JD Wetherspoon launches a ‘Stay Out To Help Out’ scheme today (Tuesday September 1).

It follows on from the success of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out.

The scheme will see prices on a range of meals and drinks reduced from Monday to Wednesday until Wednesday November 11 at Wetherspoon pubs in the UK.

Wetherspoon said its prices on some of the meals and drinks will be cheaper than those available in McDonald’s or Domino’s Pizza.

The meals on offer include an 11 inch Margherita pizza with soft drink for £3.99 and a six ounce beef burger with chips and soft drink for £3.99.

A traditional breakfast will cost £2.99 and a small breakfast £2.49.

The pubs will also be offering three small plates for £7.50 as well as desserts at £1.99 and mini desserts at 99p.

There is a choice of 21 small plates in the three for £7.50 deal, including nachos, halloumi fries, chicken wings and nine varieties of pizza (eight inch).

Coffee or tea (with free refills) will be available for 99p, and all soft drinks, including Pepsi, diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Pepsi Max Cherry, San Pellegrino, R Whites Lemonade plus 20 other canned and bottled soft drinks will cost 99p.

Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin said: “The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme was extremely popular with our customers and a great boost to the hospitality industry.

“We are keen to offer our customers a superb choice of food and drink at great value for money prices.

“Our offer means that a classic beef burger in our pubs will be even better value than McDonald’s.”