The pub and beers company has broken the £1bn barrier with profits of over £100m according to their accounts for the year ending 30th September 2017.
The Wolverhampton-based breweries and pubs group saw pre-tax profits up over 23% to £100.3m while revenue was up 8% to £1.01bn.
The group opened 19 new pubs and bars in the quarter and bought another nine with average profit per pub up 2%.
Chief executive Ralph Findlay said: “We have achieved strong revenue growth and higher earnings, despite increasing employment and property costs.
"Our business has been transformed in recent years with a significant improvement in the quality of both our pub and beer businesses.
“While political and economic uncertainty is likely to continue, we remain confident that our proposition founded on providing great customer experiences, the very best service and value for money,
This year also saw the pub firm acquire the Charles Wells brewery business in Bedford for £55m as well as an increase in market share growth to 21% of the premium packaged ale market and 20% of the premium cask ale market.
Marston's also secured three significant distribution contracts with Punch B, Hawthorn Leisure and Brakspear, totalling around 1,700 pubs.
The group's final dividend was up 0.1p to 4.8p per share and
The target is to open another 15 pubs and bars and six lodges in the coming year including its largest lodge to date in Ebbsfleet with more than 100 rooms.
Marston’s employs around 14,500 and has a national estate of 1,568 pubs, with breweries including Banks's in Wolverhampton, Marston’s in Burton upon Trent, Jennings, Wychwood, Ringwood and Brakspear
Around one in four premium bottled ales and one in five premium cask ales in the UK are now Marston’s brands.
Its largest brand, Hobgoblin is the most followed beer brand on social media, and in a recent YouGov survey, Hobgoblin was voted the third most recognised beer brand in the UK, behind two global beer brands.
It also revitalised the Marston’s beer brand in 2017, repositioning it to be more attractive to younger consumers under the marketing banner “From Burton with Love”.
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