Return to profit: Marston's reports  £369.7m revenue

Marston’s reports return to operating profit

By Shwetali Sapte

Marston’s PLC has reported a return to pub operating profit and normalised trading, with like-for-like (LFL) sales at 97% of 2019 levels in the 26 weeks ending 2 April.

On the up: vaccine sees pub shares rocket


Covid vaccine sees pubco shares rise

By Nicholas Robinson

Major pubco share prices rocketed today following the announcement of a coronavirus vaccine by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech.

Ratings rise: HSBC has upgraded its ratings for Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King

Pubcos' ratings upgraded by HSBC

By Emily Hawkins

HSBC has upgraded its ratings for Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King despite a mixed performance because of wet weather conditions earlier this year.

Royal approval: Marston's celebrates Queen's birthday in style


Marston’s celebrates Queen’s 90th with new ale

By Nicholas Robinson

Marston’s has revealed a new guest beer created especially for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, an event which pubs are allowed to extend their opening hours to 1am.

Human remains may be dug up from under pub car park for convenience store

Burial ground under pub

Human remains may be dug up from under pub car park for convenience store

By Oli Gross

When a pubco announces plans to build a convenience store on a pub car park, it’s often met with uproar from licensees, regulars and locals. But Marston's pub the Plough and Harrow in Sutton Coldfield has an unusual problem – the site is based on...

Marston's has sold more than 200 pubs for £90m

Marston's sells 202 pubs to NewRiver Retail

By John Harrington

Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has announced that it has disposed of 202 pubs for £90m to NewRiver Retail Limited, a specialist real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the UK food and value retail sector.

Marston's reported strong growth in its Destination pubs

Marston's Destination and Premium pub sales rise

By John Harrington

Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has reported “strong” trading performance in its most recent trading period, with like-for-like sales in its Destination and Premium pubs up 6% in the 10 weeks to 20 July.

Marston's Pedigree celebrates its 60th birthday this year

Wishing Marston's Pedigree a Happy 60th Birthday

By Roger Protz

It’s good to be noticed. Some years ago, I described the fermenting halls at Marston’s — the famous Union Rooms — as “the cathedrals of brewing”. A short time after these pearls of wisdom appeared in print, I was touring the Union Rooms again with a party...

Sticky spot: Pete Brown has learnt the joy of hop rubbing

Grounds for hop-timism

By Pete Brown

I spent the other night sitting in a room above a pub, rubbing hops. This might seem like a strange thing to do. I mean, I like hops — most beer drinkers do — but isn’t rubbing them taking things a bit too far?

Marston's: new build success

Marston's sets new-build pace

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Marston's, the brewer and pub operator, is planning to maintain the pace of its new-build openings into 2013 after seeing a continued rise in takings...

Marston's: support from analyst

Analyst backs Marston's growth

By John Harrington, M&C Report

A leading sector analyst has said Marston's management was right to shift in 2009 from a dividend play to growth story.

Dixon: competition

Sibling rivalry at Marston's

By Phil Dixon

How can tenanted pubs compete with managed pubs within the same estate, asks Morning Advertiser columnist Phil Dixon. It was of those phone calls...

Charity: pub game has changed

Tenanted pubs: more pressure

By The PMA Team

The pressure on tenanted pubs from the managed sector and wholesale price increases has taken another ratchet up, says The PMA Team.

Findlay: managed houses performing well

Profits up at Marston's

By Ewan Turney

Brewer and pub operator Marston's has reported a 4.6% jump in underlying end of year profits to £73.5m fuelled by a strong performance in its...

Jackson (L) and Whiteside (R) with licensee Gaskin (front) celebrate Pubs Week (Burton Mail)

Burton giants celebrate British Pub Week

By Ewan Turney

Burton-based giants Punch Taverns and Marston's came together to share a pint for British Pub Week. British Pub Week (30 October to 6 November) aims...

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 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...