THE Old Farmhouse in Ulverston has long been a firm favourite of mine - particularly for its Sunday offerings.

The roast beef is outstanding, not simply because of the large portions which set you up perfectly for a lazy Sunday afternoon, but mainly due to the melt-in-the-mouth meat which is always cooked to perfection.

I’m good friends with the mum of one of Abigail’s best friends at nursery and after we had spent a play date at Ford Park I suggested we head over to the Old Farmhouse for tea.

Both Emma and her four-year-old son Rowan are vegetarians and we were quite disappointed the menu had only a handful of dishes; excluding sandwiches and starters the only main courses were the veggie burger and vegetable linguini. The kid's menu didn't have a single vegetarian option.

Abigail declared she wanted sausage and mash and I opted for the Farmhouse Special burger (£13.95).

My burger was a precariously-stacked mountain made up of an 8oz beef burger, a panko chicken breast, streaky bacon rashers, cheese and onion rings served with fries.

The chicken breast was spot on but the beef let it down as it was slightly tough.

Abigail's Cumberland sausage (£4.95) was full of flavour and cooked just right; the portion was very generous which allowed me to have a taste.

She repaid the favour by eating almost all of my onion rings.

We also ordered a side of nachos (£7.25) to share and this was the highlight of the meal.

In hindsight I wish I had just opted for nachos to myself as they are incredibly moreish and for just 70p extra you can have the dish topped with pulled pork.

Overall the meal might not have been as up-to-scratch as I had hoped but we still enjoyed it and the Old Farmhouse remains one of my favourite gastropubs.

Ratings

Food 4

Service 4

Atmosphere 3

Value 4

Pros

Very generous portions

Quick service

Great for kids

Cons

Limited vegetarian options