with the bar counter. This has dark laminate wood flooring, plenty of beams on the ceiling and much exposed stonework on the walls, although this has been painted in contrasting shades of off white and burgundy. To the left is a dual sided open stone built chimney breast that housed a wood burning stove, and beyond this a small tiled area that housed a further three tables and a cash point.

Decor elsewhere was much the same although some areas were carpeted. To the rear was a large room with more laminate flooring and a cosy alcove off to one side. To the right of the bar was more of a restaurant area complete with glass viewing doors in to the wine cellar (ok, cupboard) and this led in to an open function room with a vaulted ceiling. Dotted around the walls were a mixture of old black and white photos, and colourful, modern artwork.

The food menu was as extensive as the pub and offered around fifteen classics which were priced in the 8 - 10 range, as well as various other options such as steaks, burgers, light bites and baguettes and a few more options chalked up on a board above the fire-place. It is however exactly the same offering as can be found in any the Old English Inns chain as was evidenced by the lack of the pub name on the menu and even a GK stock code at the bottom.

Beers on tap were all from the Greene King stable with their IPA, Abbot Ale and St. Edmunds Fresh Golden Beer. The solitary cider was Stowford Press which makes a pleasant change around these parts, although unfortunately that was just a temporary replacement for the cloyingly sweet Aspalls Suffolk.

Overall, for a chain pub I didnt think this was too bad. Its managed to retain some of its character, and is a pleasant enough place, although clearly there is a strong emphasis on food.
Blackthorn - 25 Sep 2012 22:49
Beautiful pub with great food, always a very warm welcome from the landlord and landlady. We'll always remember it fondly because it was the pub we went to after we'd just had a nasty car accident on the M25 on our way to visit my mum and stepdad for Christmas. Needless to say, my wife, brother and I let the soothing alcohol flow, and the Abbot was excellent! My wife, having had one wine too many, decided to thank the landlord by grabbing him over the bar and giving him a big smacker on the cheek! Being the lovely chap he is, it was all taken as intended. I sincerely hope to visit again soon, preferably in the winter as the fires will be roaring!
PMA - 6 Sep 2010 18:39
A New Year's Eve lunch turned into a real treat after we ventured into the Green Man at Lavendon. It's a lovely pub - full of low beams, log fires and comfortable chairs. The menu had some great choices, all reasonably priced and a good wine selection. My husband was pleased with his Abbot Ale. Our children chose from the main menu and enjoyed the home-made steak pie which came with lots of vegetables and mashed potatoes. Hubby's fish was excellent and my tasty meatballs very filling. We'll definitely be back for more!
jh02jlh - 1 Jan 2008 16:33
Wonderful pub in a little village, does a lot of food here, and also has a garden where you can enjoy a nice quiet drink in the warm days.
Carl1982 - 11 Oct 2005 16:03
Amazing interior and exterior, recently refurbished, drinks reasonably priced, excellent choice of food and good lunch mneu too, notably a fantastic range of vegetarian choices, serves variety of coffees too. Patio with heaters and garden.
anonymous - 6 Sep 2005 17:43

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