A Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Warwickshire has signed up to be part of the Government’s Eat Out To Help Out campaign.

The scheme launches today (August 3) in a bid to get people to venture out of their homes and support the hospitality industry.

Diners at registered venues will get discounted meals and The Cross at Kenilworth is just one of many members of Shakespeare’s England to sign up to the initiative.

The Cross is a renowned restaurant and one of only two venues in the county to be awarded a coveted Michelin star.

The Destination Management Organisation has a number of other members who are also taking part in the scheme these includes:

Diners are advised to check with individual venues to see when the offer is available.

Helen Peters, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s England, said now is the time for people to show their support for local businesses.

“The past three months have proven to be a devastating time for the hospitality and tourism sectors, which is why the Eat Out To Help Out scheme is incredibly important,” she said.

“I know that members have been working hard to get their Covid-19 measures in place and get back to business - many have signed up to the We’re Good to Go accreditation mark to further instil confidence in diners, so they are very much going the extra mile.

“The campaign comes to an end on August 31 so I would urge everyone to get out there and support business and use it as an opportunity to try somewhere that you haven’t been before in Coventry and Warwickshire.”