Brigg’s White Horse rides again

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Brigg’s new £1.7 million JD Wetherspoon pub opens next Tuesday.

The refit of an existing pub in Wrawby Street also sees it keeping the same name, reflecting the history of the venue.

The relaunch has created 42 jobs and the pub will be run by manager Gavin Ellis.

The pub building was originally a farmhouse, dating from the 18th century but became a pub by the time Queen Victoria ascended the throne.

Brigg’s annual horse fair, held on or around August 5, used to take place on the street outside, until trading was moved to an auction ring.

From next week, the White Horse will open from 8am until 12 midnight Sunday to Thursday and 8am until 1am on Friday and Saturday.

Food will be served throughout the day, from opening until 11pm, every day.

The White Horse will specialise in real ales and craft beer, serving a wide range of beers, including those from local and regional brewers.

The new-look pub will feature one bar, a large beer garden is to the rear of the premises, where smoking will be permitted in a designated canopied area, plus a non-smoking pavement café-style area, to its front.

Historical photos, details of local history, information relating to events, historical buildings and characters of the area, as well as artwork by local artists, including an outline painting of a horse on the gable side of the pub, are all displayed.

A well, discovered on the site during the building project, has also been made into a feature table,with a glass top.

Manager Gavin Ellis said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the Brigg community.”