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The Green Man, Welling

168 Wickham Street
DA16 3NL
Phone: 02088548299
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Green Man

This is a fairly large inter-war pub still with separate drinking and dining areas. But a pub of the same name stood on the site from Victorian times, as evidenced by old photographs of the pub on a wall in the back room. What might be regarded as the main bar at the front has three doors to the street and would most probably have originally comprised two rooms plus a jug and bottle bar in the centre. This room is carpeted on the left, is bare-boarded on the right where the pool table is located, has just a single tall table with tall stools with the majority of the furnishings being standard tables and chairs. There's cheap looking and apparently fairly modern panelling on the counter front and wall up to dado level, with light coloured fielded panelling above that. It's a reasonably comfortable room nonetheless.

To reach the other room you exit the building via the door on the left, which takes you into an outside seating area, and then into the room at the back with "Saloon Bar" on the door, In my opinion this is a much nicer room, with what is clearly the original fielded panelling on the walls, a superior design to the bar counter than that in the "front" room, and an attractive brick built fireplace on the left. Rather inevitably there's a tall table with tall stools in the centre of the room, but upholstered settles are around the sides, along with normal tables and chairs. At the top of the chimney breast is an illuminated sign with rolling adverts for the pub's facilities, which just about fails to destroy the traditional character of the room.

Behind the saloon bar an extension has been added called the Sunset Restaurant, which is obviously the dining room. Beyond this there's a large garden at the back, which provides more outside drinking space in addition to the separate outside drinking space at the side of the pub.

The beer choice was fairly unexciting though with Doom Bar and London Pride on. But the Pride was in good condition. I didn't venture out into the the Sunset Restaurant (which was deserted during my midweek afternoon visit) but there was a menu on one of the tables in the saloon bar advertising sandwiches at £4+; cod & chips at £9, and steak & ale pie at £8.50. I found this to be a welcoming and comfortable pub; the limited real ale selection means that it isn't a destination pub for the beer, and I didn't eat here so can't comment on the food, but looks a reasonable enough place to stop for a pint and a bite to eat.

On 24th November 2019 - rating: 6
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Terry Gilley left this review about The Green Man

A nice pub with friendly staff had a drink and meal there several times.

On 26th January 2014 - rating: 8
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Roger Button left this review about The Green Man

A pleasant but somewhat tucked away pub in East Wickham rather than Welling. The original pub was built in 1868 as part of a small development that was never fully completed. The pub was rebuilt in 1939 and structurally appears to be pretty much unchanged since with its 2 bar interior still intact although a rear section has been added at some point.

The main front bar is traditionally furnished and houses a pool table. The smaller rear bar, where most of the punters were congregated, has a bit more character with panelled walls, open fire, brasses and old pictures. The extended section at the back appeared to be more of a dining or function room. The large, spacious and well kept beer garden is certainly a draw for the summer months.

Sadly there isn’t too much excitement on the beer front with Doom Bar (£3.30) and Courage Best (off) being the ale options alongside the usual keg suspects.

There probably isn’t much around to warrant a specific visit but it seemed a welcoming enough place and certainly worth popping in if passing by.

On 3rd September 2013 - rating: 6
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Welling, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
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11th Apr 2021, 19:12
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 November 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 03 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 November 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 17 July 2012 by Dave McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 February 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 24 November 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 November 2019 by Rex Rattus
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