Charles Wells pubs in France have reported a bumper summer of sales thanks to this year's Euros.

The 13 pubs in the estate saw sales in the four weeks of the tournament of £1.8m - a 175 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

The pubs sold more than 225,000 pints during the tournament.

The Charles Dickens in Bordeaux was a big driver of sales after being adopted as an unofficial base for Welsh fans.

Craig Mayes, director Charles Wells France, said: "As their national side got further and further into the tournament the Charles Dickens became the place to be during the tournament, with many fans becoming honorary regulars getting to know the bar staff by name as they enjoyed great food and beer."