Pubs hunt for best Valentine’s Day proposal story

By Alice Leader contact

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Love is in the air: Sam Scott of the Sun wants to hear customers’ best proposal stories
Love is in the air: Sam Scott of the Sun wants to hear customers’ best proposal stories

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A pubco is on the search for the most romantic proposal tale, but silly ones are welcome too.

Across its three Cumbrian pubs, Lakeland Inns is hunting for couples willing to share how the big question was popped as it gears up for a Valentine’s Day competition.

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 that 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.”

Another year together

Couples are now being invited to hit the social media channels for any of Lakeland Inns’ three pubs – the Sun, the Black Cock in Broughton and the Commodore in Grange – or write an old-fashioned love note and send it in the post, with the details of their romantic proposal story.

Lakeland Inns managing director Kirsty Mackenzie said: “We love Valentine’s Day. After the post-Christmas slump in January, it is always lovely to see happy couples out, enjoying themselves and celebrating another year together – and we can’t wait to hear the stories of their engagement.”

At the Black Cock and the Commodore, the lights will be dimmed and a romantic soundtrack will accompany the evening as service begins.

Room 1780 – an area of the Sun pub – will be transformed into an exclusive live music venue for a small number of couples.

On 6 February, the competition closes and the most romantic couple will win Champagne and a meal.

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