The Bell Hotel in Norwich slashes prices for one day only

The Bell Hotel pub.


A popular pub in Norwich will be slashing its prices for food and drink today (September 20).

The Bell Hotel is joining with other Wetherspoons from across the UK in taking 7.5% off its prices' as part of National Tax Equality Day.

The aim is to close the gap in food and drink taxes between pubs and supermarkets.

Jim Kelly, pub manager, said: 'We want more people in the industry to get involved in the issue and raise more awareness.

'We are giving customers a better deal for the day and letting them see what they could have if the government cut the VAT.'

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He added: 'We ran a campaign a couple of years ago but we are running a big campaign this year. It is only one Wednesday a year but people will come out for it.'

Weatherspoon's chairman, Tim Martin, said: 'We are proud to support the campaign to reduce the level of VAT in the pub industry. On Tax Equality Day.

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'Customers in our pubs will find the price of their drinks and food to be lower than normal. We are keen to highlight the amount which customers would save, if VAT in pubs were lowered permanently.'

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