Ahead of the Chancellor’s introduction of the ‘Eat out to Help Out’ campaign which starts on Monday 3 August, Oakman Inns, the pub group that owns five family-friendly pubs in Hertfordshire – Kings Arms, Berkhamsted, Banyers House in Royston, Beech House, St Albans, Red Lion Water End and The Akeman in Tring – launched an exact copy of the scheme on Monday 20 July.
Customers can download their £10 voucher*, which can be used against all food dishes and soft drinks at any Oakman Inn, from their pubs’ websites or via their social media pages.
Oakman Inns’ new CEO, Dermot King, said: ‘Our customers and staff have all been in this horrible mire for over four months now and frankly we thought we all needed a bit of cheering up ahead of August. So, with prospects of good weather and some lovely pub gardens to visit, this is our way of thanking our friends and loyal regulars for supporting us since we re-opened. We were the ‘go-to’ pub group when the Government needed some input into health and safety measures for a safe re-opening, and we believe we offer a more secure environment than a crowded beach or park. It’s our tenner they’ll be spending – not the taxpayers’ – so here’s their chance to have a guilt-free meal from Monday to Wednesday until the end of July – day or night – at our expense.’
Dermot added: ‘Following Government Guidelines, we’ve worked hard to ensure the welfare of our teams and guests. We’ve received a reassuring reaction to our safety measures which include Intensive Cleaning six times daily, table only service, one-way systems, screens between spaced tables, disposable menus, multiple hand sanitiser stations, strict social distancing rules and cashless payments. Our teams have been retrained and are temperature checked before each shift.’
*The Voucher is available from Monday 20 to Wednesday 29 July 2020 on Monday through to Wednesday each week. It will entitle customers to 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks, up to a maximum value of £10 per person. Only one voucher required per table booking.