Freddy Valentine’s Public House restaurant and pub is located in Spring Green, Wisconsin in the historic State Bank of Spring Green. It was established by Dave Owen and his wife Jeaneane in August of 2012. Our slogan “Historic Building, Food and Cheer!” is fitting for such a unique environment. Expect to be awed by the architecture, the made from scratch menu items and, of course, the wide selection of beers, wine and spirits.
The name of the restaurant is derived from the owner’s late father Frederick Valentine Owen. He wasn't very fond of his name, but the Owen family thinks Freddy V’s is catchy and a great homage to a humble man who would have loved the building his name now hangs on.
Built in 1915, the building is a one of kind combination of Neo-classical Revival exterior with Terracotta pillars and snarling lion heads, a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired interior with coffered ceilings, the original safe door and a finely crafted new bar made with much of the re purposed original early 20th century marble, wood and iron work from the original teller wall.
The food at Freddy V’s is as well-crafted as the building itself, with menu items made from scratch, using many local meats, cheeses and produce. We offer traditional English fare, along with an eclectic mix of entrees, sandwiches and sides spanning many ethnic cuisines. No matter the menu item, bold flavor at Freddy’s reins king, and all at reasonable prices. Guthrie Larson, our extroidinary chef has a broad canvas and conjures up superb daily specials, hearty soups and a daily farm fresh salad. Also, look for theme dinner nights, wine and food pairing and beer and food pairing dinners posted in our events section.
The ornate bar, or as we called it as we were building it, “Our damn sexy bar!” is a perfect place for the more adventurous! Try our many 40+ local, US and International craft beers and ciders, plus taps ever changing as the mood moves us. Of course, Freddy Valentine’s has many fine wines (17 by the glass), and friendly mixologist bartenders that can make any spirit drink of your liking!
Reservations are taken for groups of 6 to 8 in our unique "Vault Room" only, all other tables are first come first serve. During the tourist season we suggest arriving at Freddy's a minimum of two hours prior to the start of the American Players Theatre show time, earlier is recommended.
Running behind, in a hurry or just want to picnic at APT? Check out our "Got A Show, Got To Go Menu", we have four pre-made, delicious and ready to roll sandwiches, and appetizers like house made Smoked Trout Dip, and Chips and house made Salsa, plus many tasty snack options. Every picnic needs a great beverage, we have some excellent wines by the bottle, cold bottled beer, plus many pepsi products, and water options. Call before 3PM the day of the show to place your order, or stop in and we will take your "Got A Show, Got To Go Order" and get you out of the door quickly. FYI - quantities will be limited to what is prepared that day. Got a show, got to go...Freddy's has you covered!
Come visit Spring Green, the American Players Theatre, House on the Rock, Taliesin, shop, golf, bike, fish, boat, canoe and snowmobile, while you are here don’t forget to visit us at the landmark Freddy Valentine’s Public House, “Historic Building, Food and Cheer!”