You will likely have heard about the Government initiative aimed at supporting cafes, pubs and restaurants. The “Eat Out To Help Out” scheme offers diners up to 50% off the cost of a meal. The discount is available for food and non-alcoholic drinks.
The discount is available when food and non-alcoholic drinks are consumed on the premises on a Monday, Tuesday or a Wednesday.
The justification for the scheme is that it is to protect paid roles in the hospitality sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected a wide range of sectors, but the hospitality sector has been particularly badly hit. The maximum discount per person is £10, but for a family of four, this could lead to a saving of £40 for the meal.
Bridgend diners can save money when eating out in the local area
As you would expect, there is an extensive range of cafes, pubs and restaurants taking advantage of this scheme in Bridgend County Borough. In total, there are more than 70,000 establishments joining in with the scheme, which should bring support and assistance for many people said.
Cllr Huw David, said: “National statistics suggest that while 1.8m people are employed across the UK within food and beverage services such as pubs, restaurants and cafes, around 80 per cent of hospitality firms stopped trading in April as the pandemic took hold. Bridgend County Borough Council has already provided a wide range of support for local businesses, and I hope that this UK Government scheme will serve to encourage people to use local restaurants, pubs and cafes in a safe, responsible manner.”
Where to dine in Bridgend while saving money?
Some local venues participating in the scheme include:
· ilo's, 2-4, The Square, Mid Glamorgan, CF35 5NP
· Starbucks, Pencoed Business Park, Pencoed, Mid Glamorgan, CF35 5HY
· McDonalds, Pantruthyn Farm, Mid Glamorgan, CF35 5HY
· coed-y-mwstwr golf club (1998) ltd, Bryn Road, Coychurch, CF35 6AF
· Town & Country Hotels Ltd, Coychurch, Mid Glamorgan, CF35 6AF
There are many more venues in the local area taking part in the scheme, so be sure to carry out your research before you head out to eat on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
We know not everyone agrees with the scheme, and there are still health concerns for people to manage and feel confident about. However, there is no denying that local businesses are looking for support and assistance.
The system will hopefully help people eat out at an affordable price
If this scheme helps local firms, and perhaps sees them welcoming customers returning at a later date, there is something to be said for the system. Also, with money being tight for many of us right now, the scheme might provide an opportunity to enjoy a night out with a loved one, family member or friend.
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