PUB chains have said they are giving drinkers discounts before the Eat Out to Help Out scheme launches next month.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed Brits will be given up to £10 a head off their food or drinks from August 3 to 31.You can now get extra deals on your food and soft drinks at selected pub chains
The scheme’s been launched to kickstart the economy’s food and drink sector after they faced losses when they were forced to close for four months during lockdown.
Some pubs are going one step further though and are already giving drinkers and diners discounts to encourage people to come back.
We’ve asked pub chains what deals they’re offering to Brits and have listed them below.
Every Greene King pub, excluding Metropolitan Pub Company sites, will be running 20 per cent off takeaway until the end of July.
Hungry Horse, Chef & Brewer, Flaming Grill and Farmhouse Inns will run the deal all week.
Some Greene King pubs will also run the deal all week while others will only offer it Monday to Wednesday.
The chain has more than 2,700 sites under its brand.
Greene King has said the best solution is to use the branch locator to check if your local pub is running the offer and when.
It’s valid for orders that are collected at the pub during food service hours only.
Drinks will be charged at full price and you can’t use the deal alongside any other promotions, such as any daily deals or promotions.
You can only use one discount per transaction.
For Oakman Inns customers, you can now get a £10 voucher for free, which can be used on all food dishes and soft drinks at any Oakman Inn pub in the UK.
The voucher can be used every Monday to Wednesday from Monday, July 20 to Wednesday, July 29.
Only one voucher is required per table booking.
To download your voucher, visit the Oakman Inns website.
Oakman Inns has 25 branches in the UK. To find your nearest pub, you can uses their branch locator tool.
As of Monday, July 20 Stonegate has started offering its customers 50 per cent off their bill when they eat there from Monday to Wednesdays.
The offer is available anywhere in the UK an is included in food, tea and coffee with no cap.
So if you order a starter, and then a main separately, you can get 50 per cent off both bills.
There is no £10 limit on the offer either, unlike the Government’s scheme.
But you can’t get it on already discounted food – the food has to be full price.
Stonegate has more than 1,200 pubs and restaurants which it operates, and all of them will be taking part in the scheme.
This means that at bars and pubs, such as Slug and Lettuce, Yates and Sports Bar and Grill you can get half off your bill.
It’s applied automatically and runs until July 29, and then the Government’s scheme will kick in on August 3.
Stonegate also manages more than 3,400 leased and tenanted businesses, but not all of them are taking part in their new scheme.
Your best bet is to ring your local Stonegate pub and ask them if they’re offering 50 per cent off before heading out.
To find your nearest Stonegate pub, use the pub locator tool.
Three Cheers Pub Co
Three Cheers Pub Co are going to be giving their diners and drinkers 50 per cent off food and soft drinks in August and September.
You can get up to the value of £10 per person, all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from August 3 to September 30.
You don’t need a voucher for it and you can only use it once per visit, but you can use it as many times as you want on different days throughout the two months.
The chain has nine pub branches in London and you can find your nearest pub using its locator tool.
Which pubs aren’t doing any deals before the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme?
We contacted other pub chains to see if they were offering any other deals before the Eat Out to Help Out scheme launches.
Wetherspoon’s, Marston’s and Mitchell and Butler’s all said that while they were doing Eat Out to Help Out, they weren’t offering any other deals.
HOAR also contacted Young’s and Punch Pubs, but didn’t hear back.
If we do, we will update this article.
McDonald’s has revealed it will be taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, alongside 11 other confirmed chains.
We’ve also created a guide explaining how the scheme will work.
And several places will have posters in their windows showing that they’re taking part. This is what they look like.