Restaurants and pubs resilient despite August exodus

It seems that the Great British Summer is no match for restaurant and pub owners. Turnover figures were on the up this year with a growth of 13.3% for restaurants and 12.8% for pubs.

The statistics are great news of course especially with the winter months fast approaching… restaurants and pubs should fear not as customers have proved that a bit of rain is not going to stop them from dining out…

Despite the weather, however, restaurants continued to perform strongly, with growth of 13.3%. Pubs did well, too, with spending up 12.8%.

Nevertheless, over the summer, the amount spent per transaction in restaurants was down 5.4%. Similarly, while transaction volumes in pubs were 19.3% higher this summer, the amount spent per transaction was down 5.4%. This implies that, with no fall in prices, more visits are being made, but for smaller rounds.