David Beckham has taken his mum out for pie and mash.

The footballer treated his mother to a traditional British lunch upon his arrival in the UK yesterday (31.05.12)

37-year-old David posted a picture of the pair on Facebook along with the caption: ''As I'm sure you would have expected, I had a pie and mash lunch today with my mum. There is nothing better.''

They sampled the lunch at a café in Waltham Abbey, Essex after the La Galaxy star touched down from Los Angeles on a whistle-stop visit to London.

Family man David - who has children Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, nine, seven-year-old Cruz and 10-month-old Harper with fashion designer wife Victoria Beckham - also paid a surprise visit to his grandmother.

David posted a picture of him with his arms around his gran and her friends at their nursing home, adding the caption: ''Great to be back in London. Paid a surprise visit to see my gran.''