A third of hospitality operators have had over a third of their bookings wiped out by the 10pm curfew, according to the latest Hospitality Leaders Poll carried out by Lumina Intelligence for MCA, the MA, Restaurant and Big Hospitality.

Some 13% said over 40% of their bookings had been hit and 18% said between 30% and 40% had been cancelled.

Another third (29%) said between 10% and 20% of their bookings had been scrapped. One multi-site pub operator said trade was down 20% as a result of the curfew, which was “more than expected”.

Worse still, when asked whether their business would survive six months of a 10pm curfew, 35% said no.

The curfew has also dented confidence in the future further. Two weeks ago, when asked whether they were confident in the future just 50% said they were, down from 58% the week before, and down from 67% the week before that.

The poll spoke to 358 board level members of pubs, restaurants and food to go operations.