Star Pubs & Bars

Portfolio growth: Richard Hepplestone (left) and Simon Woodcock (right) have taken on the lease of their sixth pub as they look to build an estate of 10 in the region

Operators takes on second Star site

By Nikkie Thatcher

South Yorkshire operators Simon Woodcock and Richard Hepplestone are taking the lease on their sixth pub as they look to build a 10-strong estate in the region.

What does the Fox say? pub licensee Andy King has plenty of events going on for his customers


My Pub: The Fox, Birmingham

By Gary Lloyd

Andy King has been at the helm of the Fox on Lower Essex Street in Birmingham since 1997 and is the longest serving publican in the city’s gay village.

Fantastic achievement: Star operator celebrates four decades behind the bar (Pictured: Carol and Lee Scanlan)

Star licensee marks 40th anniversary

By Rebecca Weller

Operators at a village pub in Lincolnshire have been recognised for their service to the community on their 40th anniversary at the helm.

Biggest single investment: Star reopens the Unicorn in Cardiff after £1.4m refurb

Star injects more than £1.5m into Welsh pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Star Pubs & Bars has revealed a new look for its flagship site in Cardiff, Wales, following a £1.4m renovation project, its biggest single investment this year, and plans to plough a further £730k into Welsh venues.

Value offer is still great quality: Mick Howard, whose role includes overseeing the Just Add Talent model pubs


Why the JAT model is a Star for Heineken’s pubco

By Gary Lloyd

In the week Star Pubs & Bars announced it was set to boost the number of it Just Add Talent model pubs by 67%, operations director Mick Howard explained more about the move and what he would like to see from the current Government to help the sector.

Online assistance: among the online help for Star publicans is an tailored email sent every two months

Star ploughs £60k into online help for licensees

By Gary Lloyd

Pub company Star Pubs & Bars has invested more than £60,000 in creating a one-stop online support platform for its licensees that it said is tailored to their pub’s offer.

Star showing: Danni Fraylich and Tim Galligan

FEATURE – Business development managers

FEATURE: Why the BDM is a Star attraction

By Gary Lloyd

One of the most important people in the life of a licensee is their business development manager (BDM), in this feature we learn a little about two people and their roles in the Star Pubs & Bars set-up.

Bank holiday boost: Star Pubs & bars licensees will have access to PoS kits

Star ploughs £60k into coronation weekend

By Gary Lloyd

Star Pubs & Bars has invested more than £60,000 worth of support for the King’s Coronation and accompanying May bank holiday weekends for its licensees.

Energy focus: Mark McDonald says smart meters have proved to be valuable in cutting costs

Smart meters rolled out to 1/3 of Star pubs

By Gary Lloyd

Star Pubs & Bars is installing gas and electricity smart meters at a third of its pubs to help reduce their energy consumption as utility costs soar and Government help is set to be vastly reduced withdrawn.

Time to talk: HUMEN joins forces with Star sites to host a 'Pub Pilgrimage' (Getty/ Henrik Sorensen)

Mental health charity takes over Star pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

HUMEN, a charity dedicated to reducing the number of male suicides, has partnered with 15 Star pubs to raise awareness for its ‘Rise Against Suicide’ campaign.

Groundswell of interest: 98% of homeworkers would be interested in a work from the pub package

Work from pub packages new avenue for income

By Rebecca Weller

More than 95% of consumers who usually work from home would be interested in a ‘work from the pub package’, presenting businesses with a new avenue for potential income, recent research conducted on behalf of Star Pubs & Bars has revealed.

Reopening date: following a closure period of more than two years, the pub will open its doors again in December

£650k pumped into traditional pub

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multiple operator Roseacre Inns and Star Pubs & Bars have jointly invested £650,000 in the upgrade of a Midlands pub.

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.

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