DOZENS of restaurants and cafes in the Halstead area are lining up to take part in a new scheme to help the hospitality industry.

The new 'Eat Out to Help Out' initiative from the Government will see customers get a major discount off the cost of their dinner.

Diners can get up to 50 per cent off on Mondays and Wednesdays in August.

The initiative will cover meals up to £10 per head and there is no minimum spending limit.

The new scheme aims to help the hospitality industry, which has been struggling since the lockdown.

However, now the lockdown is easing, the Government are trying to get more people to eat out.

Customers won't need to have a pass or voucher to take advantage and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts.

These are the restaurants in Halstead and the surrounding villages which have signed up and are currently on the website -

  • Aimes Ltd, trading as Costa Coffee - Weavers Court, Halstead, CO9 2JN
  • Buzy Beanz Bistro - Bridge Street, Halstead, CO9 1HT
  • The Kings Head - The Street, Gosfield, CO9 1TP
  • The Apple Tree - Church Road, Gosfield, CO9 1UD
  • Colne Valley Golf Club - Station Road, Earls Colne, CO6 2LT
  • The Essex Golf and Leisure Club - Earls Colne, CO6 2NS
  • The Drapers - High Street, Earls Colne, CO6 2PB
  • The Old Moot House - St. James Street, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3EJ
  • The Pheasant - Church Street, Audley End, Gestingthorpe, CO9 3AU
  • Swan Inn -The Street, Chappel, CO6 2DD
  • The Lamarsh Lion - Bures Road, Lamarsh, CO8 5EP
  • The White Hart - Poole Street, Great Yeldham, CO94HJ
  • The Fox & Hounds - Chapel Street, Steeple Bumpstead, CB9 7DQ

For more information and the see resturants in your area, visit