London managed pubs worse than elsewhere


According to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, managed pubs outside of London have seen an increase of 2.3% in like-for-like sales in January compared to January 2018, as opposed to London with just 0.7%.

Restaurants outside of London did the best, with a 2.5 increase.

Trevor Watson, executive director at Davis Coffer Lyons said: “To put these figures in context, last January the market saw a 1.8% drop in like-for-likes against 2018, so essentially we are back to where we were two years ago.

“But it does show an underlying stability in the market, despite the political climate and what has been going on in the wider economy.

“The eating and drinking out market is showing resilience and people’s appetite for going out remains intact.

“There is a universal feeling of improved investor confidence, however, this has not yet translated into deal flow.

“The stabilised consumer confidence combined with a stronger investor mentality is likely to result in steady improvement as the year progresses. We are off to a decent start.”


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