Company Profile

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Marston's PLC is a leading independent brewing and pub retailing business operating a vertically integrated business model.

We operate around 1,700 pubs and bars situated across Great Britain, comprising of Tenanted, Leased, Franchise and Managed pubs at the heart of thriving local communities offering a welcoming environment and value for money

We operate five breweries:

  • Banks's Brewery in Wolverhampton,
  • Marston's Brewery in Burton upon Trent,
  • Jennings Brewery in the Lake District,
  • Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire and
  • Wychwood Brewery in Oxfordshire.

Marston's Inns and Taverns, Beer Company and Franchise logos


Our Divisions

Destination

Destination comprises of our pubs where the food sales mix is high and the primary reason for a consumer visit is to dine.

New-Build Development

We have a track record of delivering excellent returns from new build pub development. The performance of new openings is strong with revenue ahead of our £26,000 per week targets and returns continuing to exceed the target of 16.5%. It remains our intention to open 25 to 30 sites per annum for the foreseeable future.

301 Destination pub-restaurants including all our new build investments and 38 pubs operating as either Pitcher & Piano or Revere.

Premium

Premium comprises pubs operating under the Revere Pub Company.

Marston's Franchise logo

Franchise

We have consistently outperformed the challenging tenanted pubs market by offering tenants and franchisees innovative choice and flexibility in agreements. Our BFA accredited franchise agreement, where the landlord retains a percentage of revenue, usually 20%, and pays staff wages but Marston’s meets all other costs and investment. It encourages entrepreneurialism amongst landlords who benefit from our buying power and retailing expertise while we have greater control, helping improve standards and develop food offers.

Leased

Leased comprises of high quality distinctive pubs on longer term assignable agreements, run by skilled entrepreneurs who seek to build value through developing bespoke business.

Our key focus is to further improve our engagement with lessees and to be value-adding partners to skilled entrepreneurs, giving them access to the Marston’s Group buying power and our pub commercial team who provide marketing and retail support.

Marston’s Beer Company

Our brewing business focuses on premium cask and bottled ales and beers with a strong consumer following and an emphasis on local provenance. Our leading brands are Marston’s Pedigree and Wychwood Hobgoblin.

FOCUS ON LOCALNESS AND PREMIUM ALE BRANDS

Marston’s Brewery, Burton upon Trent - National flagship brand Marston’s Pedigree is brewed here alongside others

Wychwood Brewery, Witney - Home to Hobgoblin and Brakspear ales

Banks’s Brewery, Wolverhampton – Brewing Banks’s Bitter and Original - the West Midland’s favourite brands.

Ringwood Brewery, Hampshire - Known for its premium cask beer range including Fortyniner and Old Thumper.

Jennings Brewer, Cockermouth – Producing beers such as Cumberland Ale, Cocker Hoop and Sneck Lifter.

fastCask™ Launched in 2010, fastcask™ is the first genuine innovation in cask beer for many years and for the first time allows licensees to serve traditional cask ale immediately. fastcask™ now accounts for 30% of cask ale sales.