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The six Wetherspoon pubs on the Fylde coast will be celebrating the life and poetry of the Scottish poet Robert Burns by hosting a Burns Week.

The pubs will each be serving haggis, neeps and tatties from next Monday until Friday January 27 inclusive.

The meal will cost £4.99,, inclusive of a drink (from a selection of drinks, including a range of Scottish real ales and a malt whisky). To mark Burns Week, customers at the pubs will also be able to enjoy a selection of up to seven Scottish real ales.

The ales are Sporran Winter Warmer Ale (TSA Brewery) Bitter and Twisted (Harviestoun Brewery), Wildcat (Cairngorn Brewery), Thrappledouser (The Inveralmond Brewery), Red MacGrergor (The Orkney Brewery), Caledonian 80 (Edinburgh Brewery) and Deuchars IPA (Caledonian Brewery).

In addition, Talisker 10-year-old single malt, from the Isle of Skye, will be on sale from £2.15 to £2.65 (25ml measure).

The participating pubs are The Auctioneer, Lytham Road, South Shore; The Albert and The Lion, Central Promenade and The Layton Rakes, Market Street, both in Blackpool; The Thomas Drummond, London Street, Fleetwood; The Trawl Boat Inn, Wood Street, St Annes, and The Jolly Tars, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.

The pubs will also be offering a steak (10 ounce 28-day matured rib-eye) with haggis and Laphroaig sauce, together with a drink, from £12.70 to £13.70.

The Jolly Tars manager Julie Rodgers said: “We are looking forward to celebrating Burns Week in style with a great choice of food and drink to mark the special occasion.”