The new Eat Out to Help Out Scheme and how Fuller's is taking part

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Rishi Sunak’s summer statement promises diners discounts on dishes to help reignite the hospitality industry and get the nation eating out again - at least from Monday to Wednesday throughout August.

The Chancellor announced that the government would pay up to £10 per customer, for meals at registered sites as part of the new Eat Out To Help Out scheme. Described in the summer statement 2020 as “A first-of-its-kind government-backed discount for all”, the scheme aims to get customers back into restaurants, cafes and pubs, and to protect the millions of people who work in them. The meal-deal will not apply to alcoholic drinks - but on the bright side, it will mean that people can afford to indulge a little more during the week.

With the government taking bigger steps to ease lockdown and pubs being allowed to reopen under social distancing guidelines, licensees, publicans and their teams have been working tirelessly to make the experience as seamless and genuine as possible.

eat out to help out fuller's list of participating pubs

Since the so-called ‘Super Saturday’, thousands of people have been heading out, spending time in their favourite haunts and seeing family and friends for catch-ups. Many pubs have been as full as they are allowed to be and the atmosphere is not so different after all. However, after many months indoors, it can be a touch overwhelming to work out when and where to go.

From 3 August, all Fuller’s Managed Pubs and Hotels, Bel & The Dragon and Cotswold Inns and Hotels will be participating in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme. We expect the majority of our Tenanted Inns to take part too. Fuller’s Chief Executive, Simon Emeny told the Treasury, ‘‘The scheme will provide a real boost for the hospitality sector. As well as being a great deal, it will give our customers the confidence to come back into pubs and restaurants. And that is crucial to help our industry on the road to recovery’’. 

Paul Dickinson and the food team at Fuller’s have been working on new signature specials for pubs to add to their menu throughout August. Dishes include a 24oz cote de boef, grilled lemon sole, pine nut pesto crusted rack of lamb and chicken truffle linguine.

Not only will the scheme give people the confidence to start eating out again, but it’s also a great opportunity to have a night off cooking and treat yourself during the week to a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at an affordable price - it’s a win-win situation!

Need some suggestions for where to go? Here are just a few of Fuller’s participating outlets that you might want to try this August:

THE GUN, DOCKLANDS

A star of London’s pub dining scene, Head Chef Matt Colk revamped the menu to coincide with the re-launch of the historic riverside venue. Tuck into timeless pub classics with a modern twist, that incorporates an array of seasonal ingredients.

The Gun is located at 27 Coldharbour, Docklands, London, E14 9NS

Click here to view the menu and make a booking

Dining at the Gun Dockland

THE BEAR OF BURTON, CHRISTCHURCH

Since only opening in March, The Bear of Burton has quickly built up a reputation as a foodie destination in Dorset, with a menu that combines pub classics and some more imaginative dishes. The large south-facing terrace is perfect for alfresco dining in the sunshine.

The Bear of Burton is located at 15-17 Salisbury Road, Burton, Christchurch, BH23 7JG

Click here to view the menu and make a booking

Dining at the Bear of Burton

THE HOLLY BUSH, HAMPSTEAD

A charming, historic pub in the heart of Hampstead. The perfect place to enjoy hearty comfort food, cooked with fresh seasonal ingredients.

The Holly Bush is located at 22 Hollymount, Hampstead, London, NW3 6SG

Click here to view the menu and make a booking

Dining at the holy bush Hampstead

BEL & THE DRAGON, READING

The restaurant boasts a menu full of twists on an array of classic British dishes specifically for Reading, with a focus on local, sustainable and above all, quality ingredients. 
The Bel & The Dragon is located at Blakes Lock, Gas Works Rd, Reading RG1 3EQ

Click here to view the menus and make a booking

Dining at the Bel and the Dragon


THE BLUE BOAT, HAMMERSMITH

Stylish pub dining with a stunning riverside view. The Blue Boat’s Head Chef, Daniel Anderson and his team showcase high-quality produce with expertly created dishes that change with the seasons.

The Blue Boat is located at Distillery Wharf, Parr’s Way, London, W6 9GD

Click here to view the menus and make a booking

Dining at the Blue Boat Hammersmith

BEAR OF RODBORUGH HOTEL, COTSWOLDS

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, everybody’s welcome to dine at The Bear Bar, Pavilion or Library Restaurant. The menu is full of family favourites, perfect for a relaxing lunch or hearty supper - from handmade scotch eggs, hot dogs and pizza to a selection of salads and sandwiches.

The Bear of Rodborough is located at Rodborough Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5DE

Click here to view the menus and make a booking

Dining at the Bear of Rodborough

BOOK AHEAD

So give yourself a few nights off cooking and make the most of dining with us next month, with a saving of up to £10 per customer on all meals and soft drinks. We recommend booking ahead. Use our pub finder to find a pub near you and to view which sites are participating in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

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