Spotlight: Last Leaf Public House

Posted September 8, 2021

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The Last Leaf Public House has been a Spring Green fixture for many years - but not necessarily in its current form. Learn more about this delightful English-style pub housed in a historic bank in this week's Spotlight. 

Last Leaf Public House

134 W. Jefferson Street
(608) 588-0041 |

There's a lot of history behind Last Leaf's journey. Can you tell us about it?
Last Leaf Public House is a reinvented restaurant from the same owner (Dave Owen) as Freddy Valentines. Last Leaf specializes in House Smoked BBQ Entrees, simple to exotic Flatbread Pizzas, Shareable Apps, House Salad, Craft Cocktails, Whiskey, Wine and Beer! It is located in the beautiful historic Bank of Spring Green. Last Leaf prides itself in high quality (mostly) made from scratch menu items that have flavors that won't disappoint.

What changes have you made since your space was last open?
Dave also wanted to reinvent the space as a vintage English style pub, like walking in to the past, but also walking in to someplace new! The exterior has newly painted front doors and light fixtures, while the interior is an eclectic mix of vintage signs and pictures, school house chairs made into shelves and a gorgeous Last Leaf wall art hanging on the back bar.

Where does "Last Leaf" come from?
Why the name Last Leaf? The name is derived from the Tom Waits song "Last Leaf" which is about a resilient, defiant leaf that refuses to fall off the tree, no matter how strong the winds. Tom used it as a metaphor for himself. But it's also the perfect metaphor for Dave, the restaurant, Spring Green, and all of us of us who have weathered the storm called Covid. It is a name of strength and determination.

Join us in the celebration of the launch of Last Leaf Public House!