Star Pubs & Bars Guides Lessees On Responsible Retailing

2nd March 2014

Star Pubs & Bars is providing all its lessees with a guide on responsible retailing, with ideas on how they might execute initiatives designed to encourage moderate alcohol consumption and tackle underage drinking.

Star Pubs & Bars is keen to lead the way in responsible retailing as it believes it is no longer an option for licensees but a necessity, given growing health concerns and the spotlight on local license holders.

The guide provides an overview of industry schemes promoting responsible alcohol retailing as well as practical measures lessees and their staff can adopt in their premises.

Topics covered in the guide include:

The guide is being sent out with Drinkaware and Challenge 21 and Challenge 25 posters and the Licensed Trade Charity Leaflet.

Chris Jowsey, Star Pubs & Bars trading director says: "Star Pubs & Bars is aiming to set the standards by which all pub operators are judged. We believe that running a responsible outlet is more than just good PR, it makes long term business sense – ensuring a sustainable industry.

"The guide is an easy to follow useful reference document providing all the information needed in one place with helpful tips that lessees can share with their staff. It is only working together that we can make inroads in encouraging moderate drinking and preventing anti-social behaviour."

Star Awards Best Newcomer award winner, John Kavanagh of The Hamilton Russell says of the guide: "I welcome the production of the Responsible Retailing Guide, which we shall use at The Hamilton Russell to help promote moderate alcohol consumption and tackle underage drinking as it gives me the information needed to be able to best train my staff on their responsibilities to the business and most importantly to the customer."