Six businesses within walking distance of Crewkerne town centre, have already signed up for the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme, offering a 50 per cent discount across menus and saving up to £10 per person. The Government initiative, promoted by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, began yesterday and runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August. It applies to all food and drink, with the exception of alcohol, that is served at the establishments who have registered. The half-price food and drinks scheme does not apply to take-aways and is aimed at helping businesses, who were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, to encourage diners back to their favourite cafe or restaurant.
Businesses in Crewkerne, who are currently offering the discounts are: Bilbys, Costa Coffee, The Crooked Swan, George Hotel, Home Bakery at the Antiques Bazaar and White Hart Inn. Several businesses within a short drive from Crewkerne who have also registered, include Haselbury Mill, The White Horse at Haselbury Plucknett, Lord Poulett Arms at Hinton St George, Dinnington Docks and Winyards Gap at Chedington.
At least 30 establishments, on the doorstep and within a 5 mile radius of Crewkerne, are currently registered for the Government’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme. Anyone looking to dine at their favourite place can check if they have signed up by visiting www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-out-to-help-out/find-a-restaurant. Enter your postcode and the list will appear. No vouchers are needed to receive the discount on your eat-in food and drink, but all establishments will have Covid-19 safety and hygiene precautions in place, so you may need to book your table in advance, depending on the individual cafe or restaurant’s booking policy.