The bar that is a REALLY hidden gem: the pub is trapped in time under the mall with empty pint glasses and a 27 year old bag of dry roasted peanuts
- The former popular cellar bar The Green Man in Loughborough, Leicestershire, closed permanently in 1993
- The entrance has now been bricked up and is now unused under a busy shopping mall
- Haunted images seem to show that it is trapped in time with images of parcels of peanuts and pint glasses
- Features in a new novel in town about the investigation into the disappearance of local market vendors
These haunting images depict the final day of a closed pub trapped in time, including an unwanted packet of peanuts and several empty pint glasses.
The once popular basement bar, The Green Man, in Loughborough, Leicestershire, closed in 1993 and its doors were later bricked up during restoration work.
It’s now under the bustling Carillon Court shopping mall, where many shoppers don’t even know the pub beneath their feet.
As a result, its final moments have been preserved for more than 25 years.
The images captured in the underground pub show long unused benches, medieval murals on the walls, and the last pint glasses that were used before they closed.
The former venue is part of the new novel The Green Man’s Dark Secret by the writing group Ruler’s Wit, which is about the disappearance of market vendors.
The Green Man’s entrance has long been obscured since it last opened in 1993, and many shoppers are unaware of its existence in Loughborough, Leicestershire
Some of the pictures show the pub’s cozy benches, which are no longer suitable for sitting down and are surrounded by old, seemingly medieval murals on the walls. The colorful ceilings can also be seen in these incredible pictures taken in the once popular basement bar
It seems the staff didn’t see the beer when cleaning up the last snacks customers were enjoying before closing their doors, as this picture shows a discarded packet of peanuts that is well past the best before date. Hopefully everyone who stuck into the nutty snack didn’t need their pills, which they left at the bar in 1993
Other pictures taken at Green Man show the long-disused bar, where the last pint glasses were still in use before the doors were closed and the entrance sealed. These glasses could do with a wash, but would still do the job if someone were thirsty enough
Prospective customers would have to be very thirsty to take a sip of this discarded pint glass that can be found in The Green Man’s bar in Loughborough. It has discolored over time, but it still looks great for a 27 year old beer
Drinkers who have visited the Green Man will recognize the distinctive sculpted benches shown in this picture, which also show that the bar is remarkably intact, despite having been abandoned for nearly 30 years. It could use a sweep, but it still looks great, even though it hasn’t been used since the early 90s
Medieval murals depicting troops preparing to storm a castle on the walls look just as good today as they did in 1993. The images of the basement bar have remained intact for the past 27 years and look like they’re ready to pick one up to step on another wall – presumably by history fans
While the bar and seats look untouched over the years, nature in this picture seems to be gradually reclaiming its ceilings, and several green plants are sprouting through its lights. The green is just one of the few signs that many people have not seen it in 30 years
The Green Man’s loos could use a mop but look remarkably preserved, though they haven’t been used since they were last used nearly 30 years ago. Some of the tiles have peeled off over time as well, but the toilets are still noticeable to some of his male guests who have burst over the years
Many shoppers using Carillion Court, Loughborough will have no idea that the previous basement bar exists beneath their feet in the middle of the main drag. It is mentioned in a new novel about the disappearance of local market vendors in the city