Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, is encouraging everyone to participate in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.
Eat Out to Help Out launched on Monday 3rd August and will run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until 31st August, with diners able to enjoy up to 50% off restaurant bills, with a maximum discount of £10 per person. All participating restaurants, pubs and cafes will give diners who choose to eat in up to 50% off their meals and the discount applies to all food and non-alcoholic drinks. The scheme will help to protect jobs in the hospitality sector and encourage people to give the economy a boost whilst keeping more of their hard-earned money.
More than 72,000 establishments across the UK are now involved with the scheme, with chains like Pizza Express, Costa and Wagamama all participating in the scheme. In North West Durham, businesses across the constituency have signed up to encourage people to eat out whilst not spending too much, and all the establishments that have signed up have implemented measures to allow diners to eat in safety, whether it’s reduced capacity in a restaurant or using an app to order food to reduce contact.
In Consett, places like Maddison’s, Isabella’s Coffee Shop and Subway on Front Street have signed up to the scheme, with many of the local independent establishments in central Consett getting involved with the scheme. In Crook, Viva Restaurant, Café J’s, The Blue Stone Tea Shop and The Crook Hotel have signed up, whilst in Wolsingham the Bay Horse Hotel and Bradley Burn Farm Shop and Café have signed up. The Heather View Leisure Park in Stanhope has signed up.
You can find a full list of restaurants that have signed up by using the restaurant finder here and inputting your postcode. If you would like to be added to the list on this webpage, please email Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Eat Out to Help Out’. Eat Out to Help Out is part of the Chancellor’s £30 billion Plan for Jobs, which you can read about here.
Richard has already got involved, eating at The Jolly Drovers in Leadgate on Monday night and the Blue Teapot Cafe in Crook.
Commenting, Richard said ‘I really, really encourage everyone to take full advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Not only can you support local businesses following lockdown, but it’s a great way to get out with family and friends without breaking the bank. The establishments participating have all put really great safety procedures in place – of course, if anyone has any concerns about this, whether you’re running a restaurant and want advice or are an individual, please do drop me an email. It’s a great scheme, something that we can all do safely and will enable everyone to enjoy their summer and get out and about.’
To hear more about the work that Richard is doing for North West Durham, you can sign up here or input your details in the form on this page.