How to find out which restaurants in Bath are offering 50% off in AugustPosted on: 30 Jul 2020
Make the most of the government's 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme at your favourite Bath restaurants in August.
A new website shows which restaurants in Bath are taking part in the government's new 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme, an initiative set up to kickstart a recovery period for the hospitality sector.
From Wednesday 3 August to Monday 31 August, the scheme will offer diners 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating restaurants every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, up to the value of £10 per person.
More than 30,000 restaurants across the UK have signed up to take part, including some of Bath's best-loved independents.
Among the eateries in Bath signed up to the scheme are Pintxo de Bath, Boston Tea Party and Swoon Gelato. Here's what you need to know.
Tell me more about the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme
The 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme was announced earlier in July as part of the government's Plans for Jobs initiative, which has also seen VAT rates cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors.
Speaking on the announcement of the scheme, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said:
"The best jobs programme we can do is to restart these sectors, and get our pubs, restaurants, cafes and B&Bs bustling again.
"I know people are cautious about going out, but we wouldn't have listed the restrictions if we didn't think we could do so safely.
"I've seen how in the last few weeks hard business are working to make their premises safe, and if we follow the guidance and respect what they ask us to do, we can all enjoy summer safely."
How can I find who is taking part in Bath?
It's easy. The government has set up an online directory which enables users to browse a list of restaurants taking part in the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme in their area.
To find out whether your favourite restaurant is getting involved, enter your postcode on the 'Eat Out to Help Out' restaurant finder search bar.
Then, the search will throw up which eateries are taking part in the scheme within five miles of the postcode you provided.
With new social distancing measures in place, restaurant capacities will be limited. So, if you wanted to 'Eat Out to Help Out' at a particular joint, do consider booking.
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