The historic White Hart pub in Brigg has been sold, subject to contract completion.
Closed for a couple of years prior to the Coronavirus emergency and its three lockdowns, the Bridge Street hostelry was eventually placed on the property market through agents LLH Solutions, resulting in a potential buyer stepping in.
Brigg Blog recently noticed the 'For Sale' boards were no longer present on the frontage and inquiries revealed that the White Hart has now changed hands.
The pub dates back to the 18th century and by the mid-1800s was one of 30+ hostelries within the town centre.
Sergeants renowned brewery was established on the riverside, close to the White Hart, supplying ales to many premises in the area which it owned and operated.
The White Hart was acquired in the late 1970s by local businessman and builder, Ray Neall, who transformed it over several years and then ran what soon became a thriving concern alongside his wife, Norma.
The Nealls created additional car parking and developed the popular beer garden overlooking the Old River Ancholme.
The White Hart was eventually sold to a brewery, with well-known Brigg duo Bob and Sue Nicholson running it for a time before they acquired the Queen's Arms, on Wrawby Street, in the mid-1980s.
Several other changes of ownership followed until, having been closed for some time, the White Hart was sold to another company by Marstons in August 2018. However, the pub did not subsequently reopen.