Salisbury Business Improvement District

Salisbury city centre restaurants continue Eat Out to Help Out scheme

28th August 2020

The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme is due to end on Monday 31st August, but some of Salisbury city centre's restaurants are continuing the scheme.

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme gave customers 50% off food and drink in restaurants every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August.

Over 64 million discounted meals have been enjoyed by diners across the country.

More than 85,000 establishments across the country took part in the scheme, including over 60 in Salisbury city centre.

The scheme has been such a huge success for Salisbury city centre eateries and therefore many have made the decision to continue the Eat Out to Help Out offer throughout September.

This extension of the scheme is not funded by government and the restaurants themselves have made the commercial decision to continue the scheme.

Salisbury city centre restaurants continuing with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme:
• Allium - Market Square
• The Avon Brewery - Castle Street
• The Cathedral Hotel - Milford Street
• The Chapter House - St John’s Street (until 9th September)
• The New Inn – New Street (food only)
• The Old Ale & Coffee House - Crane Street (40% off, up to £10 per person, food only)
• Well Natural - Queen Street (plus Fridays)
• Wig & Quill – New Street

Diners are encouraged to book a table to avoid disappointment and are advised to check terms and conditions directly with the restaurant.

Robin McGowan, Chief Executive of Salisbury BID, said: "The Eat Out to Help Out scheme has been hugely successful in helping our restaurants start to recover from the coronavirus lockdown, and this support from government has been appreciated by businesses. Many of our hospitality businesses told us they were fully booked every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and that many customers had to be turned down.

“It’s been warming to see so many local people supporting and enjoying our abundance of restaurants in the city centre. Salisbury has felt very vibrant throughout August and we’re delighted a number of restaurants have taken the initiative to continue with the scheme throughout September. We hope the local people of Salisbury will continue to support these businesses.”

British BIDs, the membership organisation representing BIDs across the country, has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak asking him to consider extending the scheme into the autumn. The letter can be read here.