JD Wetherspoon has reported a 9.5 per cent rise in like-for-like gross sales within the 14 weeks to November.
The no-frills pub chain, which has over 800 websites within the UK, stated that bar gross sales additionally rose 10.7 per cent and meals gross sales grew by 8.2 per cent.
In the course of the time period, Wetherspoons additionally bought or surrendered to the owner six pubs and opened one website at Heathrow Airport.
The chain stated it has plans to take a position £70m into its present websites because it appears to revamp employees rooms, altering rooms, glass racks above bars and air con.
Tim Martin, the outspoken frontman for the group, stated that commerce has improved “regularly” over the past 12 months because of a return to normality post-pandemic and a slight easing of price inflation.
Nevertheless, he warned that vitality prices stay at “far greater ranges” than pre-pandemic, which is able to put strain on “suppliers and the broader financial system”.
He stated: “Gross sales within the first 14 weeks of the monetary 12 months have continued the sample of gradual enchancment which has adopted the ending of lockdowns and restrictions.
“Inflationary pressures have eased, however vitality prices, particularly, stay at far greater ranges than pre-pandemic, placing strain on suppliers and the broader financial system.”
He added: “The corporate at present expects an consequence for the monetary 12 months in step with market expectations, and can present additional updates because the 12 months progresses.”