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

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.

Vacancies to fill: finding kitchen staff has been proving difficult for a long time (credit: Getty/andresr)

FEATURE – STAFFING, TRAINING, RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT

FEATURE: Overcoming the staffing shortage

By Michelle Perrett

Staffing has always been a challenge in the pub sector but since the perfect storm of Brexit, Covid, minimum and national living wage increases, the cost-of-living crisis, immigration changes – combined with the poor reputation of a career in the industry...

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.

Heineken teams up with Marmalade Trust to tackle loneliness

£90,000 raised to help tackle loneliness

By Ed Bedington

A charity to help solve the challenges of loneliness has been given a £90,000 boost thanks to a glittering gala ball hosted by Heineken UK.

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

BIG INTERVIEW

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.

Property: artist impression demonstrates what the Major Oak pub will look like

PROPERTY: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Yorkshire Pub Stuff takes on sixth Star lease

By Rebecca Weller

Northern England based multisite operator, Yorkshire Pub Stuff, has taken on its sixth long-term lease with Star Pubs & Bars.

End of legal battle: Star Pubs & Bars and the pubs code adjudicator have settled their High Court case

Star to pay £1.25m settlement over pubs code breaches

By Gary Lloyd

Star Pubs & Bars has agreed to pay £1.25m to end a High Court litigation with the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) that began in 2019 after an investigation was launched into the pubco breaching the pubs code.

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.

Award nominations: here are the final six contenders in the Star Pubs & Bars Pub of the Year category

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Meet the finalists for Star Pubs & Bars Pub of the Year

By The Morning Advertiser

With the Great British Pub Awards just days away from announcing and celebrating some of the best bars in the business, we take a look at some of the finalist that are in the running to take home some silver. Today it’s the turn of the bars that are competing...

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.