Star Pubs & Bars

J&S Pub Co takes on Star pub, Mist, in Scarborough

J&S takes on 5th Star site

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

North Yorkshire multiple operator, J&S Pub Company, has taken on its fifth Star Pubs & Bars pub, Mist in Scarborough, north Yorkshire, bringing its pub estate to seven.

Cash injection: the White Swan in Ockbrook, near Derby reopened in April after a joint investment of £120,000 from Star and the pub's licensees

Star pumps £42m into pub refurbs

By Rebecca Weller

Heineken pub arm Star Pubs & Bars has announced it will invest £42m into upgrading more than a quarter of its estate during 2022 with particular focus on pub gardens in suburban areas as well as those on high streets and near residential neighbourhoods.

Just Add Talent: Star Pubs & Bars to double the amount of its managed pubs in Scotland (Credit: Getty/ monkeybusinessimages)

Star to double Scottish managed portfolio

By Rebecca Weller

Large pub operator Star Pubs & Bars has announced plans to double the amount of its managed operator pubs in Scotland during 2022 as part of it Just Add Talent (JAT) estate.

Stellar performance: Star Pubs & Bars was formed from what was the Scottish & Newcastle estate

The rise and rise of Star Pubs & Bars

By Gary Lloyd

Star Pubs & Bars is Heineken UK’s pub arm. Here, The Morning Advertiser looks at how the pub company was formed and its activity over the years.

Lockdown support: Star Pubs and Bars has called on the Scottish Government to increase financial help for pubs or review trading rules

Star to continue rent reductions in Scotland

By Emily Hawkins

Star Pubs & Bars has said it will continue its rent reductions for its sites in Scotland, as the sector braces for the first week of trade after lockdown.

Leader's view: Star Pubs & Bars MD Lawson Mountstevens said he was proud of how his colleague and licensees had handled the challenges of the pandemic

Star tenants to pay full rent from June

By Nikkie Thatcher

Star Pubs & Bars licensees on core leased and tenanted agreements in England will have to start paying rent in full from 21 June, following a period of discounted rates, the pubco has announced.

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The Pub Hub – your questions answered

By MA editorial

The Morning Advertiser and Heineken have teamed up to answer your questions around current coronavirus legislation, finances, reopening and more.

Firm appeal: Star Pubs & Bars managing director Lawson Mountstevens labelled the fine as 'unwarranted and disproportionate'

Star to appeal £2m PCA fine

By Ed Bedington

Star Pubs & Bars has announced it is to appeal the fine imposed by pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Fiona Dickie for what she described as “seriously and repeatedly” breaching the rules over nearly a three-year period.

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Pub companies announce lockdown rent plans

By Emily Hawkins

Pub companies including Greene King and Stonegate Pub Company have confirmed rent reductions for tenants to 10% for the second lockdown period.

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Prime Minister pledges cash for wet pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Most areas in England will be placed into tier two measures this week while pubs in a number of areas must remain closed under the strictest rules.

Tapered plan: Star Pubs & Bars has revealed how it will charge operators for rent for the next two months

Star Pubs & Bars to scale back tapered rent relief

By Emily Hawkins

Heineken’s pub arm Star Pubs & Bars has outlined the next phase of its tapered rent relief plan for operators throughout September and October - including a further £4m investment in rental concessions.

Welcome relief: the extension of rent relief until the end of August will take Star's total spend on rent concessions past the £20m mark

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Star Pubs & Bars to extend rent relief throughout July and August

By Stuart Stone

Heineken’s pub arm Star Pubs & Bars has extended rent relief for leased and tenanted pub operators throughout July and August amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, taking its total rent concession spending to around £21m.

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Pub boss calls for more support

By Ed Bedington

Further grant support from the Government will be needed if pubs are to open under any kind of restrictions, according to one of the UK’s leading pub company bosses.

Bucking the trend: multiple operator Ross Robinson has taken on a third Star Pubs & Bars lease

Star sees 10% rise in pub applications

By Alice Leader

New recruitment data from Star Pubs & Bars has highlighted confidence in its leased sector as it reports a 10% rise in applications for its pubs over the past 12 months.

Otley row: pub campaigners have reissued concerns with a pub company’s plans for an historic pub (image: Dr Neil Clifton, Geograph)

‘Too many Star pubs in Otley’

By Emily Hawkins

A pub giant owns too many sites in one Yorkshire town and should sell some pubs to local operators, according to an historic pub campaign group.

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