Historic pub Glad to be back serving Brigg drinkers
Any concerns that many have existed about the well-being of the famous Dying Gladiator in Brigg proved unfounded.
The historic hostelry in Bigby Street - with its famous statue - closed suddenly.
But there's good news for those wishing to enjoy a drink in the only pub of this name in the UK - the doors have now reopened again to customers.
A message posted near the main entrance explains: "Due to matters out of our control we had to close for two weeks."
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In nearby Wrawby Street the 18th century White Horse hostelry is on the market for £250,000 - freehold - through specialists CBRE.
It is advertised as having potential for alternative uses, subject to planning consent.
Over in Scunthorpe, Mark Deans, the boss at The Light, has decided to open up on Fridays and match the £1 price for spirits with that of the nearby Britannia night club.
In Clubland, a decision by bosses at the Ashby Mill Road Club to sell varieties of coffee like mocha and latte at least half the price of High Street rivals is paying rich dividends.
Club secretary Andy Cellin explained for every £1 cup sold, there was 75p profit – compared to only around 45p for every pint of beer sold.
Mill Road officials have also signed a new catering deal with Bebe’s in Ashby High Street.
Andy said under the deal hot pies and sandwiches were available during the week and three-course Sunday lunches at £9 a time were served at noon and 2pm.
The fortunes of Scunthorpe’s oldest club, the Ashby Constitutional, have been given a boost after officials signed a new five-year tenancy deal for the fishing rights to Yaddlethorpe Ponds
Cons secretary Eddie Buckley said under the deal with the Scunthorpe Pisces Angling Club, long-needed maintenance work would be carried out on eight of the nine ponds.
The 13-acre site on Scotter Road was bequeathed to the club members many years ago on the condition it continued to be used for angling.