Sunday, December 17, 2017


Brigg Blog wondered whether Saturday, December 16 would see many people out and about to kick-start the Christmas season in town centre hostelries.
We visited and passed a number of watering holes last night - purely for journalistic research purposes, you understand!
There was a big turn-out of fun-seekers, particularly at pubs with music-related entertainment on offer.
We began by passing the Britannia Inn, on Wrawby Street, where Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters Magazine, was in attendance.
He took many pictures at the Royal British Legion's Brigg Branch Christmas meal.
Among those supporting the event was Coun Rob Waltham, a member of Brigg Town Council and also North Lincolnshire Council's Leader.
Ken tells us that mine host Shane Garrett's hostelry provided a splendid three-course festive meal.
He says Coun Rob, recently awarded the MBE,  was a special guest.
"He was taken by a little by surprised when, after the meal, karaoke contestant Rudelphia wanted him to pose for the camera (see picture) although, it was noticed, he didn't put up much resistance," Ken adds.


It is hoped the Legion's Christmas meal will become an annual event.
The renowned Hicksville Bombers were playing live at the White Hart.
The Yarborough Hunt, also on Bridge Street, was very busy when we arrived not long after 8pm.
But mine host Lucy Fensome and her staff were well up to the task behind the bar.
Many folk were dancing to the music provided at the Woolpack by landlord Mike Williams when we paid a brief visit, and the karaoke at Eugene Irwin's Dying Gladiator was also going down very well with the punters.
Apologies to other pubs we didn't have time to call at, notably the Lord Nelson (mine hosts Richard and Jordan Smith) but we had popped in there briefly during the morning without visiting the bar for a pint of Old Mill Bitter.
Next Saturday (December 23) we hope to drop in at a few of those we missed last night.

Four pictures by Ken Harrison of the British Legion's Christmas meal at the Britannia Inn, Brigg.