The Green ManSleeps 34
Converted pub with traditional charm designed for large groups between 24 and 34. Exclusive self catering accommodation with the original bar area in situ, plenty of dining and socialising space. Fantastic location for Alton Towers and the Peak District.
Exclusive Use of Your Own Converted Pub, Close to Alton Towers and The Peak District
- Thirteen bedrooms
- Nine en suites and two shared bathrooms. Baths are available in the en suites for bedrooms 5 and 7 and shared bathroom for 12a and 12b
- Sleeps up to 34 guests
- We have rescued and restored this former country pub to its former glory to create an amazing unique self catering venue in a great location.
- Enjoy exclusive use of your very own private pub with excellent private dining space, a fabulous games room and plenty of outdoor space too.
- Extremely spacious property which is jam-packed full of everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay
- This stunning family friendly self-catering accommodation is in a rural location, yet within striking distance of the southern tip of the stunning Peak District.
- Ideally located close to Dovedale, Ashbourne, Leek, Uttoxeter Races, Illam and Hartington.
- Alton Towers Resort a mere 7.5 mile drive drive. The Green Man works really well for low key celebrations and relaxed weekends.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
As you step over the threshold you will find a warren of landings spread over three floors. With a wide choice of freshly decorated light and airy bedrooms, styled with neutral decor, warm creams and coordinating furnishings, the thirteen bedrooms are all a good size (except the bunk bed room which is more compact).
All bedrooms can be made into twin and doubles to offer a flexible room set up for all types of groups. To complement the bedrooms there are a total of 9 en suites and 2 shared bathrooms all newly installed in a gleaming white finish. Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel.
Baths are available in the en suites for Bedroom 5 and 7 and also the shared bathroom on the top floor for Bedrooms 12A and 12B
Please click here for the bedroom layout.
Cooking & Dining
The generous sized modern fitted kitchen is perfect for groups wanting to totally self cater and cook for themselves. With ample storage, plenty of crockery, cutlery, pot and pans it is well stocked with all the mod cons.
The dining room truly offers a lovely open plan space for group meals with the original Cruck'd beams still on display. You can have flexible layouts for dining dependent on your numbers with solid oak tables, benches and chairs made by local craftsmen.
In the evenings after dinner, you can turn it into a cinema room with viewing on the 72 inch wall mounted TV. There is alternative dining space for more informal meals in a open plan room leading off the kitchen with a large farmhouse table and benches.
Please click here for finer details of what to expect at the property.
The ground floor of The Green Man is vast, with the original bar area becoming the focal point of the entire stay. Here, you can gather around the wood burning stove, serve your own drinks and perch on a bar stool at the fabulous original bar. This can be stocked as you wish (please note we have to supply the kegs for the pumps) and there is plenty of glassware, wine fridges and even an ice machine behind the bar.
No pub would be complete without entertainment, so just a couple of steps down from the bar area it opens into a games room with pool table and dart board. In addition, you can relax in a cosy lounge are with armchairs and comfy leather sofas.
Please click here for the floor plans.
The Garden and Outside Space
From the dining room doors it leads out to a paved terrace which is perfect for enjoying pre dinner drinks.
Across from the main building is a large garden laid to lawn. The garden is substantial in its size and is perfect for a kick around or a game of rounders. You can also BBQ here or on the terrace outside the dining room. We provide a oil drum BBQ for your use - available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
Being a former country pub, there is a very large gated car park for your private use.
If you can drag yourselves away from such a wonderful venue, we also have tons of ideas and recommendations if you want to something more adventurous such as off road walking, clay pigeon shooting, caving, abseiling, mountain biking, water sports and rock climbing.
The Peak District and The Surrounding Area
We recommend you venture out and visit the stunning Peak District with its enchanting villages and historic towns such as Buxton, Ashbourne, Leek and Bakewell well as enjoying its glorious ever changing landscapes.
The Peak District National Park offers a spectacular variety of scenery from steep sided limestone dales to the dramatic high moorlands. The Green Man is a short drive from Dovedale, Ilam, Alstonefield and Hartington with their amazing walk routes and there is something for everyone whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.
Just down the road you can hire bikes and jump onto The Manifold trail to explore stunning surrounding countryside and awe-inspiring Thor's Cave and Wetton Mill. Another great adventure is to spend the day at Alton Towers Resort with Splash Landings which is just a 7.5 miles drive away via back country lanes.
Click here for our recommendations to help you plan your stay.
How To Find Us
Tip: There are two Green Man's in the area and we are not the one in the town centre of Leek
The address of The Green Man is:
Ashbourne RoadBottomhouseNr LeekST13 7QJ
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.071867, -1.939906
Directions to The Green Man from Leek (approx. 10 minutes):
- From Leek centre follow signs towards A523 towards Ashbourne
- Once on the A523 follow for 4.4 miles
- You will go past an a garage on your right hand side called “Smithy Garage”
- Just under 200m after this, The Green Man will be on your right hand side- (a large white building on the corner at the cross roads)
- Turn right at the cross roads onto B5053 (Bottom Lane) and the entrance to the car park will be on your right hand side.
- You have arrived at The Green Man!
Directions to The Green Man from Ashbourne (approx. 20 minutes):
- From Ashbourne centre follow signs towards A523 towards Leek
- Once on the A523 follow for 5.6 miles
- You will go past an Indian restaurant on your right hand side called “Cloves Indian Cuisine”
- Just under 150m after this, The Green Man will be on the corner on left hand side just after a left turn at the cross roads- (a large white building)
- Turn left at the cross roads onto B5053 (Bottom Lane)- signposted to Ipstones and the entrance to the car park will be on your right hand side.
- You have arrived at The Green Man!
Directions to The Green Man from Buxton (approx. 30 minutes):
- From Buxton follows signs towards A53 towards Leek
- Once on the A53 follow for 11.8 miles
- Before you arrive in Leek town centre there will be a left hand turn signposted to A523 Ashbourne & Derby (Springfield Road), close to immediately after you enter the 30mph zone, there is small pedestrian crossing and some metal railings on your left- (on the right just before hand there is a small roundabout at the right hand junction)- take this left hand turn**
- You will go past ASDA on your right and Leek High Specialist Technology School on your left- follow the road for 0.3 miles
- After 0.3 miles turn left at the junction towards Ashbourne (A523)- you will go past a hospital on your left handside
- Follow the A523 for 4 miles You will go past an a garage on your right hand side called “Smithy Garage”
- Just under 200m after this, The Green Man will be on your right hand side- (a large white building on the corner at the cross roads)
- Turn right at the cross roads onto B5053 (Bottom Lane) and the entrance to the car park will be on your right hand side.
- You have arrived at The Green Man!
- **(If you miss the left hand turn do not worry- follow the road straight down you will come to a Waitrose on your right hand side- there is a set of lights just outside waitrose, carry straight on through these and you will come to another set with 2 lanes, take a left at these traffic lights onto the A523 into Leek centre, carry on over the zebra crossing to a set of traffic lights at a cross roads- at these lights turn left and you are back on track (A523 towards Ashbourne & Derby- follow for approx. 4-4.5 miles and see bullet point 6)
The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for The Green Man. Verbatim.
anonymous stayed in April '19
Perfect accommodation for our family get together with all my family. We had a wonderful weekend and highly recommend the Green Man. Tracey made us very welcome, was very helpful and informative. We look forward to returning in the future. Many thanks.
Watt stayed in December '18
Thanks so much with all the help with the organising! I will definitely recommend you to others,
anonymous stayed in October '18
Lovely venues, perfect for get togethers with family friends. Everything works really well and all very helpful.
Cox stayed in October '18
The Green Man was a fantastic venue, everyone had a great time and everything worked out well. Scoffs and Whim Ales were spot on. Tracey was very kind and helpful. We are looking for next year now as my wife is 50 and you've just got to have a pub in the place, focal point for everyone!!!
Cox stayed in October '18
I would also like to say what a wonderful time we had at The Green Man. A lovely place to celebrate my 50th year with friends. The high standard of the venue was excellent. Tracey was very helpful too. We shall definitely be coming back to another venue soon.
Anonymous stayed in June '18
Absolutely delighted with the service received and the venue and have already recommended Peak Venues to other colleagues across our company and hope to be using you again soon for my own team!
Roper stayed in February '18
We loved it. It was perfect. Thanks!
Poppe stayed in February '18
We had a great weekend, and everyone was impressed with the property, especially the kitchen, and the bar area! We had loads of fun.
Karvela stayed in February '18
We had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves over the weekend - so much so that we are looking to book again!! On top of that I wanted to say a great big thank you to Tracey who showed me round last week and then also welcomed everyone on Friday.. She was absolutely grand and made us all feel like we were in very good hands.
Boyle stayed in November '17
We had a great stay at the Green man where 29 family and friends celebrated my 60th birthday. The property is super clean,very comfortable and has everything you could possibly need. Tracey was very helpful in explaining how everything worked. The layout downstairs is a series of linked rooms, which meant that there were plenty of spaces for everyone to spread out and not feel cramped. The bedrooms are spacious, uncluttered and the beds very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this property.
Girault stayed in November '17
We had a great stay at the Green Man and there's already talk of booking our family weekend away for 2018 for this time next year back with you!
Chitnis stayed in October '17
We really enjoyed our visit to The Green Man (again!) and appreciated how clean and tidy it was when we arrived – Tracey does a great job and is most helpful.
Donnelly stayed in October '17
Thanks to all at peak venues. Everyone loved the place and it couldn’t have been better. Will look to stay again when an opportunity arises.
Davies stayed in September '17
We had an amazing time at the Green Man, couldn't fault the property or the service of the staff in the lead up to our stay. You made a difficult job of organising it very easy for me! The property was fabulous and I will write a review for you on trip advisor. We would really like to book again so fingers crossed we will be in touch in the future!
Shaw stayed in August '17
Thanks again. We had a lovely stay. Beautiful accommodation
McClimens stayed in August '17
Thanks so much, we had a really wonderful time and will certainly be booking with peak venues again at some point
Butler stayed in August '17
What an amazing weekend we all had at The Green Man, such a special place with all its quirkiness for celebrations with family. My Son loved running the bar, serving drinks for all the family.
Clelland stayed in July '17
We had a fabulous time and can't wait to do it again. Your team were very helpful
Sharpe stayed in July '17
The venue was fantastic - everyone had a great time, thank you.
Foley stayed in June '17
We had a wonderful weekend at the Green Man, the venue was perfect for us! Everyone was saying how brilliant the accommodation was. Thanks for being so efficient, making the booking process so easy and sending lots of information through to us prior to our stay.
Smith stayed in May '17
Dear Peak Venues Team We had a fantastic weekend at the Green Man. We were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation, how well it was equipped and how helpful Tracey was in explaining the property and helping us to get the DVD players working. Thank you all.
Jones stayed in May '17
We had an absolutely first class weekend and I will be more than happy to add to the glowing reviews I’m sure you’ve already received
Dawson stayed in May '17
We had a great weekend at the Green Man, thank you! Tracey was also very friendly and helpful and the venue was very clean and modern. Our favourite was the bar with drinks fridges available; made it feel like we had our own pub for the weekend!
Stirling stayed in May '17
Thank you we had a lovely stay at the Green Man. It was perfect for us and we hope to come back another time!
Lane stayed in May '17
The stay was amazing thank you. We all had a great time. Once again, thanks very much for a great stay.
Chalk stayed in April '17
We had a fabulous time at the Green Man!
Hadgraft stayed in March '17
Thanks for a terrific stay.
Pierce stayed in March '17
We absolutely loved our stay.
Milns stayed in February '17
We all had a great time at the Green Man a couple of weeks ago. Absolutely no complaints about the property at all.
Monro stayed in February '17
We had a great time thanks.
Hudson stayed in February '17
I would just like to take this opportunity to say what a wonderful venue you have and it was perfect for our weekend. Also I would like to say that Tracey was extremely helpful right from the moment we checked in throughout the weekend and right up until the point we checked out. I have 34 women urging me to book out the venue again for next year. The whole booking and payment process was made extremely easy by the peak venue staff and I just wanted to thank you. The Green Man is an amazing venue and completely exceeded not only mine but all 34 of our expectations.
Slattery stayed in February '17
We had an absolutely wonderful weekend with our friends and children. The Green Man was the perfect size and had excellent facilities
Eisenstein stayed in January '17
We had a truly wonderful time. The Green Man was absolutely perfect for our group. Now that there are tons of children running around it is really hard to find somewhere that can suit both the adults and the little ones but this place was just right. The ability to pour our own pints from the bar was a real highlight too. I am sure that everyone will want to book it again next year.
Woodhouse stayed in January '17
Thank you for a brilliant time
Barfield stayed in December '16
There were 14 adults, 10 children and 2 dogs celebrating Christmas and a 70th birthday at The Green Man. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough - beautifully clean, warm, and with a very well equipped kitchen. Whim Ales supplied a cask of beer which was so good that it ran out sometime on Boxing Day and the bar area was the gathering point of an evening for carols, billiards, darts and silly games. Waitrose delivered a huge food order from Leek, and the 2 range cookers, each with a double oven were indispensable on Christmas Day. A truly wonderful time was had by all, with lots of happy memories.
Archer stayed in December '16
We had an absolutely fantastic weekend at The Green Man and I will have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation and Peak Venues to friends and family
Blair stayed in November '16
We really enjoyed our stay, a beautiful part of the world and the cottage had everything we need. The pub is such a focal point!
Doak stayed in November '16
The Green Man was a fabulous venue and was everything we expected and more!
Shaw stayed in October '16
We have just returned home from our weekend at The Green Man with our family of 27 ( age range 5-76 years) to celebrate our 50th Birthdays. We had a wonderful weekend , everyone enjoyed the facilities at the venue. It had everything needed for a really enjoyable stay. All the bedrooms are very comfortable, the kitchen is fabulous as is the dining room , lounge and bar area which makes the place a bit different and certainly got our party started. The Green Man exceeded our expectations! We had an Indian take-away from Cloves on Friday which was very good and self-catered the rest of the weekend. The keg of beer went down very well and pulling our own pints was a treat! We visited Ilam Park, walked to Dovedale stepping stones and up Thorpe Cloud and also ran and cycled along the Manifold trail. All were great. Thank you to all at Peak Venues who made the booking process and everything involved in our celebrations so straight forward and easy. We would certainly recommend the Green Man to anyone wanting to organise a large group get together or holiday.
Walker stayed in October '16
Thank you for your e-mail below and yes we did thoroughly enjoy our stay at the Green Man. Tracey was extremely helpful when we arrived and with a couple of minor issues during the weekend.
Hill stayed in September '16
As for a review.... we absolutely loved it. We had 32 of us in total, adults, teens, kids and babies, celebrating my 30th birthday. We all had ample space, everything we could possibly need for our stay and more. Tracey was most helpful and even showed up to give us some milk in case we hadn't got any!! We arranged a food shop to be delivered when we arrived and had more than enough kitchen space for it all. Whim ales was fantastic and the ale was ready to pour when we all arrived. More than enough cots, beds, highchairs etc. Everyone absolutely loved it. We had a takeaway from the Indian restaurant down the road which was delicious, and walked it off at the reservoir not too far away the next morning. I can not wait to book again! Thanks so much.
Kumar stayed in September '16
Just wanted to say what a fantastic time we had over the weekend. The Green Man is an exceptional venue and we had compliments from all our guests. Tracey was a an absolute star and so helpful so want to send a BIG thank you to Tracey. Many thanks we had the best time ever!!
Scully stayed in September '16
The Green Man was a great property and Tracey (the Housekeeper) is a credit to your company.
Fielding stayed in September '16
We have all had an excellent weekend at the Green Man, to celebrate my mum and dads 60th wedding anniversary. The place is amazing, well equipped and Tracey who met us was excellent.
Darbyshire stayed in August '16
Everybody had a great time and thought the Green Man was a great venue for my 60th.
Donaghue stayed in August '16
Thank you very much for your email. We all had a fantastic weekend and can honestly say the feedback on the venue was nothing but positive! Thank you again. We will definitely recommend Peak Venues and I am sure we will stay with you again.
Whitehead stayed in July '16
We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation was ideal for our group
Lipton stayed in July '16
Had a fabulous time at the Green Man, everyone had such a good weekend catching up and letting the kids all meet up. Would definitely hope to book it again but might let someone else organise it next time!
Upton stayed in July '16
Thanks for the email, our stay was great thanks
Jacobsen stayed in June '16
Thanks for the use of the property for the weekend, we used it as a base for our wedding weekend. our guests loved it and it was great to spend the night before and the morning after with our guests.
Heffron stayed in May '16
We had a great time during our stay at the Green Man, and would like to say how great Tracy, the housekeeper, was during our stay also.
Wright stayed in May '16
We had an excellent weekend at the Green Man, the venue was spotlessly clean and everything we needed to make it a great weekend was to hand. all our family and friends that were there commented on how good it was and they all enjoyed it and we didn't have one complaint. We will certainly be booking another weekend with you. Tracey was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for her and she looked after us very well, as you did and all the staff that I dealt with
Harvey stayed in April '16
We had an amazing weekend the venue was perfect
Halsey stayed in April '16
Thank you so much for a great weekend... particularly to Tracey.
Patel stayed in April '16
Regarding our stay at The Green Man - it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We were there to celebrate a 50th Anniversary and had a wide age range of guests from 2 years old to 100 years old! From the initial contact I made with the company in February I have only positive experiences to report. The pictures on the website are a true reflection of the property's high standard. All the facilities and equipment provided have been well thought out and we did not require anything extra. Tracey, the housekeeper, made us feel very welcome on arrival; even providing us with milk to make a drink as soon as we arrived. She remained contactable all weekend in case of an emergency. The house was warm, comfortable and large enough to accommodate 40 people. All the rooms were clean and laid out as we had requested. There was an area of water damage in room 12 due to recent roof leakage, but this is due to be repaired. Plenty of shower gel and handwash provided and lovely fluffy white towels. Bathrooms were all clean and in good working order. In the kitchen there was plenty of working space, large pots and pans, serving dishes, crockery and cutlery. The fridge and freezer space was large enough to accommodate 3 days of food for 40 people and there was also ample storage space for cereals, tins etc.. Having child friendly crockery was an unexpected bonus. All the communal areas - dining room, sitting room and bar area were well used throughout our stay. The pool table and darts board were a definite hit! Even though the grassed area was wet, we managed to use the large car park for a game of cricket (bat and stumps provided). Overall a wonderful venue with superb facilities that helped us make a truly memorable 50th anniversary weekend for our family. I am sure that this is not the last time we will be booking with Peak Venues; we will all be recommending The Green Man to other friends and family! Once again, thanks for everything
Smith stayed in April '16
Thank you we had a wonderful stay.
Miller stayed in March '16
It is a fabulous venue for a big group of families
Horan stayed in March '16
We had a fabulous weekend in a fabulous venue; the whole set up with the bar area was ideal.
White stayed in February '16
We had a fantastic time at The Green Man
Gore stayed in February '16
Our weekend was fabulous. Thanks so much and particularly thanks to Tracey and her team. We will be back!
Troop stayed in February '16
The venue was great and everyone had an amazing time. Already looking at booking again.
Allen stayed in February '16
We visited The Green Man a year ago with the view to booking it for a long weekend for our family, friends and their (grown up) children to celebrate our 60th birthdays; we were hugely impressed with the whole setting and accommodation. So, moving on a year.........we, and 26 others had the most fantastic time one could imagine. The whole experience from start to finish was way beyond our (and our friends) expectations, from the quality of the rooms, the abundance of equipment in the kitchen, the fact that everything worked, the delivery and set up of the barrel of beer, the cleanliness of the whole building; just fantastic. Our guests didn't really know what to expect, and couldn't believe that we actually had a REAL pub for the whole weekend. We would like to make a special mention of Tracey; what a star! From when we had our first visit to when we left, nothing was too much trouble for her. She obviously takes great pride and pleasure from ensuring that people have a wonderful time. Brilliant! Although our visit was a one off experience, we would have no hesitation recommending The Green Man to others, and, indeed the younger members of our group were already talking about future 'get togethers'!
Doyle stayed in January '16
Just returned from celebrating a 90th birthday with 20 members of the family & 1 dog. Everyone had a fantastic time at the venue. From the warm welcome from Tracy the Housekeeper, the cosy warm rooms (snow outside but didnt even need to light log burner!), the well equiped kitchen, immaculate and comfortable bedrooms, relaxing lounge, large dining room to accomodate all the party at once to the the quirky bar areas allowing us all to be Landlords! (Get out of my pub!). Plenty of parking & outdoor space. Would definately recommend the Green Man for any large get together or party. Leek is only short drive with lots a supermarkets (found sainsburys, Morrisons. Waitrose, Asda, Aldi & CO-OP!!) nice market town with some quirky shops & market. On edge of peak district with great views!
Doyle stayed in January '16
Recently stayed at the Green Man for a long weekend to celebrate a 90th Birthday! Could not fault the place, it had everything we needed and more. Tracey the housekeeper provided a warm welcome and all the rooms were immaculate. We ordered a keg of beer which went down really well and added to the bar experience. Would recommend it for any type of celebration as plenty of room to accomodate a large party without feeling cramped. The bar provided a good meeting place and we all got to play Landlord! Lovely location with great views up to the Peak District
Paton stayed in January '16
we all had such a great time at the Green Man and the facilities for a celebration are excellent.
Shannon stayed in January '16
Thanks for the email. We had a great time. It's a great place and really well kept. We would recommend it to anyone.
Humphreys stayed in December '15
Hi there all first of all can I say a big thank you to you all at the Green Man we all had an amazing time it’s an amazing place we all can’t thank you enough. Our wedding went brilliantly well at the Ashes and then coming back to the Green Man afterwards and spending the day after to relax and reflect was perfect. Once again from the bottom of our hearts we would like to say a big thank you
Grant stayed in December '15
Thank you. Our friends were very impressed with the house and are already talking about rebooking in the summer! The whole service has been very professional from initial booking right through to the visit itself.
Charlton stayed in November '15
Many thanks for giving us the opportunity to stay in The Green Man for a wonderful weekend! Everybody was amazed at the place as your website photos actually give it a smaller look!! It really did suit our party perfectly.
Keenan stayed in November '15
Yes we all had a great time. The Green Man was perfect and have already recommended to other friends.
Houldsworth stayed in October '15
Thank you – we had a super time, and I will provide comments/review. In particular tracy was fantastic and very helpful. I am sure we will be back!
Harris stayed in October '15
We had a fabulous time last weekend. The venue was perfect for our group.
Harris stayed in October '15
What a weekend!! This was a perfect venue for my wife's 40th birthday celebrations. We had friends and family aged from 1 to 75 this last weekend and they all had an amazing time. Loads of space for everyone to spread out, with the teenagers pretty much taking over the pool table and dart board. The bar area is fantastic with loads of room in the fridges. The beer on tap from Whim Ales was great, the first thing everyone wanted to do when they arrived was to have a go at pulling a pint. Kitchen is fantastic with loads of space and every thing you could ever need. The dining room was plenty big enough to fit us all in at feeding time! George's Fish and Chip Shop in Leek was perfect for the night of arrival, they coped very well with such a large order and the food was great. Bedrooms are fantastic, with loads of space and beds for everyone. Beds really comfy and bathrooms really nicely done. The garden is great with loads of space. We brought a football goal with us which went down really well with the kids. House keeper Tracy was fantastic and really helpful throughout our stay, even when one of our guests managed to lock themselves out of their bedroom. I would highly recommend, already planning our next visit!
Hutchinson stayed in October '15
We had a fabulous time at the Green Man, thank you
Overington stayed in September '15
Many thanks, we all had an amazing time
Overington stayed in September '15
Harris stayed in September '15
We had the most fabulous time, already planning a return stay. Thank you! Huge thanks again, it's a fabulous place - love the thought that has gone into equipping it, so many places I've stayed don't have tea pots big enough or large enough tables etc.
Sutton stayed in August '15
We had an absolutely fantastic time At the Green Man and I have already had lots of people asking me to send the details - I can't recommend the venue highly enough and I will fill out our feedback - all very positive.
Howard stayed in August '15
We had an absolutely fantastic weekend at The Green Man, it was perfect for us all and we have all said we would love to use it again. The bedrooms worked great for us, we LOVED the bar and the kitchen catered for all our needs.
Loughborough Uni stayed in August '15
As the Student Sport Team from Loughborough University we usually strive for high standards, and we weren't disappointed with The Green Man! As a large group of 25 we had ample space to both work and relax, as well as enjoy the fantastic facilities at The Green Man. If you're looking for a place to have a work conference or a work away week, this would be a good option.
Gosling stayed in July '15
Where do I begin.............we had an absolute blast. The Green Man went beyond all expectations, it was the perfect weekend in every way. A number of people in the group said that they would be looking at the Green Man as a venue for their own family party's. Our age range was 7 to 70 and it catered for all. Please pass on our gratitude to Tracey the place was immaculate when we arrived and we all worked hard to ensure we left it as we found it. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending The Green Man to anyone for any occasion and once we have sorted the deposit, I will be straight on to Trip Advisor to do exactly that!! Thanks again, you made my wife's 40th birthday bash go down in folklore!!
Hibbert stayed in July '15
We have just returned from a fantastic weekend, at The Green Man which I had booked for my 50th Birthday weekend with friends. This renovated pub is an excellent venue for family or group get togethers that has everything that you need. It is very spacious, immaculately clean and the bar area is an added bonus and a great Hub of the house. We will definitely be returning to The Green Man as everyone party member was very impressed and talking of future celebrations for friends and family. One very happy 50 year old 😊
Healthcare UK stayed in June '15
I just wanted to say a big “thank you” for the fantastic venue “The Green Man” in Ashbourne. The venue was ideal for our 3 day business meeting . All facilities were of a very high standard. The kitchen was modern, well equipped and the living areas were ideal, especially the bar, pool table and darts! The bedrooms were also of a high standard, especially the bathrooms, which were modern and well equipped. Our business meeting went without a hitch and we would highly recommend this venue.
Clark stayed in May '15
What a fantastic venue the Greenman is! We had a wonderful stay. I cannot express in words how fantastic it was. It definitely exceeded our expectations and we will be back as soon as we can find another excuse for a get together. Every single person commented time and time again how lovely it was; the kitchen, the bar, the lounge and dining areas, the bedrooms, not to mention the views...they were all fabulous! Thanks again team for a great experience. From booking to arriving, every aspect was seamless and we got all the credit from our family!
Bailey stayed in April '15
Thanks for such a lovely time. Everyone enjoyed their stay
Adams stayed in April '15
We had a great weekend at The Green Man and thought it was a wonderful venue
Davis stayed in March '15
We stayed at the Crew and Harpur last year and that set our expectations for The Green Man high but they were smashed out of the water. The Green Man is amazing. Our group has now used Peak Venues twice and because we've had such great times the event has become an annual thing. We ordered kegs before we arrived and they were ready to pour when we got there. All rooms were spotless, towels and bedding all set up as requested. The Venue was immaculate, plenty of room for all of us to spread out. Also a nice patio outside, which we were lucky enough with the weather to use. Every single one of my group had an amazing time. We're already looking to plan next years event. I can't recommend The Green Man enough, or any of the other peaks venues. There a few local pubs nearby within walking distance and plenty of landscape to take in. The only downside is living with the troughs after you spend a weekend at the Peaks!
Thornton stayed in November '14
Just wanted to say a big big thank you for making a special get together with a group of fantastic friends even more amazing. The Greenman excelled all expectations. The website did not do it justice. What an amazing place to stay. The accommodation is perfect, the standard of the facilities is 5 star, I will happily spread the word about Peak Venues and what perfect venues they have. What could be better than having your own bar as the focal point of the place your staying. We had such fun and never stopped laughing all weekend. I'm certain this converted pub made the difference between a fantastic weekend and an amazing one. Another big thank for the lovely Christmas tree to help us have our early Christmas wonderland, it made the atmosphere even more cosy and Christmassy. After staying at Cliff House 2 years ago didn't think you could better it, can't wait to see what venue we stay in next year.
O' Conner stayed in November '14
Thanks for a great stay. Just returned from a weekend away with a large group of friends. This converted pub makes for a unique accommodation and we were blown away with the quality of the place. From the ice making machine behind our very own bar, to the underfloor heating which kept us cosy all weekend. A fabulous kitchen stocked with everything you could possibly need and great bedrooms full of character. Lovely touches from the owners with so many items provided for us like coffee, tea and sugar and lovely hand washes and shower gels in all the rooms. The character of the place has been retained well with the original pub loos complete with hand dryer, all made for a very special stay. Amazing place can't recommend highly enough.
Chitnis stayed in October '14
Dear all We very much enjoyed our weekend at The Green Man, and everyone agreed that we would love to stay there again. Tracey had made sure that the house was in great order when we arrived – beautifully clean and tidy bar was a huge hit. The kitchen is a great size, and very well fitted Hoping to stay with you again soon
Prendergast stayed in April '14
40 members of my family gathered at the Green Man to celebrate my 50th Birthday. Without exception we found the venue PERFECT for our needs. With an age range of 2 - 83 that is saying something! The particular "extra" that wasn't advertised was the on-call availability of the housekeeper through the weekend. She cheerfully and promptly assisted us wether it was someone locking their keys in their room, an extra long extension lead needed or the whereabouts of the nearest hospital when my Dad fell en route to the pub. Her willingness to help has extended past the weekend as Dad is now unable to drive for the foreseeable and she has liaised with Green Flag to arrange collection of his car. Tracy is the hidden bonus of this extraordinary venue - her "can do" attitude, warmth and graciousness was an exceptional and unexpected perk and we will all be coming back for sure.
Lanigan stayed in April '14
The place was fantastic and we all had a great time
Richardson stayed in June '13
Our stay was great and your venue was lovely. A few of our guests were so impressed I believe they are going to be in contact to check if you have any christmas/new year availability.
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Your Stay At The Green Man
Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby
- Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our very own award winning pub offer open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’. Booking advised.
- The George, Alstonfield - The George is an unspoilt, historic, family run pub in the Peak District village of Alstonefield, above Dovedale.
- The Three Horseshoes Inn - Does an amazing carvery, great for Sunday lunch.
- The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone - A country pub restaurant that prides itself on using local and seasonal produce.
- The Lazy Trout, Meerbrook - Traditional country pub serving great pub food.
- So Thai, Leek - Great Thai restaurant in the centre of Leek that also offers a take-away service.
- Leek Bar and Grill, Leek - Restaurant, cafe and wine bar specializing in exciting British Fusion food with a seasonal Mediterranean twist.
- Primo Piano, Leek - Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian food.
- Castro's, Cheddleton - Mexican restaurant
- Mehek - Leek. Indian Restaurant - serving great Traditional Indian Food.
- The Cottage Kitchen Country Cafe, Winkhill- Just down the road from the property this country cafe and farm shop has a large and varied menu.
- Dillion's Tea House and Cafe, Ashbourne - Serves a lovely cream tea/afternoon tea.
- Betty's Sewing Box, Ashbourne - Quirky Victorian tearoom with fabulous home-made cakes.
Fresh Delivered Meals and Take Aways
- Sauced Here - fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks -great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
- Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
- Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.
- Monty’s Fish and Chip Takeaway - A great fish and chip shop in Leek which will deliver out to the Green Man.
Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby
1. Alton Towers
Arguably one of Britain’s best theme parks, Alton Towers is only a 7.5 mile drive away. The infamous Alton Towers resort offers a greatfamily day out, as well as the renown rides which provide enough excitement even for the most ardent fun seeker, the Cbeebies land is a great addition to cater for the youngest family members. The waterpark is also not to be missed, with rides for the adrenaline junkies as well as relaxing areas for those who just want to chill out in the Lagoona Bay, and for those looking for a more relaxing day, the Spa is a great place to unwind and chill. The Spa also offers a great selection of treatments if you are feeling indulgent.
Click here for further information on Alton Towers resort.
2. Peak Wildlife Park
Just down the road from the Green Man at Winkhill, this wildlife park is a great destination for families, with walkthroughs which allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals such as lemurs, penguins and wallabies. There are opportunities to feed the animals by hand and also a large outdoor play area, sandpit and bouncy castle to keep the little ones occupied.
Click here for more information on Peak Wildlife Park
3. The Roaches
The Roaches, with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks form a gritstone escarpment which marks the south-western edge of the Peak District. A mecca for walkers and climbers with some of the best gritstone climbing in the country. Once you have reached the top of the rocky ridge there are stunning viewing across the Staffordshire moorlands. Obviously no trip would be complete without catching the ‘winking man.’
Click here for more information on the Roaches
4. The Manifold Trail
A short but very attractive walking/cycle route along the route of the former Leek & Manifold Light Railway. Look out for the impressive Thor’s Cave and interesting rock formations along the way and stop for lunch at the lovely National trust tea rooms at Wetton Mill, or take a picnic to have down by the river.
Click here for information on the Manifold Trail
5. Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
A nice afternoon out for the family, children and adults alike will enjoy a ride on the miniature steam railway, which hugs the outline of Rudyard Lake. As well as the miniature steam railway, Rudyard Lakes offers picturesque walking and you can also hire rowing boats and canoes out.
What To Expect at The Green Man
A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):
- Hand soap
- Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
- Shower Gel
- Washing up liquid
- Cling film & foil
- Bin liners
- 5 x dishwasher tablets
- Oven gloves
- 4 x tea towels
- Dish cloths
- Basic cleaning materials
- Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
- Iron and ironing board.
- Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
- Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
- Fresh towels - 1 x bath towel per guest and hand towels in the bathrooms
- 4 x travel cots (if requested)- please bring your own cot bed linen
- 3 x high chairs (if requested)
- Washing machine and tumble dryer
- 2 x DVD players and TV in the lounge
- 72 inch wall mounted TV – HDMI and VGA (VGA connection is hard to access)
- Ipod docking station
Cooking and Dining
Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).
- 2 x Microwaves
- American style fridge/freezer and and additional undercounter fridge
- Double toaster
- Kitchen Scales
- 3 Kettles
- 2 double toasters
- Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
- 2 x range cookers with 5 gas rings on each. Both have two ovens each , a grill and the storage compartments at the bottom.
- 2 x dishwashers
- We have 3 x tables in the dining room that are approx 3ft wide and 8ft 9ish long and then we have 1 that is 3ft wide and 4ft 6 long. They can seat
36 guest in various combinations.
- Extra dining area in the kitchen with farmhouse table and benches
Bar Area and Games Room
- Please note that some of the beer pumps on the photos are for decoration only and are not in use. Please contact us directly for details on the bar area.
- 2 x large wine fridges behind bar
- Ice machine
- No cocktails shakers
- Log burner in bar area – 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
- Pool table and darts board
- Patio with 4 large picnic benches
- Good size lawned garden
- ½ Oil drum style BBQ – available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
You Should Know
- Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. For your information, dogs are allowed on site if pre-arranged - you will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details.
- No fireworks due to nearby live stock
- Noise Policy - due to quiet rural location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 9pm. Neighbours are in close proximity.
- Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.
- The postcode is ST13 7QJ - further details can be found on the directions page
- The nearest town is Leek
- The nearest villages are Ipstones and Waterhouses both with a pubs, post office and village shops
- Nearest restaurant 100m – Cloves Indian Restaurant
- Alton Towers is only 7.5 miles away
- Private Parking for 30 cars
Booking and Payment Process
- We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
- The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
- Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
- A cautionary damage deposit of £500 is held and returned after your stay
- Click here for a full description of how to make a booking
Arrival and Departure
- Check in 3pm or after
- Check out is by 10am prompt
Shopping Delivery Information
For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arranged the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there are no Peak Venues staff on site).
Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here
Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service. Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.