Pubs set for surge during royal wedding weekend

By Michelle Perrett

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Royal wedding, Alcoholic beverage

Royal Wedding: pubs set for surge
Royal Wedding: pubs set for surge
A fifth of people are expecting to visit the pub, over the royal wedding weekend, new research suggests.

A fifth of pubgoers expect to visit the pub, over the royal wedding weekend, new research suggests.

In a survey conducted over the weekend by the Mystery Dining Company, 20% of participants indicated that a visit to the pub over the course of the coming weekend.

The research, which was completed by over 400 consumers who regularly eat out, revealed that 67% of consumers would purchase a commemorative item when drinking or eating out.

It also revealed that a royal themed alcoholic beverage - beer, cocktail or champagne - was the item people were most likely to order with 48% of the vote, while 34% said they would be likely to order a festive dessert and 19% a royal wedding themed sharing plate.

The majority of consumers (70%) claim they would expect hospitality staff to embrace the festivities for the royal wedding on Friday.

Sally Whelan, director at the Mystery Dining Company said: "There is no doubt that the Royal Wedding is an opportunity for the hospitality market. The fact consumers expect and even welcome a festive approach indicates that there is a desire to make an occasion of the event, without a consumer having to buy in fully to the celebrations.

"A special drinks menu which takes inspiration from tradition, the Royal family or even a twist on wedding favourites is likely to be well received as it helps to add a sense of fun to a drink with friends.

"Non-alcoholic cocktails which can be enjoyed by all age groups may also prove popular. Likewise, weddings are all about people coming together in celebration which is also why sharing plates and desserts, items that can often be considered an indulgence, have also been favoured by the survey respondents, whereas very few individuals said that they would be interested in a royal themed main course."

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