Newbury eats through 82,000 Eat Out to Help Out meals
An incredible 82,000 meals were eaten as part of the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme in the Newbury constituency.
According to the data the discounts taken at the 116 registered outlets in the Newbury constituency came to a total of £480,000 with average diner saving £5.87 for each meal.
Many restaurants in Newbury took part in the scheme, among them were the Dolphin who told us that lots of new and old faces are returning to the pub. They also said: "lots of people are going for the real treats (prawns or surf and turf) as opposed to just the standard dishes at half price."
A number of restaurants are continuing to offer discounts. You can find a list here.
The data available only goes up to Thursday 27 August and does not include larger chains with more than 25 outlets.
Across the UK by midnight on Monday 31 August more than 100 million meals were eaten by diners, with the 84,700 establishments signed up to the scheme making 130,000 claims worth £522 million.