Looking for a quick and easy, no-frills lunch as we enjoyed a Bank Holiday wander around Kendal town centre, my partner and I nipped into the Wakefield Arms.

Ther pub earned Brownie points for him straight away as an FA Cup match was being shown on TV at one end of the pub.

Looking for something not too heavy, Aaron chose a sausage and onion baguette from the light bites menu, while I plumped for the beef lasagne from the £5.99 menu.

He said his baguette was the perfect portion size and rather than the standard onion you might get in a sausage gravy, he was pleasantly surprised to find it was a sweet marmalade-type relish.

The baguette was also served with a side salad which, although it was very basic and included just leaves and cucumber, was a good accompaniment.

The lasagne was served piping hot and came with a choice of salad, garlic bread or chips.

It was basic, again, but the tasty lasagne was finished nicely with a slice of tomato under a thick layer of cheddar and mozzarella.

It, too, was just the right portion size to fill me up, without leaving me feeling uncomfortable.

We washed the meal down with soft drinks.

Overall it was a pleasant dining experience and did the job.

The service was quicker than expected given it was quite busy with lots of families, and the staff were friendly and helpful.

No doubt we will return in future and, if we have more of an appetite and more time to lounge, will be sure to try one of the tempting desserts on offer.

* The total cost of two main courses, excluding drinks, was £11.78.