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Opening times:

Monday to Saturday (ex Weds): 12.00 to Close

Kitchen 12.00–2.30 pm, 6.00–9.00 pm

Wednesday: 5 to Close

Kitchen 6.00-9.00 pm

Sunday: 12.00–8.00 pm
Kitchen 12.00–5.00 pm

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Our lovely rural pub is just 8 miles south of Cambridge and located right at the heart of the village of Thriplow. The tenant in this Community Owned pub is Alex Simion and the Front of House Manager is Hayley Lewin.


We and the rest of the team are dedicated to providing you with a fantastic range of ales, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Plus a great and constantly changing menu of mouth-watering dishes made, wherever possible, with the freshest and finest local ingredients. 

We are open seven days a week and you can either sit inside our cosy pub or outside in the back garden or green space in front of the pub, where you can simply watch the world go by. If you want to make more of your visit and not worry about driving we recommend staying here. 


The first records of this building being used as a public house date from 1788 when it was called the "Garden and Spade". Variations on this name continued through to its change to the present day name of "The Green Man" in 1822.

More recently, in 2012, the pub was bought out by the locals to become a community owned pub with some 71 shareholders, which is run by a village board of directors. 

If you would like to read a more detailed account of the pub's history (and the four other pubs that used to be in Thriplow), including stories of robbery and other skulduggery,  visit this page written by the Thriplow Society.

Pub Signs

The pub signs are part of our heritage and the Green Man has had numerous signs over the years. The current design was made after a competition in which locals submitted their ideas. The winning idea was from former resident Zib Seligman, reflecting both the Gardener and Spade & agricultural history, our daffodils and the dog friendly nature of the pub. The previous sign resides in the pub today and also shown here are some other designs that didn't win the competition. And where does the name derive from? "The Green Man is a legendary being primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of new growth that occurs every spring" - Wikipedia.

Current pub sign
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Dog and Family Friendly

We welcome families and will do our best to cater for children of all ages. In the summer there is a lovely garden at the rear of the pub which is securely fenced from the road.

And of course, we welcome your four-legged pets too! You'll always find bowls of water and maybe even the odd treat for your furry friends!  

Make a Stay in Thriplow

If you'd like to combine your visit to the pub with an overnight stay, we can recommend the perfect AirBnB, just a short 200m walk (or stagger!) from our door. Divided into three 2-guest properties and luxuriously finished you can view them here:

The Cob >

The Bakehouse >

The Barn >

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