The firm, which runs 1,468 pubs across the UK, saw shares lift higher on Tuesday morning as it also returned to profit.
(Reuters) -Christmas dinners at Marston's will cost up to 10% more this year, the British pub group said on Tuesday, but said it would be serving all the trimmings and bookings were higher so far than pre-pandemic levels for this year's festive season. The price rise is lower than inflation in Britain, which reached a 41-year-high in November, leaving business facing the dilemma of how much they can pass on to customers of higher costs, including food and energy, without destroying demand. CEO Andrew Andrea said he had not yet seen evidence Marston's was losing customers and recent sales had been boosted by England's performance in the ongoing soccer World Cup taking place in Qatar.
The company had been due to post its results for the year to October 2 on Tuesday.