BUSINESSES in Ulverston are joining dozens of others around Cumbria in the Government’s latest scheme to bring the public back to eating in.

The new ‘Eat out to Help out’ project will see many establishments, pubs, bars, and restaurants across Cumbria, and thousands across the UK, offer 50 per cent discounts on food and drink for a limited time.

Customers will benefit from half price food and non-alcoholic drinks for a maximum of £10 per person.

The offers will be available from Monday to Wednesday as of August 3 to 31.

Ulverston businesses that have joined the scheme include Booths, Costa Coffee, The Market Cafe, The Sun Inn, Taste of Cumbria, The Farmers Arms, The Farmer's at Baycliff, The Rose & Crown, The Royal Oak in Spark Bridge, The Mill at Ulverston, St Mary’s Hospice Orangery cafe and Ulverston Golf Club.

Taste of Cumbria owner Paul Wareing said: “It means a lot to us and we really hope it can bring people back in and bring people back to Ulverston in general. We are doing the one in one out system and keeping a strict code on cleaning to ensure safety. We are happy to see people back.”

A spokesman for The Farmer’s Arms said: “We are very grateful to our customers for all their support since reopening, and we look forward to seeing more of them. It’s a really good scheme for supporting local businesses, and places like ourselves.”

Joy McCormack, manager of the Market Cafe which is in the town's Market Hall, said: “It’s a nice way to encourage new regular customers, and new customers to come and join us.

"Especially with these stressful times.

"It’s a very good initiative and I hope a lot of other hospitality businesses will sign up to it.

"I’m planning to eat out a bit myself.”

Clare Tyson, hospitality manager at St Mary’s Hospice, said: “It feels great to be back open.

"We have a lot of safety measures in place.

"It’s really great to see some our old regulars, and some new faces.

"It makes my heart warm.

"The scheme will mean a great deal to us as it will generate a lot of income for the hospice.”

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