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.