Discounts for older people are very common amongst hotels and
restaurants, both locally and through national chains.
Locally, many pubs will do a ‘Senior Citizens’ lunch’ or have
other similar schemes for older people. Restaurants will provide
discounts at certain times, sometimes providing a limited menu
for these schemes. You need to keep your eyes open for local in
initiatives and always ask if they run such schemes.
Nationally, many of the hotel and restaurant/pub chains run
discount schemes, not necessarily just for older people, but
which are very useful for people of all ages. There are also
some specific schemes for older people. For example, Little Chef
do a Finetime card that provides discounts for the over-50s.
There are set times when you can get the discount and you get
the details when you get the card. Ask for one when you go into
a Little Chef.
Next time you are in a hotel, restaurant or pub make sure you
ask if there are any discounts. If it’s one of those that has a
card scheme, get an application form and fill it in. There’s no
harm in having these cards because you never know when they will
come in handy.