JD Wetherspoon was the top pub brand for awareness and usage, though visit share growth has plateaued at dinner time, while falling at breakfast and lunch, MCA’s Pub Brand Monitor reveals.

JDW had 79% awareness among visitors, while it dwarfed its rivals in terms of intentions to visit for breakfast (55%), lunch (32%) and dinner (26%) - despite falling by 2pp, 2pp and 1pp respectively.

Greene King’s Hungry Horse grew share of pub visits at every meal-time, achieving the joint-highest increase in customer scores for friendly service, food & drink quality/taste, value for money and overall experience.

Greene King’s Farmhouse Inns performed well at lunch, growing its share of visits and recording the highest NPS and revisit intention of all the major pub chains at this day-part.

Michell & Butler’s All Bar One and Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery were rising stars in the monitor, both seeing large jumps in share of visits at breakfast, lunch and dinner this year, with All Bar One now the 2nd most visited pub/bar chain for breakfast after Wetherspoon.

Toby Carvery provided the best overall experience of any major pub brand, rating highest for food quality/taste and second only to Wetherspoon for value for money.