ESSEX born chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin are riding high after scooping a top award for their pub just six months after they launched.

Judges from the National Pub & Bar Awards crowned the Galvin Green Man, in Howe Street, Little Waltham, the county’s top local pub and it will now go on to compete in the regional finals later this month.

It will be up again five other county winners at the grand final in London on Tuesday May 23 when the overall national pub and bar of the year will also be announced out of 94 county winners.

Launched in November last year, the Galvin Green Man is the latest venture from the brothers.

Chris Galvin, who is also chef patron as well as co-owner with his brother, says: “We’re extremely pleased to have won such a prestigious award.

“It wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic team and the support of our amazing customers.”

Galvin Restaurants, run Chris and Jeff, are a collection of French restaurants the Michelin-starred brothers began in 2005.

They include Galvin La Chapelle and Galvin HOP in Spital Square London, Galvin Demoiselle which is in Harrods in Knightsbridge and others in Edinburgh, Hertfordshire and even Dubai.

Galvin Green Man, their newest venture is one of the oldest pubs in Essex, dating back 700 years.

It has undergone a major transformation to restore to its former splendour with a new dining room and glass vaulted entrance added.

The pub also has its own beer garden and four private dining rooms, for up to 16 guests, each with their own style and crated in partnership with local business’ and suppliers in the Chelmsford area.

And here is the chance to try out two top-class recipe from the Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff who have also produced their own cookbook filled with instructions on howe to produce their top class dishes, Galvin : A Cookbook de Luxe in your own home.