Incredible photographs offer a look inside a pub trapped underneath a busy shopping centre and frozen in time.

The Green Man, located in Loughborough, Leicestershire, was closed in 1993.

The doors were sealed off as renovation work was carried out at the Carillon Court centre, Leicestershire Live reports.

Bosses said it would cost too much to create a new entrance, and it's unclear if it will ever reopoen.

Inside, its bar and benches are still intact – although there are no longer any customers propping them up.

On its walls are three huge murals depicting scenes of castles and knights painted by artist David Parry, which have remained untouched.

There is also a bag of peanuts dating from 1993, as well as scores of empty beer glasses.

Since it closed, potential developers have viewed the site but decided against taking it on.

Speaking in 2011 when the Loughborough Echo paid a visit inside, Baljit Kooner, Carillon Court's manager, said: “Developers looked at it a couple of years ago, but they were put off by the cost.

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“Lots of pubs seem to be being bought by Tesco to make them into Express stores. But I don’t think even Tesco would want to put a shop down there.

"The whole place looks like a castle inside, the pictures are very impressive.

“It is also pretty clean as well – there are not as many cobwebs as you’d think.”

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A new novel featuring the abandoned pub is also due to be released by writing group Ruler’s Wit.

Written by four friends who went to university in Loughborough, The Green Man’s Dark Secret focuses on the disappearance of several market traders.

Authors Karen Ette, Stephen Ashurst, Melinda Ingram and Donna Shepherd spoke to around 25 other ex-regulars to get a flavour for what The Green Man was like, with some of the legends of the boozer weaved into the text.

Ms Shephard told Leicestershire Live : “It’s been hard work but it’s been lovely to do.

“The initial idea was to write more short stories but instead of having a seasonal theme we decided on a common location.

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“Min (Melinda) suggested writing stories relating to the market square and we all agreed that it would be great to take a character each from our previous stories and plonk them together. We wondered how they would all react.

“Karen told us about the underground pub that she had visited many years ago. Min and I were fascinated – seeing as we are not local to Loughborough, although I attended university there from 2009 to 2015.

"We gathered together pictures and agreed that the old pub was the perfect setting.”

The Green Man’s Dark Secret is available to buyon Amazon .

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