Belfast Telegraph

UK pub chains 'in good shape'

The owner of UK pub chains Chef -amp; Brewer and Fayre -amp; Square said it ended the last three months in "good shape" despite a slowdown in food and drink sales.

Spirit Pub Company, which has around 1,350 pubs, saw like-for-like sales increase 4.6% in the 12 weeks to March 3, compared with 6.2% in the previous quarter.