Eat Out to Help Out

7th August 2020

This week, the Government has introduced their new ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, to help the hospitality sector successfully emerge from the coronavirus lockdown.

Offering 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic beverages to eat or drink in any restaurant – the offer is in operation every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the month of August!

With up to £10 discount available in 72,000 restaurants, spanning from the big chains (McDonalds, Nando’s, Pizza Express and KFC), to local independent eateries – the scheme has already proven to be a huge success! Cities and towns across the country have been reporting the highest levels of footfall since the start of the lockdown.

A success!

The latest data assembled on shopper visits this week, showed that by 3pm on Monday, the number of people hitting the high street was up nearly 30% compared to the same day last week. Across all destinations, including retail parks and shopping centres, the rise was reported as 19%. 

The Mitchells & Butlers group, owners of such chain restaurants as; Toby Carvery, Harvester, Miller & Carter Steakhouse and Sizzling Pubs, have reported a ‘promising’ surge in advance bookings across their pubs, bars and eateries. A similar case was observed by Emilia’s Crafted Pizza in London, with the owner claiming to have seen a “massive spike” in reservations for this week – treble last month’s figures!

Participating eateries

It was fantastic to welcome back The Pantiles’ eateries last month – now we’re incredibly pleased see that so many of our tenants are benefitting from the new “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme! With no vouchers required – simply visit any of our participating restaurants on the aforementioned days, and your 50% discount will automatically be deducted form your bill. The offer is available at the following locations: 

  • Framptons 
  • Hattons
  • The Kirthon Indian  
  • La Casa Vecchia 
  • Sankeys 
  • The Cake Shed
  • The Duke of York 
  • The Grey Lady 
  • The Pantiles Cafe 
  • The Pantiles Tap
  • The Ragged Trousers 
  • The Tunbridge Wells Hotel
  • The Wine Rooms
  • The Zero Waste Company

The Pantiles

This week has been a triumph for our fantastic eateries, and we were incredibly pleased to see the show of public support! At The Pantiles, we continue to work hard to ensure that our iconic walkway is a safe place for all visitors and look forward to welcoming more diners throughout the month!