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...

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: 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: focusing on new build pubs

Mixed views on Marston's rights

By The PMA Team

A leading sector analyst has described Marston's plans to invest in new-build pubs as impressive, but said the regional brewer would be better served...

Findlay: good time to purchase new builds

Marston's to raise £176m to fund new pubs

By Ewan Turney

Brewer and pub operator Marston's hopes to raise £176m through the issue of 299m new shares to fund the opening of around 30 new build pubs. The company will use approximately £140m of the money to acquire and develop new build pubs.

Marston's: profit before tax down 20.9%

Marston's reports 'resilient' performance

By The PMA Team

Marston's, the brewer and retailer, has revealed a resilient performance with underlying profits down 9.9% on last year to £65.4m in the 26 weeks...

Marston's: lightweight bottles will reduce environmental impact

Marston's rolls out new lightweight bottles

By Ewan Turney

Marston's is to introduce new lightweight bottles across all its brands with the aim of lowering CO2 emissions. The second phase of lightweighting...

Charman: won appeal in High Court last Wednesday

Host wins right to fight Marston's bill

By Ewan Turney

A licensee who formerly ran around 150 pubs for Marston's has won a High Court appeal to continue his fight against a dilapidations bill of...

Marston's: in line with expectations

Trading on track at Marston's

By Ewan Turney

Brewer and pub operator Marston's is "on track" to meet its trading expectations and has even seen a "modest improvement" in trade since January. The...

Protz: cricket fan

Marston's plots Ashes summer

By Roger Protz

National cricket sponsor Marston's celebrates its 175th anniversary, writes Roger Protz.

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