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Green Man Hotel (Old Harlow)

(Show map) Tel: 01279 442521
Hotel Policies
Check-in From 14:00 hours
Check-Out 07:00 – 12:00 hours
Cancellation/Prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
Children Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required.  Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Accepted Credit Cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.


Bar/Lounge On-site bar & lounge
Restaurant Pub restaurant on-site
Hairdryer In-room hairdryer
Free Wi-Fi Unlimited free Wi-Fi available
Television Flat-screen digital TV
Free Parking Ample on-site free parking
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities In-room tea & coffee making facilities

Weddings and functions at The Green Man

The Green Man Hotel is also perfect for parties, weddings and special occasions, so if you’re planning a family get-together or a special event, please get in touch – we look forward to welcoming you. With our lovely venue in the heart of the beautiful hamlet of Mulberry Green, superb in-house catering, function room and guest bedrooms, we can make sure you enjoy the occasion to the full.

About the Hotel

An ideal location for business & Stansted

With free on-site parking, proximity to the M11 and Stansted Airport just 12 miles away, The Green Man Hotel is ideally situated for business travellers and holiday goers alike. Come and enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of our comfortable rooms and experience the relaxed atmosphere and delicious food of our on-site pub restaurant.


The perfect hotel for families and parties

If you’re planning a family break, The Green Man Hotel is perfect. It’s family-friendly and situated within easy reach of a wide range of attractions, including Paradise Wildlife Park, Europe’s leading animal experience attraction, and the award-winning Colchester Zoo.

How to get here

Free parking for guests

With ample parking within the hotel grounds, parking is never a problem at The Green Man Hotel, and our close proximity to the M11 and M25 means you can soon be on your way.


How to get here

We are conveniently located just 10 minutes from the M11 at junction 7. To find us by satnav, use the postcode CM17 0ET.

Area & Hotel History

The Green Man Hotel, located at the heart of Mulberry Green, is a significant landmark in Old Harlow and evidence that Mulberry Green was once an important coaching station. By 1881, when the hotel was in the hands of the Bambridge family, the census records that, in addition to William Bambridge, ‘hotelkeeper and farmer’, and his wife and 11 month old daughter, the staff included 3 general domestic servants, 4 grooms and a 12 year old page boy, a typical retinue to handle the busy coaching trade.


During the 18th century, Old Harlow was an important stop-off point for horse drawn coaches en route to London from Cambridge, Newmarket, Norwich and elsewhere. The Essex & Herfordshire Turnpike Trust was established in 1774 to manage the road from Harlow to Great Chesterford. The route to London ran south from Harlow Mill via Old Road, Mulberry Green, the High Street and London Road. The current settlement pattern and collection of public houses at these junctions is a legacy of the area’s role as a major stop-off point for coaches.


In 1218, permission was granted to hold a Monday market, which led to the growth of Old Harlow – and the shape of Market Street today echoes its past function as an active marketplace.


Old Harlow, which was simply known as ‘Harlow’ before Harlow New Town was built, pre-dates the first written record in the Domesday book of 1086, when a population of 45 was noted, mostly poor tenant farmers attached to nearby Harlowbury Manor. It is therefore not known when it first came into existence, but there is evidence of Iron Age settlement just north of Old Harlow on Stanegrove Hill, and archaeological remains of a temple dating back to the 1st century.


Built just after World War II, Harlow New Town was created to ease the overcrowding in East London, along with Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead.  Just a five minute drive from the Old Town, New Harlow is a vibrant contrast to Old Harlow, planned with many open green spaces and over 100 public sculptures including Rodin, Hepworth and Henry Moore.

Local Attractions

About Old Harlow

The ancient parish of Old Harlow has been sympathetically preserved and features many attractive streets and listed buildings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, thanks to its growth during the golden age of coaching. Mulberry Green itself retains a distinct hamlet character, with The Green Man set on the small green known as the ‘village triangle’. Eleven of the buildings in Mulberry Green are listed, including The Green Man, the Old Forge and some well-preserved cottages and Georgian terraces.


New Harlow (1 mile)

Harlow New Town, which was designed by world-renowned architect Sir Frederick Gibberd shortly after World War II, is a busy town with large open green spaces, and over 100 major public sculptures, including works by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth giving rise to the ‘Harlow – Sculpture Town’ tag. If you’re staying at The Green Man, New Harlow is well worth a visit.


Bishop’s Stortford (8 miles)

Part of London’s commuter belt, Bishop’s Stortford is a beautiful historic market town in East Hertfordshire. Places of interest in and around Bishop’s Stortford include Bishop’s Stortford Museum, The Forge Museum and Mole Hall Wildlife Park – it’s well worth the short trip.


Paradise Wildlife Park (12 miles)

As Europe’s leading animal experience attraction, Paradise Wildlife Park has got it all – from big cats and meerkats to lemurs, pandas, penguins and birds of prey. Feed a tiger, shadow a zookeeper, face your phobia, adopt an animal or simply enjoy the beautiful gardens. Paradise Wildlife Park is a day out the whole family can enjoy.


Knebworth House (15 miles)

Best known today as Britain’s largest music venue, Knebworth House was the home of Victorian novelist, playwright and politician, Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Join its extraordinary guest list, which spans Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II, and discover one of England’s most loved family homes. The house and grounds are open to the public, and include a mini railway and dinosaur park.


Stansted Airport (12 miles)

The fourth busiest airport in the UK, Stansted operates flights to hundreds of domestic and international destinations and is home to many popular low cost carriers such as Ryanair. Easily accessed from the hotel via the M11 or the quieter B183, you can be at Stansted in less than half an hour.


Colchester Zoo (41 miles)

With over 260 species and 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo has recently won the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award. Star species include sun bears, leopards, orang utans and Komodo dragons. Take the road train to Lost Madagascar and be surrounded by lemurs in an unforgettable walkthrough experience.


Bluewater Shopping Centre & Lakeside Shopping Centre (20 miles)

These two highly popular shopping centres, located nine miles from each other, offer a vast range of high street brands, restaurants, coffee shops and a cinema – everything the business or leisure traveller could ever need.

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