The Green Man
Open all day
The Green Man
This pub should be easier to find, but on this occasion wasn't as the turning to Eversholt was obscured. The Green Man is opposite the church on a bend and its car park is to the right, not left. You will know when you are in the Green Man's car park as there is a fenced beer garden with an aviary at the bottom. This can get a little dark in the spring in the afternoon due to the angle of the sun, but you can sit in the car park area on picnic benches and take in the sun too.
You can enter from the front - not good for the disabled, or from the rear, only marginally better. To your left is a drinking area, that is mainly used for eating and is set out in rustic style. The narrow entrance has the bar to the right where there is a real fire and original wood seating and studded walls. The seating is a mixture of benches and chairs at dark wood tables with 'odd' legs. Not that there is anything wrong with them, they are just unusual. These are complemented by large bay windows and you can sit here and watch the light traffic or sun cross the sky.
The village itself is a mixture of small 'ends' (hamlets to you), so you are never quite sure where you are. Once in the friendly pub you feel right at home though. The 'L' shaped bar serves Theakston Best all the time, and allegedly has up to 2 rotating gust beers on, but we visited on a Saturday lunchtime and they had none on. So, we recommend you call to check before travelling to be sure.
There is also a pool table in the bar near the garden.
Food is served here 12-9pm, but not Sunday evenings (good value Sunday lunch available - booking recommended). The restaurant specialises in Indian food, not tried on this occasion. However, there seemed to be a children's menu and a selection for vegetarians.
No accommodation here but that in the box over is only 2 miles away and is quaint and friendly. The Green Man is also only 2 miles from Woburn Abbey and Safari Park. The following is on the Eversholt web site:
Recorded in 1765 under the name "Go Further, Fare Worse", the Green Man is a substantial early Victorian building erected at a time when the whole of the village formed part of the Duke of Bedford's Woburn Estate. Eversholt is a village with thirteen `Ends', or clusters of houses, and no obvious centre. `Church End' is at the southern end of the village, a group of attractive buildings that includes St John's Church, notable for its 13th century font, 14th century piscina, 15th century porch and 19th century wall paintings by Edward Aveling Green (1842-1930) who lived in the village.
The Green Man public house has re-opened under new management. (May 2006)
Theakston Best Bitter
Milton Bryan, Milton Keynes
Bucks, MK17 9HS
S: £30, D: £25pp.