UK pubs, bars and clubs saw an extra 15 million visits over Christmas compared with the previous year, in a further sign that consumer confidence is returning.
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Nine in ten leaders of eating and drinking-out businesses feel optimistic about their industry prospects in 2015, although concerns remain about overall growth, a new report has shown.
Hotels and restaurants group Whitbread has reported a growth in like-for-like sales to February 2015, with Premier Inn looking particularly strong.
Two-Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi will be hosting a fundraising dinner at his Mayfair restaurant Hibiscus on 15 March to raise money for industry charity Hospitality Action.
The British competitor in the Hilton Worldwide F&B Master Mixologist competition failed to be deterred from taking part when heavy snow resulted in his flight to the final in Istanbul being cancelled.
The next government should do more to speed new projects through planning and create a fairer business rates system if it wants to help the pub industry to grow.
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