THE reopening of a much-loved pub has reignited the community with its Sunday roasts gaining a strong reputation. 

The Green Man, a previously vacant pub located in Prestwood, Great Missenden, opened its doors again in May 2023 after being the beneficiary of a significant refurbishment.

The popular local watering hole, empty for several years, was acquired by Hildreth’s Garden Centre in 2020 with the hope of reinstating the much-beloved community asset.

The renovations concluded in early 2023, allowing the venue to finally welcome patrons back from May 27, 2023.

The reopening has been met with much enthusiasm from residents, both old and young.

The Green Man is recognised for its family-friendly ambience and the welcome extended to both children and dogs.

Dan Hildreth of Hildreth’s Garden Centre, said: “Pubs are disappearing fast throughout the country.

"This is terrible because they offer so much to so many; a safe space, a chance to socialise and communicate with others.

"For many in a small village, particularly the older generation, this can be lifesaving. And this is why it was so important for us to get the pub back open”.

The Greenman offers its services seven days a week, with breakfast now being served from 9am Tuesday through to Saturday.

The pub's Sunday Roasts are quickly gaining a strong reputation amongst the locals.

The menu is filled with classic country pub dishes, including comforting soups, jacket potatoes, and generous sandwiches.

The pub also provides an outdoor space for families to relish in the summer.

During winter, visitors can enjoy a drink near the cosy log burner.

The Green Man aspires to be a community hub as well as a pub.

Therefore, to encourage locals to visit, the pub currently offers discounts to the elderly (OAP) and NHS personnel.

Events such as quiz nights and darts competitions further contribute to the lively community engagement.

The revival story of The Green Man appears to be a success for the residents, with an extensive food menu added to the charm, including the recent inclusion of breakfast offerings.

The operators are striving to bolster more community engagement in 2024.

The re-launch of this familiar pub seven months ago, after many closed years and an extensive refurbishment, deserves acknowledgement as a remarkable achievement, as it resumes the role of a cherished local hub.