THREE J D Wetherspoon pubs in North Devon are due to slash their prices for one day only later this month in support of national Tax Parity Day.
The Panniers in Boutport Street and The Water Gate in The Strand, both in Barnstaple and The Rose Salterne, on Bridgeland Street, in Bideford, will cut the prices of all food and drink by 7.5 per cent on Wednesday, September 25.
Prices at the Wetherspoon pubs will be reduced for the day in order to show the benefits of a VAT reduction to 5 per cent.
At present all food and drink in pubs is subject to 20 per cent VAT, compared to supermarkets which benefit from a zero VAT rate.
Alan Young, manager of The Panniers, said: "We are proud to support the campaign to reduce the level of VAT within the pub industry.
"Customers coming to the pubs on Wednesday September 25 will find the price of their food and drink is lower than normal.
"We are keen to highlight the amount customers would save if VAT in pubs was lowered.
"So, for example, the total price of a meal and drinks for a customer at the pubs would be reduced from £10 to £9.25 on Tax Parity Day."
Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin added: "A reduction in the level of VAT on a long-term basis will generate growth and create jobs in the important leisure and hospitality sector."