May 16 (Reuters) - Pub operator Marston’s Plc on Wednesday forecast revenue and profit growth this year as it posted a 20 percent rise in underlying revenue for the first half, driven by strong trading in its pubs.
The Wolverhampton-based company, which brews ales such as Lancaster Bomber, Brakspear and Mansfield, said underlying pretax profit rose 8 percent to 36.3 million pounds ($49.02 million) for the 26 weeks ended March 31.
Revenue rose to 528.1 million pounds from 440.8 million pounds a year ago. ($1 = 0.7405 pounds) (Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)
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