The hot Easter weekend delivered starkly different outcomes for Britain's managed pub and restaurant groups, which saw pub sales surge but restaurants struggle in the heat.
That is according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker. Pub and bar chains reported collective like-for-like sales up 5.3% for the four-day break compared to Easter 2018, with drink-led pubs up a thumping 10.9% as the public headed outdoors.
However, the overall eating and drinking-out market was down 3.6% over the four-day weekend, as in stark contrast to pubs, restaurant chains saw collective like-for-like sales tumble a massive 18.6% against last Easter's trading.
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