Stuart Green of The Cabbage Patch named BT Sport Manager of the Month
Stuart Green, Manager of The Cabbage Patch in Twickenham, has been awarded the title of BT Sport Manager of the Month for November.
Widely recognised as one of the world’s most famous rugby pubs, The Cabbage Patch is a Twickenham icon. Stuart has been at the helm for 23 years, overseeing five Rugby World Cups during that time.
Stuart was selected by BT Sport for his work in providing the perfect environment for rugby fans and beyond, winning him the BT Sport Manager of the Month trophy, along with a £1,000 voucher to spend in the BT shop.
Stuart said: “It’s an absolute honour and a pleasure to win BT Sport Manager of the Month. I am really chuffed for the team as well, for while I may front the business it’s all about the team and they are incredible.”
For the love of rugby
Featured in an article written by BT Sport about his Manager of the Month win, Stuart told BT Sport the Rugby World Cup was an incredibly busy time for the famous rugby pub, which opened early for every game.
“The Rugby World Cup has been fantastic and we have shown all but every game. As we progressed in the tournament so did the interest. For the semi-final we had people queuing at 6.45am – an hour and a half before we opened.”
Stuart said there is a four-year waiting list to get a hospitality package at the pub for the Guinness Six Nations.
“Businesses from all over the country book hospitality packages at The Cabbage Patch for the big rugby events. They come here because it’s a great experience – you can’t beat the atmosphere.”
More than rugby
The Cabbage Patch is much more than just a rugby pub. It shows an array of other sports such as Premier League and Champions League football, hosts live music, comedy, and Q&As with players and pundits, and actively looks to recruit employees with learning difficulties who otherwise struggle to find work.
“The lovely thing about rugby is the inclusiveness. Rugby fans will happily go into any bar with any other fans and share the experience as long as the place is warm and welcoming with a great food and drink offer and great screens, they will watch rugby anywhere in the country,” Stuart explained.
“Sport and rugby are massively important to us, but perhaps more important is being part of the community. We like to offer opportunities to people. We work hard with adults that have learning difficulties so they can come and work in the pub.”
Read the full article about Stuart’s trophy win: BT Sport major trophy heads to Twickenham.
The Cabbage Patch is located at 67 London Road in Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3SZ. Visit The Cabbage Patch’s website or call 020 8892 3874 for more information and to make a booking.
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