Herts pub to reopen after major £360,000 investment in lockdown

One of Hemel Hempstead’s popular gastropubs is set to reopen with a brand new look on April 14.

After a whopping £360,000 investment, both the interior and exterior of The Green Man have been completely transformed, including a new hub for sports fans when lockdown eases further.

With pubs and restaurants reopening across the country this week, the Hemel venue has introduced a redesigned beer garden which provides a relaxed ambience to celebrate the many missed milestones over the past year.

If you’re sick of your own cooking or just want to take the weight off, the new menu offers an extensive range of hearty pub classics such as sausage and mash, lasagne, and fish and chips.

There is also a host of vegetarian options customers can enjoy, including veggie burgers, red pepper hummus open-faced sandwiches, and smoked cheese and beetroot tart.

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Cask ales are a staple of any good pub and they have been sorely missed during lockdown, and The Green Man now offers a range of options on the drinks menu from a wide selection of wines to premium spirits and gins.

Customers can also experience a refreshed bar with brand new TV screens, turning the pub into a little sports hub when further socialising rules are relaxed.

The pub will be open outdoors only until indoor seating is allowed on May 17 at the earliest.

Stephen Merison, general manager of The Green Man, said: “After such a tough year for everyone, we are proud to be one of the very first pubs to reopen and give locals a prime place in which to catch up, socialise and be served.

The Green Man, Hemel Hempstead
The Green Man, Hemel Hempstead
(Image: The Green Man)

“The team are raring to go and ready to welcome customers old and new into the pub.

“Our beer garden looks amazing and is going to be the best safe space in the local area for all things alfresco.

“And once allowed, our interior spaces will provide a cosy space in which to enjoy sport of every kind.”

HertsLive – Hemel Hempstead