The Green Man
A mile off the A14 on the brow of a hill is the small village of Leighton Bromswold, where Catherine of Aragon’s funeral cortege stopped off en route to Peterborough Cathedral, and where the metaphysical poet George Herbert was parson.
The Green Man is the archetypal village pub and benefits from having no televisions or jukebox to distract visitors, although room is made for the local pub sport of ‘Hooded Skittles’. It is very much a community pub serving the village, local farmers and business people alike.
The long-standing landlady Toni Hanagan is joined by chef Bill Bennett who serves up good quality pub food at good prices using local ingredients wherever possible. I particularly enjoy the Sunday luncheon which is gargantuan and comes with lovely Yorkshire puddings and a plentiful bowl of freshly al dente cooked vegetables. I would defy anyone to eat this as well as a starter and dessert. Beers are regularly rotated and include several local brews. At the time of writing, the Green Man is open every day except Monday.
By Philip Seaman, Cambridgeshire Editor.