The future of an historic Brigg pub and restaurant has been thrown into further doubt.
Information submitted to North Lincolnshire Council planners in support of an application for permission to convert the Nelthorpe Arms into three houses reveals that the current tenants have given notice effective from May 31, when they will vacate the Bridge Street premises.
That is likely to be before the council decides the planning application, as comments from interested members of the public are being accepted up to May 17.
So will the pub continue to trade - under different management - in June and beyond?
Or will it serve its last pint at the end of this month?
Brigg-based Harriton Beracha Ltd, which is seeking 'change of use' planning permission and listed building consent, says its proposal for housing is "sympathetic to the building."
It has told council planners that without a change of use to housing, the building runs the risk of falling into disrepair "due to lack of interest in its present format."
The applicant says housing was the original use of this building within the Conservation Area, which is grade two listed.
PICTURED: Recent views of the Nelthorpe Arms taken by Brigg Blog, including the beer garden.