"Where was this, exactly?" was the question.
We had to say we didn't have an answer but said we'd check with Josie Webb, who knows a great deal about Brigg's history.
Josie later told us: "Ancholme Yard is now renamed Ancholme Court. It is at the foot of the bridge.
"There was a pub in that yard in the early 1800s called the Ship Inn; the landlord, Mr Pinkess, was also a clock-maker."
Sadly, we didn't think to take a picture of the historic bottle - a notable survivor. We are blaming this oversight on the fact that we'd had a few beers by then. But from the pump, not the bottle!
PICTURED: A display board from the current Brigg street name exhibition at the Heritage Centre.