FIVE pubs will celebrate the life of Robert Burns by hosting a 10-day event.

The Woodrow Wilson and The William Rufus both based in Carlisle, as well as The Bransty Arch in Whitehaven, The Henry Bassemer in Workington and The Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Keswick will run the event from Friday 17 January to Sunday 26, including Burns night on Saturday 25.

To mark the occasion the pubs will be serving two special meals; Scottish haggis, neeps and tatties, as well as Caledonian burger.

Customers will also be able to enjoy a guest ale, Harviestoun Haggis Hunter, from Scotland’s Harviestoun Brewery, in Clackmannanshire.

A small haggis, neeps and tatties meal is also available, for customers who want a lighter meal or smaller portion.

Among the drink choices for the Burns event meal deals are two Scottish single malt whiskies, Glenmorangie and Glenfiddich, Scotland’s BrewDog Elvis Juice beer, as well as a Scottish gins Tanqueray No. Ten, Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla, Hendrick’s and Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger.

The Woodrow Wilson manager, Andrew Hetherington, said: “Our Burns event is a great opportunity for our customers to sample some traditional Scottish food and drink and to celebrate for longer than just the 25 January.”