Few nights on town for northerners

Northerners plan to tighten their belts on nights out according to a new survey.

A survey of 3,000 people has revealed those in the north predict a fall of 2.7 per cent in the number of occasions they plan to eat or drink out over the next six months.

The survey’s results also revealed 30 per cent of trips out will be to a coffee or sandwich shop, 24 per cent to pubs, 17 per cent to bars with 4 per cent accounting for formal dining.

The findings also show pubs in the north will experience a predicted 6.5 per cent decline in food trade as well as a downturn in the drinks market – particularly among middle aged men.