Marston’s plc


Marston’s (known as Wolverhampton & Dudley for the first 116 years of its existence) has grown from a regional brewer and pub operator into a major national player. 

Wolverhampton & Dudley started the current century in a


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Key People:

Chairman David Thompson
Chief executive Ralph Findlay
Chief financial officer Andrew Andrea
Managing director, Marston's Inns and Taverns Peter Dalzell
Managing director,Revere Pub Company Colin Sadler

Operating Data:

Marston’s comprises a pub business (which includes around 40 hotels or pubs with rooms) and a brewing business

Total number of pubs and inns Around 2,130 (May 2013)

The pub estate is sub-divided into three operating divisions

  • Food-led Destination + Premium pubs (301)
    Destination pubs operate mostly under the Two For One and Milestones format
    Premium pubs (38) comprise Pitcher & Piano and unbranded Revere Pub Company outlets
  • Taverns (1,398)
    Quality community pubs that include managed (156), tenanted (642) and franchised (600)
  • Leased (391)

Total number of breweries 5
Park Brewery (Banks’s) in Wolverhampton
Marston’s Brewery, Burton upon Trent
Jennings Brewery, Cockermouth, Cumbria 
Ringwood Brewery, Hampshire
Wychwood/Brakspear Brewery, Oxfordshire 

Total number of employees 13,000

Financial Snapshot:

Year to 29 September 2012
£719.7m (2011: £682.2)
Underlying operating profit £157.9m (2011: £154.3m)
Pre-tax profit -£135.5m (2011: +£80.8m)


Half year to 30 March 2013
£358.1m (2012: £342.1m)
Underlying operating profit £66.6m (2012: 67.6m)
Underlying pre-tax profit £27.6m (2012: £33.5m)


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