Marston’s acquires Hobgoblin, Brakspear

UK brewer Marston’s has announced it has acquired Refresh UK, which owns the Wychwood Brewery, brewer of Hobgoblin and Brakspear.

The Publican reports “the acquisition is consistent with Marston’s strategy of developing a portfolio of premium beer brands to complement the Marston’s range, led by Marston’s Pedigree.”

This purchase by Marston’s follows the company’s acquisitions of Jennings in 2005 and Ringwood in 2007.

Marston’s has said it is committed to continuing the operation of the acquired Wychwood Brewery in Witney.