The UK regional brewer Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries PLC is among the final list of bidders for Wizard Inns, which is owned by Nomura, it was reported today.

According to a report in The Times, the Laurel Pub Company has also made it to the final round of bidders.

Wizard Inns owns 64 pubs at an estimated worth of £90m.

The company is expecting a turnover between €200m and €205m for 2004/2005.