I WON’T be the first person to say this, but it is worth repeating that the Crook O’ Lune is a really lovely part of the world.

It’s the setting of one of legendary Romantic landscape artist JMW Turner's famous paintings – and you can see why.

While you’re enjoying the area, it is worth popping in to The Greyhound, just a stone’s throw away in Halton. I’ve lost count of the number of people who have recommended the venue to me, so it was an easy decision to make.

It was busy, which is always a good sign, with a handful of locals at the bar chatting to staff. It was warm and cosy and I immediately relaxed into the surroundings.

The menu was filled with good old pub grub – but it was also a menu put together by people with a passion for sourcing local foods.

I chose the Greyhound Speciality Handmade Steak Burger (£9.95) - I couldn’t resist the temptation of an 8oz burger made from 100 per cent local beef seasoned and chargrilled, served in a floured bap with pickles and relish. I had to add cheese (50p).

I have to confess that I absolutely love cheeseburgers – they are quite simply amazing. And this particular burger more than reinforced my affection for the dish.

My partner went for the Classic Lasagne Verdi served with garlic bread, salad and chips (£10.75).

The food was all good, but – and maybe I’m just being a bit of a cheapskate – I felt it was a little overpriced. Maybe that’s just me, and despite that, I would say it is definitely worth a visit.

Total cost of meal - £21.15 for two main courses (drinks excluded).