Nigel Evans encourages people to 'Eat Out to Help Out' during August.

The Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley, Nigel Evans, is encouraging local residents to make full use of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, which sees diners given discounts on sit-down meals throughout August on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The scheme sees diners offered a 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks up to £10 per person, per meal. The scheme is running every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from the 3rd until the 31st August, but there is no limit on the amount of times people can take advantage of it within this time. Furthermore, the scheme can also be used in conjunction with any other deals or promotions offered by venues, so customers get extra benefits.

Speaking on the scheme, Nigel Evans said:

“The data that banks and surveys have been releasing show that since lockdown eased, whilst most areas of spending in the economy have rebounded, spending in restaurants, cafés and pubs remains subdued. The hospitality industry is a big part of the local economy, and a lot of jobs are dependent upon it. Venues have invested heavily in ensuring that they are Covid-19 secure, and I hope that this scheme encourages people to rediscover the many fantastic restaurants, cafés and pubs that we have throughout the Ribble Valley”.

Continuing, Nigel said:

“From a customer’s point of view, it simply couldn’t be easier. There’s no need for any vouchers to be printed. You simply find a participating venue and book a table as normal from Monday to Wednesday, and the venue will automatically apply the discount to your bill”.

The Government have launched an online tool which shows all participating venues within a 5 mile radius of any postcode. According to this tool, there are 39 participating venues within 5 miles of Clitheroe Town Centre, 35 within 5 miles of Longridge Town Centre, and 100 within 5 miles of Bamber Bridge and Lostock Hall.

To see all participating restaurants, cafés and pubs near you, visit www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-out-to-help-out/find-a-restaurant