A PUB chain has announced that its pubs in Oxford will support the Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Greene King pubs will join the scheme, due to launch next month, which offers 50 per cent off food and soft drinks up to the value of £10 per person.

The discount will be valid Monday to Wednesday throughout August.

Oxford pubs Wig & Pen, Turf Tavern, Jude the Obscure and Duke of Monmouth will offer the discount to customers, available to redeem against a range of dishes, including pub classics such as burgers and fish & chips.

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A spokesperson for Greene King, said: “We welcome the introduction of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and we hope that it will be a great encouragement for customers to support the nation’s pubs.

“Our pubs are at the heart of their communities and through this discount we hope that it will broaden the opportunity for locals to enjoy a long overdue and well-deserved meal with their loved ones.”

Other pubs people can visit that are included in the scheme are White Horse and Royal Standard in Headington, Tandem in Kennington, Kings Arms in Sandford-On-Thames and Golden Eagle in Carterton.

Following its reopening earlier this month, all Greene King managed pubs follow a new set of 'Pub Safe' promises, designed to protect the welfare of team members as well as ensure that customers can socialise safely.

It centres around hygiene and safety, underpinned with a series of practical measures the company has introduced.

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These are: safe socialising layout, looking after its staff so they can look after customers, minimising contact, hand sanitising and hygiene and using its 'Pub Safe' monitor.

All Greene King managed brands such as Greene King Locals, Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns and Chef & Brewer will also participate in the scheme.