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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants Sign up for Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Eat Out to Help Out

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

Many Crewe and Nantwich cafes, pubs and restaurants are taking part in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ government scheme to boost their trade as lockdown eases.

The promotion gives people a discount of up to 50% when eating or drinking soft drinks in a participating restaurant or other food establishment.

It is valid all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3rd to 31st August 2020.

The maximum discount available is £10 per person when you eat or drink in.

Food and drink will appear on the menu at full price, and the restaurant will deduct the money off the bill and claim it back from the government.

To see which local and chain restaurants have registered for the scheme click here.

Denise Lawson of Nantwich Bookshop and Coffee Lounge with a Eat Out to Help Out publicity poster

Denise Lawson of Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge, who are participating in the scheme, said: “We look forward to partaking in this initiative and hope that people take up the offer.”

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said: “Our restaurants, cafes and bars play a vital role in our economy, employing more than a million people. They have been hit hard by coronavirus, so it’s vital we do everything we can to help them recover. Our Eat Out to Help Out scheme is designed to get more customers through the door – protecting jobs by giving businesses the confidence to retain and hire staff.”