Rivals eye up Scunthorpe nightclub The Britannia

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 11 Dec 2017

Two rival bar operators are reported to be in the running to buy the freehold of The Britannia bar and nightclub in Scunthorpe.

Both prospective bidders, who have not yet been identified, viewed the premises at the corner of the High Street and Frodingham Road recently.

It's two months since owner Scott Slingsby, 47, announced the freehold of the 110-year-old flagship building on Britannia Corner was up for sale for £650,000.

His agent, John Knight at Paul Fox Commercial, confirmed the latest viewings.

He said both prospective bidders had interests in the licensing trade in and outside the Scunthorpe area but declined to give any more details.

Meanwhile, The Brit continues trading on Friday and Saturday nights.

In 2010 Scott invested a reported £1 million in transforming the pub, which was opened by Melbourne Ales in 1907.

He has turned the Brit into the number one weekend bar in the town centre.

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