The Greenman Public House, Ashbourne
PUBLISHED: 15:08 22 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:25 22 November 2018
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. Join us for a few drinks in our cosy bar and settle in for the afternoon or evening by ordering some bar snacks including a square beef slider, Jamon Iberico or maybe triple cooked chips with black garlic and old Winchester cheese.
Enjoy Lunch 12-2pm and Dinner 6-8:30pm Wednesday – Saturday, with favourites like our In-House Smoked Salmon Open Sandwich, Timothy Taylor’s Battered Fish & Triple Cooked Chips and Ox Cheek Steamed Pudding. Treat yourselves to a midweek evening meal, with a three-course dining offer for £25 per person on Wednesday and Thursday nights – helping make date night special and affordable.
Join us for a delicious Sunday Lunch service from 12-3:30pm, choosing from the a la carte prime cuts of meat or fish and a three-course set menu for £26 per person, all complete with roasted vegetables and gravy full of flavour that takes two and a half days to perfect.
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.
This is all 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.
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.
Address: 10 St John Street
Telephone: 01335 346040