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Busta House Hotel.

A NORTH mainland restaurant has come up with a novel way of attracting diners once the UK Government sponsored Eat Out to Help Out scheme comes to an end on Monday.

The team that runs Busta House Hotel has now decided to extend the scheme by two additional days next week, but with no government help.

Hotel manager Joel D’Eathe said the little extra was one way of thanking its many customers for their continued support through a very difficult time.

“That’s right, even though the scheme has ended, join us on Tuesday or Wednesday next week and take advantage of the same great deal,” D’Eathe said.

“Just because Boris or anyone else isn’t paying for it, doesn’t mean you have to.”

He added: “This is not endorsed, sponsored or paid in any way shape or form by government or local authority.

“We will offer the same 50 per cent off per person, up to a maximum of £10 from us. We will run this for an additional two days, so next week we will run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.”

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme, set up to help restaurants and other food serving businesses on the traditionally quieter days as they came out of lockdown, has proven hugely successful.

It certainly encouraged many people to go out for a meal the first time in many months as restaurant owners reported record breaking footfall – at least on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.

Under the scheme, restaurants, bars and cafes were able to offer a 50 per cent reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in on 13 days in August.