Latest data from CGA shows the impact table service, social distancing and limits on group size are having on drink sales in pubs and restaurants.

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CGA’s latest Drinks Recovery Tracker data shows average sales in the week to 26 June down -28% on 2019 levels. The week before resulted in a drop of -23% on 2019 levels. The tracker suggests table service, social distancing and limits on group sizes are all having a major negative impact on weekend trading in particular, highlighting the need for easing restrictions on 19 July.

Pubs were stronger performers than restaurants according to the Drinks Recovery Tracker, with pubs down -25% on 2019, restaurants down -32% and bars down -48%.

Since the release of CGA’s data, drink sales will have had a much-needed boost from England’s two recent wins at the Euros on 29 June and 3 July.

Sales in English outlets showing the England vs. Germany game achieved drink sales that were up +56% on the equivalent day in 2019.