Star Pubs & Bars to attract new talent with low-risk agreement

Star Pubs & Bars

A new “low-risk, low-cost” agreement has been introduced by Star Pubs & Bars to attract talented new operators who need extra support with their first ventures.

Operators will run the business and fund their own and staff costs while Star will pay all other expenses including, electricity, heating, rates, food and beer and maintenance costs.

This set-up will allow operators to concentrate on front-of-house and business development. Revenue and profit will be shared between both parties with no limit on what operators can earn.

The agreement complements the existing suite of leases for Star Pubs & Bars which is part of Heineken UK. It suits medium-sized bars and pubs in strong high-street or busy suburban locations.

The venues will have received substantial investment and have a strong pizza and beer offering in place. Revamped to attract trade throughout the day, they will serve good-quality coffee and premium drinks such as Heineken Served Extra Cold. They will be fitted with the latest Heineken technology including SmartDispense.

Star Pubs & Bars’ managing director Lawson Mountstevens said: “Development of new talent is critical for the future of the pub industry. The aim is to attract a new breed of operators, who have the retail experience, drive and ambition to run an exceptional pub business but are looking for direction and support to help make it happen.

“The agreement reduces operator risk which, together with Star funding, training and business development support and Heineken products, provides a real opportunity to create long term viable businesses for this next generation of licensees.”

Details of pubs offering the new agreement can be found on the Star Pubs & Bars website at

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