Father-and-son team to take charge at North Lincolnshire pub

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 6 Nov 2017

Former Brigg publican Richard Smith is to return to the town centre as the new host at the Lord Nelson hotel and restaurant.

Richard, 45, currently head chef at The Jolly Miller, in Wrawby, takes over on Wednesday (November 8) from Jim Swanson, 70, who is retiring after 16 years at the Nelson.

The new licensee, who will be joined in the business by his son Jordan, 19, a personal licence holder, plans to start “fairly low key".

But the hotel’s owners at the Old Mill Brewery are reported to be investing in the new year on a major refurbishment of the Market Place venue.


Richard and Jordan Smith who are set to take over the Lord Nelson.

Richard said: “So a new chapter for the venue will begin after that with new drinks and food offerings on the cards.

“I feel Jordan and myself can make the Lord Nelson a huge success for the people of Brigg and visitors alike and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

For the past two-and-a-half years Richard has worked at the Wrawby pub and he said of his departure: ”It was a difficult decision to leave the Jolly as we have built up a good reputation there.”

Prior to Wrawby, Richard and his family ran the Black Bull in Brigg for eight years.

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