Local businesses encouraged to register for Eat Out to Help Out scheme

The area’s official tourist board is encouraging local food and drink businesses to sign up to the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which aims to protect jobs in the hospitality industry and incentivise customers to dine out by offering a half-price discount.

The scheme will be valid for sit-down meals in cafes, restaurants and pubs across the UK from Monday to Wednesday throughout August 2020. Diners will receive a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, for food or non-alcoholic drinks purchased to eat in.

The initiative aims to bring customers back to eateries and businesses who wish to participate can register through a simple new website. Companies can then claim the money back and receive the funds from Government within five working days.

Businesses can register for the scheme via: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-your-establishment-for-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme

Jo Dilley, Managing Director of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, says: “We know that local businesses have made tremendous efforts to re-open their sit-down services in-line with government guidelines. Now it’s time to showcase the Peak District and Derbyshire’s fantastic food and drink offer and spread the word to visitors that we’re open for business.

“The ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme presents the perfect opportunity to welcome customers back after a tremendously difficult few months and we urge local pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels to sign up and to let us know as soon as possible, so that we can help promote those who are taking part.”

Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire will be showcasing participating businesses via its popular social media channels and at www.visitpeakdistrict.com. For the chance to be included in promotions, businesses are encouraged to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. once they have registered for the scheme.