After the success of the government introduced Eat Out to Help Out scheme, a pub in Croxley will be carrying on their own version of the scheme throughout September.
The Artichoke are funding their own ‘Eat Out to Help Out Part Two: The Second Helping’ which will assume the same structure as the government scheme but with a 25 per cent discount instead of 50.
Jason Keen, owner of the Artichoke, said it has been really crazy over the past few weeks, but it has been great fun serving customers who have started eating out again.
He said: “The government has been very generous, and the scheme has been amazing and brought so many people out.
“It has boosted their confidence and it has been so lovely to serve so many people.”
The Artichoke has served just under 20,000 people since they opened on Saturday, July 4.
Jason added that the pub has prided themselves on how they have reopened after lockdown, aiming to create a balance between the social distancing measures.
They have managed to continue serving customers safely without the use of an app or QR code.
He said: “What we have managed to do is strike a balance between the procedures and keep the pub feeling like hospitality.
“We have received great feedback and gained new regular customers who have said they felt safer here than they do at other places.”
Jason said they are expecting to be extremely busy as the scheme continues, so is advising anyone who wants to visit to book a table in advance.
They may also introduce a ‘take out to help out’ scheme in October.
To book a table at the Artichoke visit their website at artichokeonthegreen.co.uk/