Halloween parties at the pub helped Brits enjoy themselves more this year than last.
Stats from late-night operator Deltic reveal that 70 per cent of Brits planned to celebrate the spooky event this year – up 8.5 per cent on 2016.
Average spend by head was also up from £33 to £35.36.
The Halloween figures highlight positive trends in the latest Deltic Night Index which indicates that more Brits are going on a night out each week and spending more when compared to the same period in 2016.
In the quarter ending October 31, average spend was up nearly £10 more than the previous three months, from £53.63 to £61.68. This also represents a nine per cent rise on the same period last year.
The number of people going out is on the up as well with 60.1 per cent enjoying a night out at least once a week – compared to just 43.2 per cent in the previous quarter.
Spend on drinks per head is up too – from £16.22 to £18.02.
Peter Marks, chief executive of The Deltic Group, said: "Unsurprisingly, activities like the pub prove to be popular with older age groups, but clubbing continues to be one of the most popular night out activities for the younger age groups despite the commentary around younger people drinking and going out less.
"As we see from the data, almost half (49.5 per cent) of 18-25 year olds spend more money in clubs and bars each month than any other form of late night leisure."
- The Deltic Night Index report surveyed 2,291 18+ year olds, of which at least 500 are aged between 18 and 21 years old.