Quirky. Memorable. Exclusive. No end of superlatives can do this one-off establishment justice. In fact, the only way to really get a taste of the Green Rooster’s eclectic European vibe is to step inside.
From the super attentive staff to the laid back atmosphere, it’s hard not to feel at home here and the cherry on the cake? It’s not just another pub. It’s an enigmatic music venue, a hybrid, a café hub and a secluded hideaway – the perfect place in which to host a business meeting, relax with friends, dance the night away to a heady mix of music and even…to enjoy a cup of tea. We’re not talking about any old tea, but over 60 different flavours of mouth-watering, worldly blends. From black teas to white teas to real fruit infusions, to green Matcha, caramel and chocolate delights, the Green Rooster is home to an encyclopaedic selection. Sourced from various locations around the globe, each cup takes more than five minutes to brew, with certain concoctions claiming to give a bigger kick than coffee.
Brandishing a European air, sipping on spirits alone certainly isn’t compulsory here, and the many tea tipples are guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective of patrons. However, if you do fancy a cocktail…there’s a mélange of options to choose from, comprising a number of all-time favourites, as well as an intriguing combination of newbies – all of which are prepared by the resident cocktail master and mixologist, who so I’m told, boasts Michelin Star knowledge.
Asides from a faultless fusion of drinks, the Green Rooster is also home to an equally pleasing décor. The snug, situated behind the bar, boasts a bewitching blend of artefacts – all collected by Pawel (the owner) on his travels. Comfy leather armchairs complement the rich décor, whilst the music can be regulated on request – making this the perfect place in which to host a low-profile business meeting.
Another of the ground floor rooms offers a rich tapestry of botanical plants; antique street lamps, shuttered mirrors and an all-encompassing 19th century beer barrel. Then there’s the ‘larger than life’ token rooster in the corner to consider – discovered in the local auction house.
One of the Green Rooster’s many showpieces is the quaint beer garden, a vision of earthy decking and green grass walls. After all, where else can you find a concealed suntrap in the heart of town?
Although deceptive from the outside, this venue is a lot bigger than first perceived and on climbing the stairs, you’ll not only ascertain an additional bar, but also, a live music venue – a treasure trove of memorabilia. From the photos of past acts that line the walls to the anonymous birdcage complete with taxidermised crow, to the DJ booth resting upon a tower of old trunks, the closer you look, the more you’ll see.
Live music takes place on a Friday and Saturday evening, with original voices such as The Cryptic’s and Kevin Bryan taking to the stage, whilst Delaney is rumoured to release his EP here later this month! Wednesday evenings play host to Cubana, an authentic Afro Latin endeavour, whilst other things to watch out for include a lunchtime special of all you can eat pizza and a film night, set to launch on the 13th May. All events and updates can be found on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRoosterJersey.