Travelodge has reported a surge in last-minute bookings for this weekend due to unseasonably warm weather, with the budget chain claiming a double-digit increase in room bookings.

Hotels in Brighton, Newquay, Wadebridge, Scarborough, Bournemouth, Porthmadog, Llandudno, St Austell, Torquay and Blackpool hotels are said to be almost booked out for this weekend.

Rooms are also selling fast for hotels in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Northumberland.

A spokeswoman said: “It’s great news for British tourism that we are experiencing an Indian summer this weekend.

“It’s possibly the last warm weekend we will have in 2015. Therefore, Britons from all corners of the UK are making the most of the warm weather and taking a last-minute staycation break.

“We have experienced a surge in reservations, especially for family bookings this week; resulting in a double-digit increase in rooms bookings.

“Our hotels in key coastal and rural holiday hotspots are full this weekend – it’s just like peak summer trading.

“Our hotels this week have had to place extra food orders to help with the weekend rush. Extra breakfast supplies have been ordered, as well as extra supplies of fish and chips and ice cream.”