Northwich pub offers customers discount – but only if they haven’t panic bought fuel

A Cheshire pub is rewarding customers who haven’t panic bought fuel with a special offer.

The Riverside in Acton Bridge near Northwich is offering customers 20 per cent off their food bill if they can prove they have less than half a tank of fuel in their car.

The Warrington Road pub, which sits alongside the River Weaver, has asked customers not to panic buy fuel, but to fill up with food and drink instead.

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If a customer can provide a picture of their fuel indicator with less than half a tank, the pub say they will will receive 20 per cent off their fuel bill.

A post on the pub’s Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon (September 28) read: “It’s mayhem at the petrol stations!

“Don’t be a panic buyer, instead of waiting to fill your car up why don’t you come down and fill up with some food and drink instead!

“Prove to us you’re not part of the problem by taking a picture of your fuel indicator that’s got less than half a tank and we’ll give you 20% off your food bill!”

The discount was announced on the pub’s Facebook page
(Image: The Riverside)

The post was met with amusing responses from members of the public.

One Facebook user said: “Weaverham roundabout will be rammed now with cars doing laps trying to get their petrol down to half a tank before they arrive.”

Meanwhile, another said: “Would love to but can’t get there no petrol!”

The offer comes after days of long queues outside fuel courts across Cheshire as motorists fear supplies of fuel will run low due to the HGV driver shortage.

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BP has said some garages in its 1,200-strong network were experiencing shortages – while Esso and Tesco have been forced to close a small number of forecourts.

A spokesperson for the prime minister said the government acknowledged that there were “issues facing many industries across the UK, and not just in terms of HGV drivers”.

They added that there was no shortage of fuel and that there was a “very resilient and robust supply chain” and that “people should continue to shop for fuel as usual”.

Cheshire Live – Cheshire