The latest Coffer Peach business tracker figures have revealed managed pub like-for-like sales are up by 2.7% against last July.
However restaurant groups have seen a drop of 4.8% compared to July 2017.
The fluctuation - ascribed to the hot weather gripping the country - managed to cancel out the results for both, with the the combined managed pub, bar and restaurant sector recording exactly 0% growth.
Peter Martin, vice president of CGA, said: "Continued sunshine and England's longer than expected participation in the World Cup meant July followed a similar pattern to the previous month of June, when pubs were up 2.8%, except that restaurants were hit even harder.
"The fall of 1.8% in trading in June just got worse in July.
"Drink-led pubs and bars performed by far the strongest with like-for-likes up more than restaurants were down.
"Food-led pubs also suffered in the sun with negative like-for-likes, although not as dramatically as the restaurant operators.
"It seems people just wanted to go out for a drink. Across managed pubs and bars drink sales were up 6.6% for the month, with food down -3.0%."
The boost for pubs and struggles of restaurants were particularly pronounced in London, where like for like sales rose by 2.6%
Trevor Watson, executive director at Davis Coffer Lyons said: "This was driven predominantly by the capital's pubs market - buoyed by England's unexpected progression at the World Cup - which were trading 6.1% ahead.
"The rest of the country had a more difficult period with like-for-like sales down 0.9%.
"Restaurant trading fell a painful 5.6% - compared with 2.8% down in the capital - with pub like-for-likes up just 1.7% despite the football."