Our Heritage

After 46 years of being in the pub/restaurant trade we like to think we know a thing or two about what our customers enjoy.  Whether it’s real ale, quality dining or a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere we are always keen to please.

From the Cornhill Vaults in Lincoln to Welford Place in Leicester we then opened the Wig & Mitre on Thursday 14th December 1977 where the Bishop of Lincoln Simon Phipps pulled the first pint.  We were originally at number 29 Steep Hill and then moved to numbers 30 – 32 where we have been ever since.

In 1997 we opened Caunton Beck in the village of Caunton, Nottinghamshire.  A typical country pub/restaurant in a pretty village and quite different from the Wig & Mitre but with the same ethos – good food and good ale.

In April 2007 we acquired The Bottle & Glass in Harby on the border of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.  Again the ethos was on good food and good beer and in April 2016 we opened our micro brewery where we could brew our own ale.  Next to the micro brewery is a shop selling dairy produce, gifts, bread and dried grocery goods.

For many years Lincoln College and the Wig & Mitre Group have enjoyed a fruitful and robust partnership, together we have trained around 100 young people. As the Group has expanded, so has its commitment to training, encouraging our young colleagues to broaden their knowledge with formal training at the local college together with on-the-job practical training.