Star Pubs & Bars

Grape news: Star has announced a wine portfolio that will provide customers with sustainable options

Star introduces own wine brand

By Emily Hawkins

Star Pubs & Bars has launched its own wine label in a bid to introduce ethical wines and expand premium options in its pubs.

Roaring twenties: Star Pubs & Bars’ £330,000 transformation of the Howard Arms commemorates governmental ‘state management’

GBPA winner recreates 1920s at reopened Star pub

By Stuart Stone

A historic, Grade II-listed Carlisle pub has been revamped and reopened by Heineken’s pub arm – Star Pubs & Bars – in partnership with award-winning local multiple operator Dianne Irving.

Flower power: the Garratt Tavern received £100,000 for garden improvements

Star ploughs £7m into pub gardens

By Nicholas Robinson

Heineken-owned pubco Star Pubs & Bars has ring-fenced £6.73m to revamp the outside spaces of 230 pub gardens this year, as part of the pubco’s wider £50m investment plan.

Moore time at the bar: Chris Moore came to Star Pubs & Bars for an expected short-lived experience – 30 years on and he’s still enjoying it

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How ‘a year’s experience’ turned into a 30-year career

By Ed Bedington

He came for some experience, but 30 years later, Star Pubs & Bars property and strategy director Chris Moore, remains dedicated to the pub sector, and is leading the charge on investment within his expanded estate

Experienced operator: Admiral's new chief executive, Chris Jowsey

Chris Jowsey to head up Admiral Taverns

By Nicholas Robinson

Heineken’s head of on-trade Chris Jowsey has been announced as current Admiral Taverns' chief executive Kevin Georgel’s successor next month.

No longer boarded up: the Extraordinary Hare has already received a £500,000 investment

Heineken promises £50m for 150 pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Brewer and pubco Heineken has ring-fenced £50m to pump into 150 of its Star Pubs & Bars sites, a record sum for the business, which is estimated to create 1,200 jobs in the sector.

New look: Bristol's Langton Court to receive investment from Star Pubs & Bars

Star’s £500k investment will create 15 jobs

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubco Star Pubs & Bars is investing half-a-million pounds with a Bristol operator into the refurbishment of the Langton Court Hotel in St Anne’s this month, with a view to opening in May.

International Women's Day: Business leaders, in association with Plan B

International Women’s Day

The women who lead in the on-trade

By Nicholas Robinson

There are too few women at the top level in business across the world and the UK. While pubs and bars can't escape that fact either, here we tell the stories of nine women at the top in the on-trade.

Star turn: Lawson Mountstevens claims Star Pubs & Bars will invest in its tenanted and leased estate

Star Pubs & Bars to pump millions into T&L estate

By Nicholas Robinson

Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars is prepared to pump millions of pounds into its tenanted and leased estate this year, managing director Lawson Mountstevens has indicated.

High calibre: Heineken's £2.2m funding for the Gun is the largest amount it has spent on a single-site upgrade

Heineken invests record £2.2m in pub upgrade

By Stuart Stone

Heineken and the East London Pub Co have completed a £2.2m investment in the Gun in Spitalfields, London – the brewer’s largest ever investment in a single pub from its Star Pubs & Bars estate.

Pubs package: NewRiver has bought 76 sites from Heineken

76 Star Pubs & Bars sites sold to NewRiver

By James Wallin, MCA

NewRiver has confirmed to The Morning Advertiser's sister title MCA that it has acquired 76 sites from Star Pubs & Bars, taking its Hawthorn Leisure pub arm to over 700.

Something for everyone: licensee Dan Fisher hopes his ninth pub will appeal to town residents

Northants licensee takes on ninth pub

By Emily Hawkins

A licensee based in Northamptonshire has added a ninth pub to his growing estate, with the acquisition of a pub in Daventry.

Star treat: spa day for the hard-working female licensees

Female licensees receive Star treatment

By Emily Hawkins

Star Pubs & Bars treated some of its top female licensees to a spa day as a reward for their hard work in a historically male-dominated industry.

'Tried and tested formula': the acquisition of the Rose & Crown in Chorley, Lancashire, takes the total number of Blind Tiger Inns sites to 13

Blind Tiger Inns takes on 13th site

By Stuart Stone

North-west community pub operator Blind Tiger Inns has announced that it will take over the lease of the Rose & Crown in Chorley, Lancashire.

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...

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