A member of bar staff wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) in the form of a face mask, serves seated customers drinks inside the Wetherspoon pub. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

These Wetherspoons pubs in and around the Peak District are launching their own version of Eat Out to Help Out

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon is cutting prices on a range of meals and drinks after launching its own version of the Government’s now-closed Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 3:27 pm

Wetherspoon’s initiative – called Stay Out to Help Out – will reduce the cost of selected menu items from Monday to Wednesday every week from now until November 11.

Tim Martin, chairman and founder of JD Wetherspoon, said Eat Out to Help Out was ‘extremely popular’ and ‘a great boost to the hospitality industry’.

The Government’s policy ran from August 3 to 31 and gave diners 50 per cent off their bills for food and soft drinks, capped at £10 per person, at participating pubs, cafés and restaurants. Venues recouped the discounted money from HMRC. The most recent figures showed 64 million meals had been claimed for nationally.

The chain claims customers will pay less for some of the meals and drinks than they would for similar offerings from McDonald’s and Domino’s Pizza.

Prices vary between Wetherspoon’s branches – but an analysis by The Sun found Stay Out to Help Out would cut prices at the pubs by up to 48 per cent.

Discounted meals include an 11-inch Margherita pizza with a soft drink for £3.99, and a classic six-ounce beef burger with chips and a soft drink for £3.99.

A traditional breakfast – consisting of a fried egg, two rashers of bacon, two hash browns, baked beans, sausage, tomato and toast – will cost £2.99 and a small breakfast £2.49.

Wetherspoon pubs will also be offering three small plates for £7.50 – from a choice of 21 mini dishes including nachos, halloumi fries, chicken wings and nine varieties of eight-inch pizza – as well as desserts at £1.99 and mini desserts for 99p.

Coffee or tea, with free refills, will be available for 99p and all soft drinks will cost 99p. Discounts do not apply to alcoholic drinks.

Here are the Wetherspoon sites in and around the Peak District taking part in Stay Out to Help Out

The Crown, Crown Square, Matlock DE4 3AT

The Wye Bridge House, Fairfield Road, Buxton SK17 7DJ

The Green Dragon, St Edward Street, Leek ST13 5DS

The Rawson Spring, Langsett Road, Sheffield S6 2LN

The Smithy Fold, Howard Town Shopping Park, Glossop SK13 8HS

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