Pub of the Season
Nelthorpe Arms, South Ferriby, Summer Pub of the Season Presentation
In early September, members of Scunthorpe & District CAMRA gathered at the Nelthorpe Arms in South Ferriby
to present them with our Summer Pub of the Season award.
When pub closures get so much publicity, it's nice to report a good pub news story for a change. Not so long ago
the Nelthorpe Arms was closed and boarded up and in a state of considerable disrepair, awaiting a sale
which would probably have seen it demolished to make way for new housing. Fortunately a local benefactor stepped
in, bought the pub and together with former licensee Gavin Richards, began an ambitious restoration project
to return the Nelthorpe to its former glory. After a lot of hard work, the Nelthorpe Arms opened up again early
in 2019 and has become a thriving community pub for the village to enjoy.
It comprises a well fitted-out bar/lounge with pool table and darts and a cosy snug called 'Wilson’s Snug'
at one end. It retains an attractive restaurant with an enterprising food menu and has several rooms let out
on a B&B basis.
Gavin has recently decided to offer three handpulled real ales at the pub – one will be Brew XI
as a stock beer with two rotating guest beers and a changing craft keg beer. Real ales on for the presentation
were Lincolnshire Craft Beers Harvest Bitter, Crafty Little Brewery Silk Stout and Sharp's Six Hop IPA.
It's good to have the Nelthorpe Arms back in the real ale fold and we congratulate Gavin and all staff at the pub
on their award.
Previous Pub of the Season awards