Greene King has posted figures for the nine months to 9 January. The regional brewer and pubs owner said today (31 January) that sales at its Pub Company rose by 2.2% year-on-year during the nine-month period. Trading was in line with expectations, the company said.

While sales of its Old Speckled Hen beer were up by 6%, Abbot Ale and Greene King IPA sales increased by 5% each, Greene King said.

The group, which bought 432 Laurel pubs last August, said the new business was integrating smoothly and the process was currently four weeks ahead of schedule.