The outspoken owner of budget pub chain Wetherspoon is set to visit Cumbria later this month to give a series of pro-Brexit talks.

The company's founder Tim Martin is is to drop in to four of his chain’s Cumbrian watering holes to outline what he claims are "the huge economic advantages" of leaving the EU with no deal.

In a packed day of talks he will visit the Woodrow Wilson, in Carlisle, the Henry Bessemer, in Workington, the Bransty Arch in Whitehaven ending at the Furness Railway in Abbey Road on Wednesday January 23.

The visit is part of a nationwide tour of more than 100 pubs in the budget chain of pubs.

The tour is being backed by #StandUpForBrexit, a grassroots campaign to ensure Brexit as promised is delivered.

The Brexit referendum was held in June 2016 in which 51.9 per cent of the more than 30 million people who voted opted to leave.

In Cumbria almost 285,000 voted with Allerdale, Carlisle, Eden, Copeland and Barrow-in-Furness all voting in favour of leaving, with South Lakeland the only district which came out for the Remain campaign.