Chris and Jeff Galvin opening The Green Man in Chelmsford Galvin Green Man
Going from fine dining to opening a pub might seem unexpected but the desire to have your own pub in the county where you grew up is a pretty natural thing, even when you have a restaurant or five in the heart of London. This will not be a gastro-pub either, the brothers are keen to make sure that it keeps its place at the heart of the community and, although the food will of course be a major draw, there will be no getting rid of the dart board or ignoring the bar for the sake of the dining room - The Green Man will be a pub, one with a very good food offering, but still absolutely a pub.
Chris says "I'm really excited about the possibilities of craft beer. I've spent such a lot of my life involved in wine and it's been great to get involved with the craft beer scene and find out about all these great independent breweries that are out there - loads of them in Essex".
Summer 2016 might seem a way away right now but it will come up fast so it won't be long before the good folks of Chelmsford can enjoy a pint with Chris and Jeff.