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. 

Crowd puller: the pub has witnessed 40% growth year-on-year since reopening two years ago

My Pub: The Doctor's Orders, Sheffield

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.