"MOVE over turkey - for many people over the festive period, it's all about the pigs in blankets," says Charlotte Hargan, general manager of Grange-over-Sands pub The Commodore.

That being so, the seaside inn is offering a weighty twist on the traditional Christmas dinner this season, by serving up turkey and trimmings atop a two-pound bacon-wrapped sausage, nestled on a hefty Yorkshire pudding.

The Yuletide dish will be by strict pre-order only, due to the preparation and cooking time required for the star attraction, which is home-made.

"They [pigs in blankets] are a festive treat to behold and a perennial favourite here at The Commodore," said Charlotte.

“So this year we have taken this festive classic and supercharged it. Our chef has created the most amazing - and meaty - pig in blanket, floated it in an enormous Yorkshire pudding and used it as a base for turkey with every trimming you could wish for.

“It is a Christmas lunch for those with the appetite of a lion - and will certainly take some beating.”

The festive pig in blanket special is £29.99. For diners who simply want to eat the pig in blanket or share it with pals, it can be ordered separately for £16.99.

The Commodore, on Main Street in Grange, is owned by Lakeland Inns, is a family business run by husband and wife team Scott and Kirsty MacKenzie. They also run The Sun in Ulverston and The Black Cock in Broughton-in-Furness.

For the first time this year The Commodore will be serving ales from its recently acquired sister brewery, Stringers. The 100 per cent renewably powered brewhouse in Ulverston also produces a popular range of gluten-free beers.

Christmas lunches are served at The Commodore from December 6, from noon to 2.30pm, and 5.30pm to 8.30pm Monday to Friday, and at weekends from noon to 8.30pm.