The earliest date for the Green Bank Hotel is 1640. I know this because it said so in the ladies’. Round the back is Working Boat, a busy bar and dining room with hearty options and a view to die for. I kept noticing that my Dad and Watson were disappearing mid-afternoon. Turns out they were going for sneaky cider walkies. Eventually they took me with them.
The first night I ordered the vegan flat bread which comes with seasonal toppings. On season when I visited were olives, artichokes and very large tomatoes. Personally I would have preferred it with something like sun dried tomatoes: stick to the jar theme, it’s January after all. As it was, the tomatoes were a bit too watery. It didn’t ruin the flatbread, I’d still recommend it, but it would have been better without them.
The second time we stopped by I went for the burger. It’s beetroot red with beans inside, it’s also a hell of a mouthful. The burger is very loosely held together so each bite leaves you with a splatter on your plate. Although the taste is good it’s very irritating to eat. I’d give this one a miss in future and stick with the flat bread. Because with the food, the views, the warm atmosphere, and a generous welcome for Watson (and probably other dogs) we’ll be back.