Wednesday, March 11, 2020



Jimi Jimmi - a well-known and experienced singer on the North Lincolnshire pubs and clubs circuit - went down well at the Woolpack in Brigg Market Place last Saturday night (March 7) offering familiar songs from many decades.
People decided to dance to the music, including some of the younger audience members. Jimi was making a welcome return to the Woolie.

The Woolpack is holding a karaoke contest, with prizes to be won, on Friday (March 6) from 9pm.

Enjoying a drink at the Woolpack during Jimi's performance last Saturday night.

Across at the Dying Gladiator, on Bigby Street, last Saturday night the popular karaoke/disco was again well supported. And those fancying a bite to eat were popping outside to place orders at Andrew Devai's Snack Shack in the adjoining beer garden.
It was nice and warm in the Yarborough Hunt, on Bridge Street, courtesy of 'real' coal fire heating. However, the Government is set to introduce a ban on coal sales next year, as part of a 'green' move to improve air quality. Where will that leave Brigg pubs which still use historic grates?
Humber Hopster - the new locally-brewed ale that Brigg Blog and other Yarborough Hunt customers have taken a shine to - was still on sale last weekend. We hope it will become a regular 'hand pull' offering.
Many people passing the Cafe Courtyard, in the Market Place, on Saturday evening will have seen a busy scene inside and wondered what event was under way. It was the Brigg Town Civic Dinner, hosted by the Town Mayor and the Town Council, with councillors, staff and many guests in attendance. Awards were also presented; more about those to follow later.
A couple of customers at the Britannia Inn, on Wrawby Street, had their chest hair 'waxed' on Saturday night in a charitable cause. We arrived too late to watch them go through the pain barrier, but we were shown a video of the procedure being carried out. Ouch!
As Brigg Blog forecast, many Grimsby Town football fans stopped off in town last Saturday on their way to watch the Mariners win 2-0 at Scunthorpe United in the northern Lincolnshire derby which kicked off early at 1pm. The Black Bull, on Wrawby Street, was particularly busy serving morning pints.  The Black Bull will be taking part in the World's Biggest Pub Quiz tonight (Wednesday, (March 11) from 8pm. 

Brigg & District Servicemen's Club will be holding its annual general meeting at the Coney Court premises on Tuesday, March 24, from 7pm.