DINERS will now be able to get half price food and drink as the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme launches.

Businesses across Ryedale, like the rest of the country, have signed up to see their menu prices slashed throughout August.

How does the scheme work?

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday across August, businesses who have also signed up to the scheme will offer half price food and drink, up to a total value of £10 per person.

It runs between August 3 and August 31 and won't require you to have a voucher. Diners will also be able to use other offers and discounts too.

It's worth pointing out that some venues may not be taking part - so we  recommend to check with your local restaurant to avoid any disappointment.

To find out which of local establishments are taking part, using the postcode checker here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-out-to-help-out/find-a-restaurant