‘Eat Out to Help Out’ – continue to eat local and support our hospitality industry

A selection of Caerphilly Tourism Association members are continuing to offer ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ deals following on from the success of the Government funded scheme throughout August.

The scheme which ended on 31st August, offered members of the public 50% off their food bill up to £10pp. ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ was a huge success throughout the whole of the UK encouraging visitors back into our hospitality and tourism outlets; with the Government reimbursing the loss of revenue. Indoor seating areas at supporting venues were mainly full to permitted capacity from Monday to Wednesday throughout August, with diners being turned away.

Alex Jones, Managing Director of C37 Coffee Shop in Ystrad Mynach said “As the eat out scheme was a huge success, we thought we would extend it and offer as much as we could to keep the customers coming”

Ryan and Emma owners of Bistro 8 restaurant in Blackwood said “We are extending the Eat Out to Help Offer as we were fully booked throughout August within the first few days, and many customers missed out. We have been truly humbled by all the support from customers thus far, so we are doing this out of our pocket, as we look forward to welcoming many more customers through our doors in September.”

With the autumn months upon us and the light nights becoming a distant memory, the thought of staying in and snuggling up in the warm is very tempting. Well, hold that thought! A number of restaurants, pubs and cafes in Caerphilly County Borough have created new special offers throughout September to encourage people to eat out and support local hospitality businesses. With the correct health and safety measures in place including strict social distancing, venues are keen to welcome visitors safely.

Here are some of the special offers available throughout September. See the website visitcaerphilly.com for more special offers as they are added.

· Bistro 8, Blackwood – 25% off all food and soft drinks up to a maximum of £10pp on Monday to Wednesday. Visit http://bistro-8.com to book a table.

· Brewers Lodge, Blackwood – 25% off bar menu items, including daily specials and desserts on Monday to Wednesday. Call 01495 230240 to book a table.

· The Rock Inn & Restaurant, Blackwood – Pay for a main course at a lunchtime or evening meal and receive a starter or dessert absolutely free on Monday to Wednesday. Call 01495 223441 to book a table.

· Bryn Meadows – Blas Restaurant, Maesycwmmer – Receive 20% off your food bill and enjoy a 3 Course lunch for £16pp, a 3-course evening meal for £20pp or an afternoon tea for £15pp. All offers are valid Monday to Wednesday at set times throughout the day. Call 01495 225590 or email reservations@brynmeadows.co.uk to book a table. Visit www.brynmeadows.co.uk for more information.

· C37, Ystrad Mynach – 25% off meals, afternoon teas, soft drinks and cakes on Monday to Wednesday. Visit C37 on Facebook to book a table.

· Tony’s Café – Bar & Pizzeria, Crosskeys – 25% off all meals, excludes alcoholic and soft drinks on Tuesday to Thursday. Call 01495 272800 to book a table.

· The Lord Nelson Hotel, Pontlottyn – Buy one get one half price menu 5.30pm to 7.30pm from 7th until 30th September, Monday to Friday only, cheapest meal half price. Call 01685 841228.

· Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Nelson – 10% off in the café starting Tuesday 8th September until the end of September. Call 01443 412248.

With a recent local lockdown introduced in the county borough (from 8th September 2020), please follow Welsh Government guidelines when choosing to eat out.

Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes are operating but you can only eat and drink indoors with people you live with. It is a criminal offence to deliberately meet someone from outside your household in any of these settings (indoors). There are strict rules about how hospitality settings such as this area are allowed to operate. However, is these rules aren’t followed or if people continue to meet others form outside their households they may have to close.

More information can be found on the Welsh Government website