Star Pubs & Bars

Lawson Mountstevens: managing director, Star Pubs & Bars

Big Interview: Star Pubs & Bars’ Lawson Mountstevens

By Claire Churchard

Completing the biggest pub acquisition deal in recent years is no mean feat, especially when it almost triples the size of your estate. Lawson Mountstevens, managing director of Star Pubs & Bars, explains what went on behind the scenes of this major...

Assurances made: Star Pubs & Bars launches welcome pack for its acquired 1,900 Punch pubs

Star seeks to assure Punch pub operators on key issues

By Georgina Townshend

Star Pubs & Bars' welcome pack has assured 1,900 licensees on a number of key issues, including rent and product prices, ahead of taking full operational responsibility following the acquisition of Punch A pubs on 5 March.

Exciting plans: BKJ Leisure hopes to transform the Hurt Arms into a top wedding venue

Derbyshire multiple operator takes on first leased pub

By Stuart Stone

BKJ Leisure will conduct a £1m revamp of its first leased pub, the Hurt Arms, Ambergate, Derbyshire, in partnership with Star Pubs & Bars with a view to creating a top-quality country inn and wedding venue.

Top operators: winners at the Star Pubs & Bars Awards 2017

Star Pubs & Bars Awards winners unveiled

By Claire Churchard

Manchester’s Imperial War Museum played host to this year’s Star Pubs & Bars Awards, which recognise the outstanding work of the pub company’s licensees.

'Call the cavalry': police sent to deal with 40-man fight

40-man brawl breaks out at Star pub

By Georgina Townshend

Staff at a Star Pubs & Bars site in Greater Manchester were forced to call the police when a fight broke out between 40 people who “refused to leave the pub”.