Sunday, May 27, 2018
LAST NIGHT AT BRIGG PUB TODAY BUT WHEN WAS THE FIRST DRINK SERVED?
With the Nelthorpe Arms pub in Brigg town centre serving its last drinks tonight (Sunday, May 27) before closing its doors, the founding date of the historic hostelry on Bridge Street has been questioned.
Brigg Blog has been quoting 1849 but Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters Magazine, suggests circa 1780, making it Georgian.
"It had three names - The Wheatsheaf and at some point, The Greyhound, becoming the Nelthorpe Arms circa 1850," Ken says.
A big farewell party is planned tonight at the Nelthorpe, giving locals the chance to enjoy a final drink or three.
The current tenant is nearing the end of his lease and the owners have submitted plans to convert the building on Bridge Street into three dwellings.
North Lincolnshire Council planners are now considering a 'change of use' planning application and another for listed building consent.