Star Pubs

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.

Full integration expected: Heineken completes acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs

Heineken completes acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs

By Georgina Townshend

Heineken has said it will 'fully integrate' the 1,900 Punch pubs into its existing Star Pubs & Bars estate after completing the acquisition, as part of a back-to-back deal with Patron Capital, yesterday (29 August).

Increased selection: Punch and Star pubs can order beers from outside their ordinary range for festivals

How can tied pubs still host beer festivals?

By James Beeson

The hot summer weather may be but a distant memory, but for many pubs the arrival of summer is hailed as the perfect opportunity to increase trade and footfall by hosting a beer festival. 

Investment: The first project in Liverpool will create 15 new jobs

Heineken invests £4.6m into north-west locals

By Georgina Townshend

Heineken is investing £4.6 million into a selection of its Star Pubs & Bars sites in the north-west, including £1.2m in the Liverpool area, as part of a £20m investment programme.

Costly proceedings: the Woodman pub is going through MRO arbitration

MRO fight to cost licensee £25,000

By Michelle Perrett

A licensee, fighting his case for the market-rent-only (MRO) option, said it is going to cost him £25,000 despite using the pubs code adjudicator (PCA). 

Top tips: Star Pubs & Bars’ videos include advice on serving traditional pub meals

Star Pubs & Bars helps battle chef crisis

By Nikkie Sutton

A series of food training videos to help licensees combat the skilled kitchen-staff shortage and ensure high standards in food are met, is the latest initiatives launched by Star Pubs & Bars to help battle the trade chef crisis. 

My Pub: The Doctor's Orders, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

My Pub: The Doctor's Orders, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

By Claire Churchard

Licensee Matt Steer has been in the pub business long enough to know what it takes to succeed. And in Sheffield, labelled ‘the real ale capital of the world’, the competition is tough, Claire Chuchard reports.

Star licensees optimistic about 2017 trade

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Star licensees optimistic about 2017 trade

By Sara Hussein

Pub operator Star Pubs & Bars received 100% positive feedback from its licensees about their prospects for the year ahead despite staffing concerns. 

Pub chef trailblazers met to discuss the chef recruitment crisis

Chef recruitment crisis

'Work together to banish pub chef stigma', say industry leaders

By Nicholas Robinson

The negative stigma associated with being a pub chef must be tackled by the industry, which it could achieve by working together to highlight the benefits to youngsters of a career in pub kitchens.

Investing in a new kitchen is a recipe for success


Investing in a new kitchen is a recipe for success

By Chris Jowsey

Refurbishment of a pub kitchen requires careful thought, planning and execution, with a variety of factors to take into account. Here are 10 top tips for your consideration.

Greene King exchanges on 16-strong pub package

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Greene King exchanges on 16-strong pub package

By James Wallin, M&C Allegra Foodservice

Greene King has exchanged contracts on the sale of the 16 pubs it was required to dispose of by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), with the bulk of them going to Star Pubs & Bars.

Star Pubs & Bars ends disposal programme

Star Pubs & Bars ends disposal programme

By Rob Willock

Star Pubs & Bars has reassured its lessees that the sale this month of 111 pubs to Admiral is the end of the company’s disposal programme.

PICA-Service statutory code

Eighth case heard by PICA-Service

By Michelle Perrett

The eighth PICA-Service hearing took place at the Sheffield Cathedral Conference Centre on Friday, 22 November, 2013.

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One in four Star pubs take cut-price Sky deal

By John Harrington

Almost one in four lessees of Star Pubs & Bars, the Heineken-owned leased pub operator, have signed up to the deal that offers 30% off Sky Ultimate if they stock specific Heineken products.

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Star reveals pub disposal plans

By John Harrington

Star Pubs & Bars hopes to dispose of 50 sites this year and could look at significant acquisitions once the “uncertainty” around the proposed statutory code for the sector is lifted, trading director Chris Jowsey has said.