Barnstaple pubs to cut prices for a day

The Panniers in Barnstaple will be offering cut price food and drink for a day.

The Panniers in Barnstaple will be offering cut price food and drink for a day. - Credit: Archant

Two Wetherspoon pubs will be taking part in the national Tax Parity Day.

THE two Wetherspoon pubs in Barnstaple will cut the prices of food and drink by 7.5 per cent for a day this month.

On Wednesday, September 25, The Panniers in Boutport Street and The Water Gate on The Strand will be backing national Tax Parity Day.

The day’s aim is to highlight the benefit of a VAT reduction on the hospitality industry, which is currently subject to a 20 per cent rate of VAT.

Alan Young, manager of The Panniers, said: “We are proud to support the campaign to reduce the level of VAT within the pub industry.

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“Customers coming to the pubs on Wednesday, September 25 will find the price of their food and drink is lower than normal.

“We are keen to highlight the amount customers would save if VAT in pubs was lowered.

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“So, for example, the total price of a meal and drinks for a customer at the pubs would be reduced from £10 to £9.25 on Tax Parity Day.”

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin added: “A reduction in the level of VAT on a long-term basis will generate growth and create jobs in the important leisure and hospitality sector.”

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