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Beer festival at the Green Man in Grantchester


Meet Us At The Beer Festival On 30 March!

It’s that time of year again, when beer festivals are popping up all around Cambridge and Beyond. I have to admit, that I never was a huge fan of English beers as ‘we’ from the continent like a beer with a nice head and served cold. This all changed when I visited the beer festival at the Green Man last year. I thought I have a go at it as after a long walk from Cambridge I needed a nice and refreshing drink so I decided to have a try some of the local brews on offer instead of my usual cider or glass of wine. Instantly converted! That is converted to the artisan breweries as my palate doesn’t really run wild on the industrial ones I am afraid.  The reason for this probably is, living for some time just a stones throw away from the Altstadt in Düsseldorf and ‘De Oude Haven’ in Rotterdam, where I was spoiled for choice for fantastic artisan beers.

Easter weekend is the start of the new season of beer festivals at the Green Man in Grantchester. One of the reason why I particularly like it, is the fantastic food and the live music during the beer festival. If you haven’t been to the Green Man yet, then you are really into a foodie surprise as their food is far beyond the fine food you can get these days in many Gastro pubs. Their beer festival is very popular and you might think, that they reduce their menu down to only bar snacks. Not at the Green Man though! They offer the full range of their excellent meals.


What’s on the menu during the the Beer Festival at the Green Man in Grantchester?

  • Live music
  • A selection of over 65 beers and ciders
  • Delicious food prepared by Nicholas Zwolinsky

Have one on us!

We have teamed  up with the Green Man in Grantchester for a free half!  Come and join us at 4pm at the Green Man in Grantchester in the garden ( if isn’t raining) and share a fine local brew with us.

To take up our offer:

1. Like us on Facebook

2. Join our mailing list

3. Send me an email on and quote GreenmanMarch13

That’s all! Looking forward to meeting you on the 30th of March at 4pm!

Note: Apply quickly as we only will be giving away 100 halves!


Nicolas the head chef at the Green Man

 What will Nicholas dish up during the beer festival?


Soup of the day served with freshly baked bread


Locally caught rainbow trout poached in olive oil, seared watermelon, star anise and watermelon dressing, baby gem lettuce and a tarragon mayonnaise


Terrine of ham hock, pickled onions, carrots and enocki mushrooms, English mustard, crème fraiche and toasted beer bread


Mussels cooked in one of our local ales served with crusty bread


Caramelised terrine of potato and truffle, pickled girolles, crispy egg yolk, truffle mayonnaise and a chive oil


Soft centred veal Scotch egg with sautéed wild mushrooms, smoky bacon, granny smith apple and winter truffle shavings


Chargrilled mackerel, yoghurt  mousse, salt baked beetroot and celery salad with a citrus dressing


Classic chargrilled chicken Caesar salad


A table sharing platter of a baked Camembert with a selection of cured meats,
roast peppers, red onion marmalade and crusty bread



Beer battered north Norfolk coast haddock, served with hand cut chunky chips, minted pea purée and tartar sauce


Pan fried red mullet, crispy squid, sweet potato and ginger puree, pak choi, coriander, and a sesame and coconut dressing


Homemade Cambridgeshire beef burger with your choice of bacon and Cheddar or Stilton cheese, served with homemade fries and a crisp mixed leaf salad


Slow cooked pork belly, crispy terrine of confit pork, black pudding, bacon cannelloni, piccalilli, granny smith and a cider sauce


Roast loin of cod, mussel consommé, crispy fishcake, mashed potato, broccoli and an almond sauce


Chargrilled 28 day matured sirloin steak cooked to your liking, served with chunky chips and a house salad


(Add a delicious peppercorn sauce for the perfect steak for £1.95)

Onion and parsley Pie, smoked cauliflower puree, savoy cabbage, baked camembert cream and a parsley sauce


Slow cooked loin of Hare,  confit shoulder, hare and offal suet pudding, carrot and star anise puree, wilted cos lettuce and a red wine sauce


Thyme roasted wood pigeon, button mushroom puree, pancetta, pearl barley, silverskin onions, wilted spinach and a Madeira sauce


Accompaniments (V) £2.95

Home baked bread, chunky chips, rocket with pine nuts and parmesan salad, mixed leaf salad, sautéed new potatoes, sautéed winter vegetables


Their desserts are something very special!

Granny smith panna cotta, raisin puree, cinnamon, hazelnuts and an apple and ginger granite


Warm pistachio sponge, goats cheese mousse, caramelised pistachios, white chocolate ice cream and a citrus dressing


Dark chocolate brownie, blood orange jelly, vanilla ice cream and a dark chocolate sauce


A selection of cheeses served with an assortment of biscuits and a delicious homemade chutney


Mango Iced Parfait, coconut and passionfruit cannelloni, lime caramel, star anise crisps and coriander


A selection of ice creams and sorbets (G)


Gerla de Boer

Gerla de Boer is the founder of the award-winning Cambridge Food Tour in Cambridge, UK. She is a globetrotter foodie and always keen to get under the skin of a city or country she visits. She likes to get off the beaten track to get to know the latest food, fine local produce, visit their local markets and check out the hot places to eat in town. These experiences she takes back to Cambridge to create amazing food tours and events. Connect with Gerla on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram