Monday, January 07, 2019


Mike and Net Williams - mine hosts at the Woolpack in Brigg - behind he bar on their final Saturday night at the hostelry in January 2019 - see Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Brigg Blog popped into the town's centre's Woolpack Hotel over the weekend to say farewell to mine hosts Mike and Net Williams (above) and pass on our best wishes for the future.
It was their final weekend behind the bar of the Market Place hostelry before leaving early this week to take charge of other licensed premises down south.
The Woolpack will remain open under new management appointed by the company that owns the premises.
During Mike and Net's tenure there were many positives for The Woolie - a distinctive and historic three-storey hostelry within the Conservation Area.
External improvements were made, with new toilets installed and improved decor added inside. See details here...
Rooms for residents were also refurbished in 2016. See details here...
They also hosted regular live music nights - greatly enjoyed by regulars and townsfolk attracted by 'the turns' ranging from ballad singers to ska and rock bands.
This came as no surprise, given Mike's links with one of the UK's biggest music events.
Regulars were also encouraged to exercise their own vocal talents. View example here...
In August 2017, Mike and Net hosted a memorable heat of the Lincolnshire's Got Talent contest, with local acts trying their best to impress the judges See details here...
North Lincolnshire Council carried out two routine food hygiene inspections at the Woolpack during the couple's tenure - in autumn 2016 and last year - and in both cases a maximum five star 'very good' rating resulted.

Landlord Mike first featured in Brigg Blog during June 2016 - courtesy of a report by Ken Harrison of Brigg Matters Magazine, who took this picture to illustrate it.
Ken said: "With the Olympics looming large on the horizon, Mike Williams - mine host of The Woolpack in Brigg - strikes a Usain Bolt pose.
"Mike has recently taken the tenancy, coming up from Shepton Mallet in Somerset - 'down where the zider apples grow,' as the saying goes."
"Mike has acted as a steward at the Glastonbury Festival over the years."

The Woolpack  pub in Brigg with hanging baskets on display - see Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
The Woolpack in Brigg Market Place with hanging baskets on display