Workington MP welcomes launch of Eat Out To Help Out Scheme

MP Mark Jenkinson has welcomed the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme, which will give people in the Workington constituency up to 50 per cent off their bills in restaurants, cafes and pubs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.   

The scheme – part of the government’s Plan for Jobs that will spur the country’s economic recovery from coronavirus – applies to all food and non-alcoholic drinks, with a maximum discount per person of £10.

In the North West there are over 5000 participating independent establishments, and outlets from smaller chains (those with 25 restaurants or fewer).

More than 72,000 establishments are participating in total, including independent eateries and family favourites such as Pizza Express, Costa Coffee and Nando’s.

The scheme will help keep more money in hardworking families’ pockets and give the UK’s hospitality sector a vital boost.

Local restaurants that are registered for the scheme can be found at:

Commenting, Mark Jenkinson MP said:  “The Eat Out To Help Out scheme is a great way to encourage people to eat out in their local restaurants, and boost local businesses. In turn this will help to protect jobs across our hospitality sector – which has been hard hit by coronavirus – while allowing families to keep more money in their pockets.

“It is important that local businesses are supported and I welcome the generous support package that the Government has put together to assist businesses through this pandemic.’


  • The Eat Out to Help Out scheme has launched this week, giving families 50 per cent off their restaurant bills in August.
  • There are 5048 participating independent restaurants, cafes and pubs, and outlets from smaller chains in the North West.