The Green Man, a traditional pub, restaurant and hotel in the Bedfordshire hamlet of Stanford has been brought to market as the owner has decided to focus on other business prospects.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSet on a plot of approximately 1.5 acres, the property dates back to the 1700s and sits along a roadside. The Green Man comprises an \u2018L\u2019 shaped bar with dining space for approximately 40 covers and two large restaurant areas, which offer formal dining for a combined 150 covers, in addition to a large beer garden. Above the pub, there is a two bedroom owner\u2019s flat on the first floor, which includes a living area and kitchen and can be accessed via a separate entrance.\r\n\r\nThe Green Man also features 18 en suite letting rooms, many of which have recently undergone refurbishment. Five rooms are situated in the main building and the remaining 13 are located in an adjacent building. Additionally, there is a large shingled car park with space for 50 vehicles.\r\n\r\nFollowing over five years of ownership, current owner, Paul Symonds, who has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, has decided to sell the business in order to focus on other business projects.\r\n\r\nHe said: \u201cI have thoroughly enjoyed the past five years at The Green Man and will miss the fabulous team here, who have worked incredibly hard to achieve the enviable reputation that we enjoy today. The business is in great shape and I feel that the time is right to hand over the reins to a new owner, who can continue to take the business from strength to strength.\u201d\r\n\r\nBusiness property adviser Christie and Co is handling the sale and seeking an asking price of \u00a31.5m for the freehold interest of The Green Man.