Harry Ramsden’s has secured the third site for its pub format, as sales at its latest site have quadrupled, MCA understands.

The group is taking on Punch’s Bulls’ Head pub in Horbury near Wakefield, west Yorkshire, as it seeks further expansion for the concept.

Yesterday the group’s head of pub operations, Gavin Mansfield, told MCA’s Pub Conference that sales at the latest pub offering – The Three Bridges in south Queensferry had seen sales quadruple in its first few weeks, compared to its trading levels as a pub.

Mansfield said trade at the original site – the Wingerworth, in Chesterfield – also continued to be strong. He said it was particularly pleasing to see that beer sales had remained high, still accounting for 48% of wet sales. Fish and chips continue to make up 55% of food sales on a split of 65/35.