Marston's: finder's fees paid out

Marston's finders' fees

By The PMA Team

Marston's has so far paid more than £200,000 in finder's fees to property agents, as it scours the UK for the best new-build sites. The company has...

Marston's: appointed new operations director

Marston's recruits Pizza Hut executive

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Marston's, the brewer and pub operator, has poached a senior operator from Pizza Hut UK to join its 500-strong managed pub arm as operations...

Rowland: Marston's role

Rowland takes non-exec role at Marston's

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Robin Rowland, the chief executive of Yo! Sushi has been appointed as a non-executive director at Marston's, the regional brewer and pub retailer....

Marston's chief executive Ralph Findlay: encouraging results

Marston's boosted by managed pubs

By Ewan Turney

Marston's has reported recent trading has been "encouraging" due to the good summer weather rather than the World Cup. Like-for-like sales at its...

Findlay: aiming to reverse spiral of decline

Marston's future models

By The PMA Team

Marston's chief executive Ralph Findlay has told City analysts that the "bar for long-term success" in the tenanted trade has been raised. He...

Darby: non-RPI lease gives tenants confidence

Marston's rips up RPI rents

By The PMA Team

Marston's has decided to scrap RPI rent increases in its new lease on the basis that they create too much rent uncertainty for licensees..

Marston's: opening 60 sites in three years

Marston's plans 135 more new-build pubs

By The PMA Team

Brewer and retailer Marston's has revealed plans to double the opening programme for new-build managed pubs to 135 in the next six years.

Marston's Inns and Taverns: saw like-for-like growth

Sales up at Marston's managed pubs

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Marston's has revealed a 1.4% increase in like-for-like sales at its managed pubs for the 26 weeks to 3 April.

Marston's: new format

Marston's to open first 'Magnum' pub

By The PMA Team

Marston's managed division, Inns & Taverns, is to open its first managed pub in a larger format it calls "Magnum", at a location in Dover this...

EPA: claim your free firkin

Claim Your Free Firkin of Marston's EPA


EPA 3.6% is a light, golden beer bursting with a fruity hop aroma and a refreshing zesty, citrus finish, brewed in the heart of England by Marston's...

Marston's: managed pub sales up 1.4%

Marston's reveals sales increase

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Marston's has revealed improving trading in all three of its divisions, with managed pub like-for-like sales up 1.4% for the 26 weeks to 3 April.

Andrew: sensible sanitisation of estate

Marston's trims managed tail

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Marston's Inns and Taverns, the managed arm of the brewer and pub operator, has engaged on a tail trimming exercise as it shifts focus to its new...

Darby: opportunity for licensees to increase margin

Marston's price deal offers growth

By The PMA Team

Marston's Pub Company has unveiled two initiatives aimed at providing its 1,600 tenants with a chance to grow their businesses. Division boss...

AWPs: income is 10% higher when manamged by pubco

Marstons: managed machines are best

By John Harrington

According to a trial carried out by Marstons Pub Company, gaming machine income is 10% higher at pubs where units are managed by the pubco. The result is now being used to justify the existence of the AWP tie.

Ward: promoting pubs

Marston's backs National Pub Week 2010

By Ewan Turney

Marston's Pub Company has pledged its support once more for the National Pub Week run by the Justice for Licensees group. Although Marston's backed...

Marston's is installing 350 more machines

More gaming machines for Marston's pubs

By John Harrington

Digital gaming machines from specialist supplier Games Media are to be rolled out to a further 350 Marston's Pub Company sites. The pubs will get...

Findlay: no bonus this year

Marston's bosses fail to earn bonuses

By The PMA Team

Marston's executive directors were not paid any bonuses in the year to 3 October 2009, the annual report indicates. Chief executive Ralph Findlay...

Findlay: creditable performance in challenging conditions

Profits dip at Marston's

By Ewan Turney

Operating profit at brewer and pub operator Marston's fell 5.7% to £147.4m for the year to 3 October, reflecting a weaker performance from its...

50p: new cheap meal deal

Marston's pub offers 50p meals

By Jo Bruce

The first pub to offer £1 credit crunch meals, is now offering 50p meals. Licensee Tony Rabbitts, of Marston's leasehold the Four Crosses, in...

Mulholland (L) congratulates Ward

Marston's rewards thriving pub

By Ewan Turney

Marston's licensee David Ward has scooped a prize worth more than £1,500 for thriving in the tough economic climate. Ward, licensee of the Antelope...

Marston's: Travelodge joint venture

Marston's in joint venture with Travelodge

By The PMA Team

Pub operator Marston's is teaming up with Travelodge, the budget hotel operator, to co-locate pub restaurants alongside hotels. Marston's will...

Marston's: backing week to celebrate pubs

Marston's backs National Pub Week

By Ewan Turney

Marston's has thrown its full support behind Inez Ward's National Pub Week and will encourage all its tenants and managers to take part. The Week,...

Marston's: robust trading despite recent wet weather

Trading 'resilient' at Marston's

By Ewan Turney

Marston's has reported a "resilient" performance with further improvement since the end of the first half year on 4 April, despite the recent wet...

Fair Pint

Fair Pint condemns Marston's deal

By The PMA Team

Fair Pint has condemned a new freetrade prices deal from Marston's for not including a reform of the way in which rents are calculated. It has...

Alistair Darby

Marston's innovates in the tenanted divison

By The PMA Team

Marston's is trialling an innovative re-working of the pubco-tenant relationship in an effort to create more trust and transparency. The company is...

Marston's: plan approved

Marston's £176m rights issue approved

By Ewan Turney

Shareholders have rubber-stamped Marston's £176m rights issue this morning — it plans to use the money to fund new build pubs.