Marston

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...

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...

My Marstons: offering help to customers

Marston's revamps business building website

By Ewan Turney

Marston's has relaunched its business support website for tenants and freetrade accounts complete with a host of new features. Users will now have...

Marston's: extension to facilities agreed

Marston's extends banking facilities

By Ewan Turney

Super-regional brewer and operator Marston's has agreed an extension to its banking facilities until August 2013. The facility, agreed with a...

Protz: humble pie

Anyone for humble pie?

By Roger Protz

When Marston's bought Jennings in 2005, many said the Lakeland brewery was doomed. Far from it…

Marston's: cautious on year ahead

Marston's holds dividend as profits drop

By Ewan Turney

Marston's has held its final dividend to shareholders despite recording a 13% in profit before tax for the year to 4 October. Several other pubcos...

Marston's: Second price rise of year

Marston's announces second beer price rise

By The PMA Team

Marston's has raised the prices of its own beers for the second time this year. Marston's will increase prices by 4% from 2 October having increased...

The Dusanj brothers were overstretched following the acquisition of Honeycombe

Marston's tipped as obvious Cains buyer

By The PMA Team

Industry experts are tipping Marston's as an obvious buyer for Liverpool brewer Cains, which went into administration yesterday, because of its strategy to acquire regional brewers and maintain the facilities.

WG Grace: Not your usual haircut

WG Grace bowls Marston's over

By Ewan Turney

Marston's is using the father of English cricket WG Grace to promote Marston's Smooth sponsorship of the Twenty20 tournament. The quirky advertising...

Digest

Digest

Anti-rogue regulations brought in Licensees now have greater protection against rogue traders following the introduction of the new consumer...

For the common good

For the common good

By Hamish Champ

Rightyl or wrongly, stock markets have long been associated more with avarice than environmentally-friendly business practices. But the commercial...

Your say

Your say

Tenants must unite to survive I have been trying recently to evaluate the plight of the pubco tenant. My partner and I have 18 years left on our...

Drinks sales down at Marston's

Drinks sales down at Marston's

Drinks sales at Marston's managed houses fell 3.1% for the 24 weeks to 15 March. Machine income also saw a drop of 10.3% on a like-for-like basis but...

Marston's to lease out 47 pubs

Marston's to lease out 47 pubs

By The PMA Team

Marston's has instructed Christie+Co to market 47 of its managed houses as lease opportunities

Top of the class

Top of the class

CaskForce, the beer quality initiative driven by Marston's in conjunction with Cask Marque and the Morning Advertiser, announces its second monthly...

A green solution

A green solution

By Matt Eley Matt

WASTE COOKING oil is being used to go green in a new initiative from Marston's Pub Company. Marston's has teamed up with Prosper De Mulder Limited to...

InBrief

InBrief

Warrants issued for spirits cheats Warrants for the arrest of two restaurant owners were issued after they failed to turn up to court on charges of...

Marston's launches e-payroll

Marston's launches e-payroll

By John Harrington

Marston's has launched an online payroll system that is available to all licensees. Hosts simply register employees' payroll details and electronic...