THE Orange Tree in Kirkby Lonsdale might have an exotic name evoking the sounds, sights and aromas of a Mediterranean village, but it is a thoroughly traditional market town inn.

Indeed, you couldn’t get a more English setting. Not only is the hostelry resplendent with old oak beams and cosy nooks, it is a regular watering hole for local Rugby Union players.

Not here your pictures of farming scenes such as beefy cattle – instead, you have a gallery of cartoon caricatures of Britain’s finest beefy forwards and backs.

I should imagine that when the pub is busy, you could well find yourself in a scrum of your own to get served.

Thankfully, we went on a quiet day when there were just a handful of diners – hence the atmosphere score is not so high.

This was our third visit in just a couple of months. The first two times we took friends from the North East and they were really impressed by the food, the beer and the traditional ambience.

This time, t’other half and I were on our own and we knew that the portion sizes meant we didn’t need to bother with starters or desserts.

Instead, we both plumped for a main course from the burger menu. I chose the Greek burger - lamb with feta cheese - while Natalja settled on the spicy Mexican beef burger, also topped with cheese.

Both came with generous salad garnish and little pots of mayonnaise and salsa dips and we shared a bowl of chips that was so ample, we probably left a third of them.

Altogether very tasty and really good value for money. Greek burger and Mexican burgers £6.95 each; chips £2.25. Drinks: a half pint of hot cider was £1.50 and a pint of Monumental beer £2.85. Total bill £20.50.