The Green Man character has served as a protective spirit over "Ropsley" (name derived from "the clearing in the wood") for centuries and ensured all residents were "well-watered". The village, once home to 17 family businesses, still retains a sense of self dependence through its close-knit parish and thriving farming community.
Leanne (the now landlady) grew up in Ropsley whilst Phil (the now landlord), who schooled in nearby Grantham, comes from a career in the drinks industry. After university and a number of years working in Dorset, they relocated back to the village in 2009 to raise a family of their own.
In 2015, The Green Man, like many other pubs across the country, appeared destined for permanent closure. As it was the village’s last remaining pub, Phil & Leanne stepped forward to see if they could rejuvenate it once more.
The Green Man has now re-established itself as The Village Pub & Tea Rooms; a versatile venue where all are made to feel welcome and where an unparalleled level of effort goes in to delivering a relaxed, casual drinking and dining experience.
The Green Man's state of the art cellar system delivers a perfect pint every time, the three-strong chef team continue to innovate with local, fresh produce (alongside those famous pub-classics) and the team of staff relentlessly seek to ensure patrons enjoy their experience and keep coming back!
As well as securing CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR awards in both 2017 and 2019, The Green Man currently holds “Lincolnshire’s Best Pub” on TripAdvisor! We also won the 2018 Countryside Alliance Awards and a number of local food and business awards.