The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme launched on Monday, and a large number of Darwen based eateries are taking part… yay! The scheme means that on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August, eat-in diners can receive a 50% discount on food and non alcoholic drinks, up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner. Please see the full information here.
There’s no limit on how many times you use the discount, or how many eateries you visit, and no voucher is necessary – so this is a great opportunity to enjoy the great cafes, restaurants and pubs that Darwen has to offer. Although no voucher is needed, some outlets have their own rules, such as diners having to book in advance, so please check out their social media/website or give them a call before you visit.
Here’s who is offering the discount in Darwen (and surrounding areas):
Sweet Vintage, Darwen Market
Located in Darwen Market on Croft Street, Sweet Vintage offers homemade cakes, Holden’s ice cream, snacks, afternoon tea and a large range of hot and cold drinks. A great spot to enjoy the suntrap that is Darwen Market Square!
Artisan Cafe & Wine bar, Bridge Street
This lovely cafe bar has a diverse menu with a great variety of dishes, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to taking part in the scheme, they have their own fab offers all throughout the week, make sure you visit their Facebook page.
The Kettle Cafe, Bridge Street
The Kettle Cafe offers fresh and tasty classic cafe food, plus special lattes, biscuits and ice cream.
Amalfi Lounge, Duckworth Street
A great spot for a date night, Amalfi Lounge has a tempting menu full of Italian classics.
Akash Indian Restaurant, Duckworth Street
Akash offers freshly prepares, authentic curry from mild to flaming hot!
Anaz Indian Restaurant, Duckworth Street
Anaz brings the people of Darwen classic, vibrant and fresh Indian dishes.
Flames Grill & Bar, Bolton Road
If you love steak, Flames is the place to go! Delicious steaks and burgers, plus a selection of chicken and fish dishes.
The Alexandra Hotel, Hindle Street
This classic pub offer tasty favourites with a modern twist, including handmade pizzas and sharing platters.
Zest Cafe Lounge, Mayfield Flats
Zest’s menu takes inspiration from all over the world – delicious sandwiches, salads, burgers and more. Plus very Instagram-able sweet treats!
Dolly’s Tearoom & Restaurant, Bolton Road
This lovely venue serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon teas. They’re offering the 50% discount on Wednesdays in August, on the lunch menu.
Craven Heifer, Pole Lane
Another favourite Darwen pub serving classic meals.
The Whitehall Hotel, off Ross Street
With the government discount, you can have gorgeous afternoon tea at The Whitehall Hotel for just £7.50 per person!
The Ranken Arms, Hoddlesden
Over the hill in Hoddlesden, The Ranken Arms serves homemade pub food with global influences, including artisan pizzas.
The Bridgewater, Church Street
This large and friendly pub has a great menu which features burgers, classic favourites and vegetarian options.
The Old Chapel, Railway Road
Darwen’s Wetherspoons is also taking part in the scheme, offering a large menu with something for everyone.
The Black Olive Deli & Coffee, Duckworth Street
This cafe is a great spot for lunch or a sweet treat, with regular specials.
The Crown and Thistle, Roman Road
Traditional pub serving quality meals, located a couple of miles out of town.
Astley Bank Hotel, Bolton Road
This beautiful Georgian Mansion has its own restaurant and is offering three courses for just £10! Find out more on their Facebook page.
CJ’s Cafe & Milkbar, Market Street
This popular cafe serves classic favourites and regular specials. They are offering the discount on anything over £5.
Papa’s American Diner, Duckworth Street
Papa’s has a mouthwatering selection of homemade burgers, fries, wings, shakes and more!
Vaughns Country Cafe, Roddlesworth
This lovely cafe is ideally located for a pit stop after a walk – pop in for tasty pies, sandwiches, toasties and more.
We really are spoilt for choice in Darwen (and the surrounding areas). We will be updating this list regularly – but feel free to drop us a message on Facebook if we have missed anywhere. And remember to take some photos of your visit and post them on your social media – to give our local businesses an extra little helping hand.