DINERS are invited to get a 50 per cent discount when they eat in at restaurants registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme this August.

The scheme will roll out on August 3 and will end on August 31.

Customers will be eligible to get a 50 per cent discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in, up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Businesses will need to sign up for the scheme in order for diners to get the discount.

It is hoped that the dining initiative will boost the number of people visiting cafes, pubs and restaurants who have suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

So far, 26 businesses within a five mile radius of Barrow’s Town Centre have signed up to the scheme.

A number of hotels will be offering the discount to customers, including; Abbey House Hotel and Gardens, The Dunes Hotel and Coast Restaurant, The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, King Alfred Hotel, The Clarkes Hotel.

Entertainment venues Apollo Bingo and Opera Bingo are also signed up to offer their food and drinks at half price.

If you are looking for fast food, family favourites KFC and McDonalds - both the Dalton Road site and the Hollywood Park site will be dropping their prices.

Costa Coffee, on Dalton Road has also signed up.

For those with a more exotic taste - Dhaba Indian Restaurant, Barrow Indian Cuisine, Taste of India and Barrow Fiesta will have their dishes on offer under the new movement.

Also signed up in the Barrow area are; Barrow Golf Club, The Bay Horse, 1905 Coffee and Kitchen, Crofters, Ma’s Kitchen, H&F Cafe, The Last Resort Coffee Shop, Townhouse.211, Barrow Arms Restaurant and Bar, Crown Inn, The Farmers Arms.

No vouchers are required to take part in the scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts that are available.

The food will be listed as full price, but will have the discount applied when billed. The business will then claim it back from the government.

There is no minimum spend to make use of the discount, but service charges are excluded from the offer.