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Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company

Carlsberg Group in UK

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company is one of the newest, historic brewers in the UK. Formed out of a joint venture between Carlsberg UK and Marston’s PLC, who are both shareholders, the brewer combines over 300 years of shared values, history and heritage in UK brewing.

The brewer provides its customers and consumers with an unrivalled portfolio of lagers, ales and craft beer brands from the very best of two master brewing teams, plus those under license from valued partners. These include lagers such as Carlsberg Danish Pilsner, Carlsberg Expørt and Poretti; premium cask and packaged ales, including Hobgoblin, Marston’s Pedigree, Tetley’s, Wainwright and 61 Deep; brands under license including San Miguel, Mahou, Estrella Damm, Shipyard, Erdinger, Warsteiner and Kirin; a broad selection of alcohol-free beers; plus distribution of the Brooklyn Brewery craft portfolio.

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company also owns and operates a brewery and distribution network across the UK, including the Carlsberg brewery in Northampton; Marston’s in Burton upon Trent; Banks’s in Wolverhampton; Wychwood in Witney, Oxfordshire; Jennings in Cockermouth, Cumbria; Ringwood in Hampshire; and Eagle in Bedford; plus a National Distribution Centre in Northampton and 11 UK-wide distribution depots.

Key Facts

Breweries: 7
Market Position: 4


Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company Limited
Marston's House, Brewery Road
Wolverhampton WV1 4JT
United Kingdom


CEO, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

Paul Davies

Key Dates

1868 Carlsberg brands first exported to the UK
1973 Brewing starts at the new Carlsberg brewery in Northampton
1992 Carlsberg and Allied Lyons merge brewing activities as Carlsberg-Tetley
2003 The company becomes Carlsberg UK
2013 Opening of new bottling line at Northampton Brewery
2019 Carlsberg invests in the relaunch of its flagship brand Carlsberg, including the rebrewed Carlsberg Danish Pilsner
2020 Carlsberg UK and Marston’s PLC completes the transaction to create a new beer company, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC)

Did you know that...?

  • Carlsberg’s Northampton brewery was awarded the Financial Times Industrial Architecture Award in 1975. The brewery was designed by the Danish architect Knud Munk in the form of a Danish longship.
  • The slogan 'Probably the best lager in the world' was created in Northampton in the mid 1970s and after changing 'lager' to 'beer', Carlsberg has been using the slogan worldwide for many years.
  • Carlsberg was originally exported to the UK in 1860's and has grown in popularity since.