Uber set to launch half price trips to pubs and hospitality across England as restrictions ease

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As restrictions ease on 12 April, Uber is set to launch a campaign which they say is focused on supporting pubs and the wider hospitality sector across England by offering a 50% discount (up to £6 to the first 30,000 riders or when the offer ends on 16th May) to those heading out for the first time.

The offer will go live on 12 April, when groups of six or two households will be able to meet at pubs, restaurants or cafes that have outdoor seating.

Uber has also partnered with The Good Pub Guide to compile a list of top 150 pubs across the country that have outdoor spaces.

It comes as a nationwide poll revealed that 13 million adults will be visiting the pub next week with half citing supporting the sector - which has struggled during lockdown - as the reason for their visit.

Half (48%) of people said they felt safe returning to the pub, with 74% happy to sit outdoors to help stop the spread of COVID. Over half (52%) said pubs reopening makes them feel as though they are returning to normal life.

Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, Uber, said: “As the country slowly starts to unlock and outdoor hospitality reopens, we want to play our role and support the pubs, restaurants and cafes across England that have been shut for many months. That is why we are offering users 50% discounted trips to those who are looking to venture out and return to their favourite local, as we all look towards brighter times ahead.”

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