During the month of August, thousands of Dorset locals headed out to the region’s restaurants and cafes on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to take part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. The discount scheme allowed diners to get up to 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating eateries from 1st until 31st August in a bid to help the food and hospitality industry while they recover from the coronavirus lockdown.

The scheme was incredibly successful and a number of eateries are planning to extend the scheme into September, without the government’s funding. Keyneston Mill, near Blandford Forum, are one business that will continue to offer discounted meals at their onsite eatery.

A representative from Keyneston Mill said:We are pleased to be extending the discount scheme ourselves, every Monday & Wednesday throughout September.

“Diners will receive a 50% discount on all food (excluding drinks and up to a maximum of £10 discount per person including children!). The discount also applies to any pre-booked picnics and afternoon tea picnics that are reserved online.”

To take advantage of the offer, simply visit Keyneston Mill throughout the month of September. Open every day, except Tuesdays, Keyneston Mill offers lunch with table service, outside seating and picnics from 10 am until 5pm.  As well as the restaurant, the site is also home of Parterre Fragrances where you can explore the Scented Botanic Gardens and the 50 acre working estate where the team grow, harvest and distil unusual plants and ingredients for their luxury perfumes.

While those wanting to visit the gardens and any other events, will require to book a time slot, anyone wanting to enjoy a meal or drinks at the Scented Botanist Bistro will not have to purchase tickets to enter.

Find out more about the Scented Botanist, as well as the extended Eat Out to Help Out Scheme on their website, https://www.keynestonmill.com/


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