A country pub has reopened its doors after undergoing a six-month transformation.

The Farmers in Baycliff, Ulverston is back open for business after a major renovation of its interior building.

The pub was bought by local businessmen Sharon and Roger Chattaway who also own The Farmers Arms and The Rose and Crown in Ulverston.

According to Mr Chattaway, the pub was derelict when it first came into the family's hands.

Since then, the owners have installed a new bar, kitchen, restaurant and two bathrooms within the building.

The owners are also in the process of converting the upstairs area into a holiday letting apartment.

Mr Chattaway described the pub's new style as consistent with the 'farmer theme' with a 'modern twist'.

"We wanted to keep the farmer theme as much as we could by using cow skin seat covers, wooden bespoke furniture and a fire place," he said.

"We wanted it to have an old-fashioned feel with a modernised twist.

"We also have a dining table which the Queen herself sat on 30 years ago when she opened Little Urswick School.

"She actually signed the visitor's register on this table which is pretty special."

Since opening on Wednesday, Mr Chattaway said the response has been 'hugely positive' from the local community.

"We've been very busy since first opening our doors," he said.

"The locals have all been in to check the place out, we'd like to see as many new faces as we can."

Mr Chattaway's brother, Bruce, will be head chef in the kitchen whilst Avelino Goncalves will take on the role of pub manager.

In the future, Mr Chattaway hopes to employ apprentices in kitchen, management and hospitality roles.

"We want to take away the stigma that working in a pub can't be a career job," he said.

"There is great career progression in this sector and we always aim to treat our workers as best we can.

"In the future, we'd ideally like to work with local colleges and schools to bring in apprentices interested in this career."