Chris and Jeff Galvin, whose first pub HOP, in Spitalfields, east London, opened early this year, will open the Green Man, Chelmsford, in November following a significant restoration and renovation of the site.
Announcing plans to build a pub estate last year, Chris Galvin told The Morning Advertiser (MA)’s sister title MCA: “We are not setting out to totally transform the pub classics but we do think they can be improved.
“I have been eating in a lot of pubs recently and it’s no wonder they are closing. A lot of them don’t deserve customers’ business. There’s a lot of cheap rubbish and cold vegetables and tough meat.”
Head chef Jack Boast will oversee the menu at the new site, which will feature dishes such as Colchester crab mayonnaise, watercress and rye bread; Rosanna onion and smoked bacon flat bread; roast Dingley Dell pork with bakers' style potatoes; Dorset scallops, garlic and parsley butter; and game pie with braised red cabbage.
Drinks are set to include a range of craft ales with a focus on local brewers including Adnams and Ridley's as well as guest ales.
The wine list will focus on English and European bottles as well as a variety of wines served on tap.