JD Wetherspoon has reported like-for-like sales increases of 7.6% in the 13 weeks to 28 April 2019.
Year to date like-for-like sales at the pub group have increased by 6.8% with total sales increasing by 7.6%.
Since the start of the financial year JD Wetherspoon has opened three new pubs and closed seven, with two more openings planned. It has also spent £70.9m on buying the freeholds of pubs it was previously a tenant in.
Chairman Tim Martin said: "We continue to anticipate a trading outcome for this financial year in line with our previous expectations."