More than 100 million meals were eaten across the UK last month as part of the Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme, the Treasury has confirmed.

Diners received a state-backed 50 per cent discount on meals and soft drinks up to £10 each between Mondays and Wednesdays in August.

A total of 26,000 meals were bought in Redditch during the offer last month. Bromsgrove also saw 77,000 meals purchased through the Help Out scheme in August, while Worcester bought 126,000 meals. Initial figures have revealed that restaurant bookings surged as a result of the programme designed to boost the hospitality sector after the enforced closure of pubs, restaurants and cafes.