TWO pub groups have launched a £1 children’s menu as they bid to make family days out a little easier on the purse strings.

Lakeland Inns and Inno Hospitality Collective have introduced the family-friendly meals to coincide with the Easter Holidays.

The initiative aims to make eating out more accessible, as many people look to save money amid a national cost of living crisis.

Kirsty Ridge, who is the managing director of both companies, said: “The price of everything seems to be increasing and this is having a real impact on so many people, but particularly on families with children.

“A meal out is family time, away from the pressures of the workplace or chores at home and we don't want people to lose out on that because it becomes unaffordable.

“Our kids eat for £1 initiative aims to make a visit to the pub for a meal accessible for as many people as possible and we really look forward to welcoming families to all eight of our venues participating in this scheme.”

The initiative launches on April 4 and runs from Monday to Friday between 5pm and 6pm.

Pubs taking part are The Sun Inn, Ulverston; The Commodore, Grange-over-Sands; The Black Cock, Broughton-in-Furness; The Clarke’s Hotel, Rampside; The Royal Oak, Curthwaite; The Tavern at Hale, Milnthorpe; the Tennant Arms Hotel, Skipton and The White Mare, Beckermet.

Options on the £1 menu include fish and chips, sausage mash and veg, pizza and chicken nuggets with chips and veg.

The initiative will run across April and May. The £1 meals are available for every child aged 12 and under who is accompanied by an adult who orders a main course from the adult menu.

Lakeland Inns is run by Kirsty Ridge and has five pubs across Cumbria:  The Sun in Ulverston; The Commodore in Grange, The Black Cock in Broughton-in-Furness, The Clarkes Hotel, in Rampside and The Royal Oak in Curthwaite, Carlisle.

Inno collective is the company Co founded by Kirsty Ridge to offer a different pub experience.