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The Green Man, Kenilworth

Warwick Road

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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Delboy 20 left this review about The Green Man

Decent Ember Inn with a good choice of ales including Ember (Black Sheep) Pale Ale, Cotleigh Tawny Owl, Hopback Summer Lightning and Purity Ubu. All 3 we tried were in good shape and a Camra discount is available. I don't mind Ember Inns because although they are geared towards food there is usually a decent drinking area, a good choice of beers and a discount. Not sure what happened to Danny (below) but no plastic glasses for me!! Worth a visit.

On 25th June 2019 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Green Man

Standard Ember Inn, tidy but standard. Beer quality is good though, but served in plastic glasses

On 1st October 2018 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Green Man

The Green Man is situated at the bottom end of warwick road.
The pub is an Ember Inn so we were expecting a decent choice of real ales,we were correct about this.
Once inside there is a large L shaped room with the bar facing,the room is carpeted and the seating is normal tables and chairs plus some bench seating to the right.
There are two banks of five pumps and all had different beers on,i had a drink of Bragby Conwy beachcomber which went down very well,my brother had Purity UBU and said it was a very nice drink,the other beers were Bass,Pedigree,Camerons 150,Castle Rock Harvest Pale,Daleside Legover,Everards Sunchaser,Brakspear Bitter and St Austell Proper Job,i thought this was a very good choice of real ales.
The pub is quite smart inside and food is available,but none dining on our Saturday morning visit.
We quite liked this pub.

Pub visited 18/4/2015

On 18th April 2015 - rating: 7
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Nick Davies left this review about The Green Man

An Ember Inn so the usual M&B mid-market format, thus aimed at families easily pleased with dressed up food-service meals, though despite that quite a few people use the place as a pub. Steve describes it well below, and indeed the food quality remains unchanged, time they got a new microwave? Service was a little tetchy, possibly due to understaffing on a hot night, but the Brakspear's ordinary was in remarkably good nick; even more remarkable given the area was that the sparkler was unused. Other than that there's little to tempt the casual pubgoer given the far superior options further up the town

On 26th July 2014 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Green Man

The family and I visited the Green Man on Monday afternoon for a spot of lunch. The mains are priced around the £9 mark and there are various meal promotions at different times, including a lunchtime deal of two meals for £10. We went for this deal and ordered three gammon, eggs, chips and peas and a macaroni cheese. The gammon was so salty I thought it had been trawled out of the Dead Sea and the peas could have been used as buckshot. The dry chips went from freezer to oven to plate and four of the six eggs were fried to death, no runny yolk for me! The Macaroni cheese had next to no cheese, it was tasteless and for some unknown reason was swimming in water. I don’t normally bang on about food, but it was so bad I thought it deserved a special mention. Anyway, onto the more interesting stuff…
This is an Ember Inns pub so unsurprisingly it is quite large with a big car park as it is popular with dining families who hopefully have more luck with the food than we did. Down the right hand side of the pub is a large patio area full of seating and at the rear is a grass covered beer garden with some picnic tables.
The interior consists of a seating area to the right of the entrance where a plasma screen can be found. This was showing muted BBC rolling news during our visit and I wasn’t a surprised at the lack of live sport advertisements. In the centre of the pub is an L shaped bar that is stocked with standard draught, san Miguel and Peroni alongside eight hand pumps that were drawing ales from seven different breweries. The bar is surrounded with conventional seating and to the delight of my kids (and wife) we sat at a table next to some pots of Lego that they were free to quietly sit at the table and play with.
The toilets are located up a flight of stairs at the rear of the bar. I didn’t note a disabled access toilet, but I would be surprised if there wasn’t one located somewhere.
Whilst I was in the toilet I noted from the monthly Green Man Newsletter on the wall that there is a quiz every Thursday and Sunday from 20:45. There is also an open mic night on the first Friday of every month.
Overall I felt that this pub had the atmosphere and décor of a hotel bar, but my visit was on a Monday afternoon so I have no idea what this place is like during busier periods.

If I hadn’t of eaten I would rate this pub as a seven, but for the food it deserves a two. As the beer is more important than the food I have plumped for a six. I would return to this pub again, but I’ll be going nowhere near the food menu.

On 15th August 2013 - rating: 6
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