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Brewhouse & Kitchen sales up 115% thanks to Eat Out to Help Out

Brewhouse and Kitchen, the 22-site national brewpub group, has reported that sales have grown by 115% during the first six days in which the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Following its staggered reopening, the group had already achieved growth of 6.1% during its first four weeks of trading, with the group adding that growth has now accelerated to 29.4% for the week ending on the 8 August.

The group attributed the strong start to the “considerable amount” of engagement and development with the team during the lockdown period, where they worked to ensure that the group was “battle-ready” for reopening.

As such, it said it became a priority to show guests that the brewpubs were ready to invite guests back “safely and with the confidence”.

The group added that the South coast presence of the group has been a particular advantage, whereas London has been more challenging; despite this, the Highbury and Islington sites that are open are trading ahead of forecast.

Furthermore, it revealed following a successful series of trials throughout the Summer months, Autumn will see the launch of Brewhouse and Kitchen’s food and beer being delivered locally, and the expansion of the current offer to deliver the Gift of a Mini Keg of Brewhouse and Kitchen-brewed beer to anywhere in the UK.

The group now has 17 out of its 22 pubs open and trading, with plans to open the remaining in the coming weeks.

Kris Gumbrell, CEO of Brewhouse and Kitchen, said: “Food sales have been very strong through the week and we saw growth continue every day through Thursday, Friday and Saturday across the group. To have been showing growth prior was really pleasing, but the Eat Out to Help Out scheme has been the icing on the cake for our business.”

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