A pub firm is searching for the most romantic engagement story in return for a bottle of champagne and a meal to remember.

Lakeland Inns has launched a hunt for the couple with the most touching - or funny - tale of proposal.

They want to hear how the big question was popped as they gear up for Valentine's Day across each of their three Cumbria pubs; The Sun in Ulverston, The Black Cock in Broughton and The Commodore in Grange.

Sam Scott, general manager of The Sun in Ulverston, said: "January is almost over and love is in the air as we head towards Valentine's day.

"We know that every couple has a story to tell about how they got engaged - and we want to hear them all; funny, romantic, silly - and maybe those which didn't quite go to plan.

"Our judges will decide which story is the most romantic, and the winning couple will get a romantic Valentine's Day dinner on us complete with champagne."

Couples are being invited to hit the social media channels for any of Lakeland Inns' three pubs - or write an old-fashioned love note and send it in the post - with the details of their romantic proposal story.

The competition closes on February 6.