Brewer Tom Wood raises a glass to his plans to extend 'trading well' Brigg hostelry
A PUB has announced plans for expansion as several changes take place in the industry in North Lincolnshire.
The Yarborough Hunt on Bridge Street in Brigg is seeking planning permission to take over the property next door to increase space at the site.
Tom Wood, of the Melton Ross-based Tom Wood Pub Company, has submitted a planning application to North Lincolnshire Council.
As part of the plans, the property next door to the pub would be knocked through to allow extra space for drinkers.
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Mr Wood said an increase in demand was the reason behind the move.
"The Yarborough Hunt is doing very well and trading well, with an increase of cask beers," he said.
"One of the limited factors is that we have not got enough space for customers some nights of the week, so we are planning to move into the building next door.
"We are actually going to retain a very similar feel to the Yarborough Hunt.
"It is a very difficult trading period for pubs, but when I visit other pubs, there are still pubs out there that are improving their standards, improving offers and drinks are still actually doing quite well."
Mr Wood described the expansion as "relatively simple" but said that it would "improve the quality of the pub" to the customers that drink there.
The remainder of the property would be given over to office and storage space to support the running of the pub.
The application is due to be discussed at Brigg Town Council's planning meeting on March 13. Councillors will then pass on their recommendations to North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee.
Elsewhere, the White Horse on Wrawby Street in Brigg and the Nelthorpe Arms on Bridge Street in Brigg are both being advertised for sale.
The freehold for both of the historic pubs is up for grabs, but no details have been released about the guide price.
The Dying Gladiator in Brigg has shut its doors.
The pub, on Elwes Street, had closed in mid-October and was put up for lease by the owner.
New owners Chris Buckel and Eleanor Colleran had stepped forward to turn the pub's fortunes around.
But it has not been open for business for several days.
The owners were unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.
The Carnival Inn on Tofts Road in Barton can now also be knocked down, after planners decided their consent was not needed before work begins.
The Salvation Army wants to create a new centre and seek permission to put housing on the site.