ABOUT THE GREENMAN PUBLIC HOUSE
The Greenman Public House and Restaurant is an exciting new pub and dining establishment in the heart of the market town of Ashbourne, just on the edge of the Peak District.
The pub is a flagship for Nyetimber Wines and features classic offers like Timothy Taylor’s, a small but well-chosen wine list of 40 bins and a wide range of spirits, as well as the international favourites like Estrella Damm and Maeloc.
The interior has a modern yet welcoming appeal, with supple tan leather booths, industrial statement lighting and bespoke, reclaimed & antique furniture. If you are coming for a drink, order a few high-quality bar snacks such as the truffled mac and cheese bites, pate de maison or house-seasoned crisps, and find a spot in ‘The Snug’, where you will be set for an intimate evening.
In the dining room, expect refined, unpretentious cooking with wonderful ingredients. With just forty covers, and set back from the bustling bar, diners can enjoy a meal in a secluded and cosy atmosphere. This dining room is overlooking the expansive open plan kitchen where you can watch the highly skilled team at work. The kitchen boasts the latest in culinary kit, which the chefs use to their full advantage to create the food on offer. The menu is entirely seasonal, so will be varied and change often, but the emphasis is on simplicity, with local, seasonal, top quality produce at the heart.
You’ll find professional but approachable service from people who love eating out as much as you do. The food is for everyone to enjoy, and it’s their intention to return The Greenman to the hub of the community as it was in its heyday.
This will all be delivered under the ownership and care of acclaimed restauranteur couple, Peter and Laura Dale, who found national recognition for their high-end restaurant, The Dining Room. Open from 2001 to 2014, their restaurant reached critical acclaim. Accolades came in the form of mentions in the four main food guides, 2 rosettes in the AA guide, a double couvert in the Michelin guide, a score of 5 in the Which Good Food Guide (and a spot in the top 100 restaurants in the UK), a score of 5,5,4 for food, service, ambience in the Hardens guide.
Their simple ethos of letting the ingredient guide the creative process, and that the ingredient had to have a seasonal and local reason to be on the menu, saw them deliver a refined and special fine dining experience.
ABOUT THE GREENMAN BUILDING
The pub sits nestled into the courtyard of its namesake building, The Green Man, an eighteenth-century coaching inn that has been the focal point of the town of Ashbourne since its beginnings. The building provided varied yet crucial amenities throughout its lifetime including a petrol station, many pub and hotel iterations and still serves as the officiators’ headquarters for the annual Shrovetide Football match - a town-wide football-come-rugby game unique to Ashbourne that draws huge swells of spectators and players every year.
After the economic crash of 2008, the then pub and hotel sadly fell into disrepair and stood derelict until it was bought at auction in 2012 by a local entrepreneur whose mission was to revive the building to its former glory.
Since its purchase, the building now houses two premium retail stores, Young Ideas and Henmores, and Jack Rabbits - a cafe and kitchen offering a fresh, healthy and seasonal menu and top-quality coffee.
The Greenman Public House is the latest development to reach completion.
TAKE A VIDEO TOUR OF ASHBOURNE!
We are proud of our town and the brilliant array of independent shops, bars and eateries it has to offer. Watch this amazing video by F Stop Press as he takes a whistlestop tour around Ashbourne. Spot us 5-minutes in, and our cafe Jack Rabbits at 1:40 minutes. Be inspired and come visit us!