HERE are the local eateries offering diners a discounted meal in August under Rishi Sunak's new 'eat out to help out' scheme.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the scheme last week to give diners a 50 percent discount off their bill during August.

It is to help bolster the embattled hospitality sector.

Mr Sunak said: "To get customers back into restaurants, cafes and pubs, and protect the 1.8 million people who work in them, I can announce that, for the month of August, we will give everyone in the country an Eat Out to Help Out discount."

So far The Holt Fleet, The Cob House, Browns at the Quay, Saffron's, The Alma Tavern, The Olive Branch and Sugo have all signed up.

The deal means people can get up to £10 off per head if they eat out from Monday to Wednesday.

There is no limit to the number of times customers can use the offer during the period of the scheme, although alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer.

Customers also cannot get a discount for someone who is not eating or drinking.

Businesses can claim the money back from the government and will be able to register through a website that opens on Monday, July 13.

Takeaways, catering companies, mobile food vans and hotels that provide room service only are not eligible for the scheme.

Businesses must have their own or shared dining areas and be registered with the council on or before 7 July to be able to register.

It's believed the scheme will breathe life into the UK tourism and leisure industries too, which has suffered huge blows throughout the pandemic.

Eight in 10 workers in the accommodation and food services sector have been furloughed, according to the Office for National Statistics.

So far, the coronavirus crisis has claimed a number of restaurant chains, including Carluccio's and Chiquito, with chains such as Frankie & Benny's and Pret also announcing branch closures.