Belfast Telegraph

Pub chain toasts a boost in sales

David Cameron delivered a scathing assessment of Europe's failure to promote economic growth yesterday as he urged it to be "bold" to promote business.

THE owner of some of Britain's best-known pubs revealed busier-than-expected Christmas trading. Harvester and Toby Carvery owner Mitchells -amp; Butlers said customers were still keen to treat themselves, while milder weather also contributed to the 6.5% jump in like-for-like sales for the nine weeks prior to January 21.