Star Pubs & Bars respects your privacy and recognises your desire to safeguard your personal information. The Privacy Policy and Terms of Use set forth herein are designed to inform you about what kind of personal information is collected on this website and how it is used, to inform you of the conditions of use of the site (including users who are also contributors of video content) and to maintain the security of this website ( Please read the terms and conditions set out below carefully before using this website as access to and use of this website is subject to these terms of use. By accessing and using this website, you agree to be bound by the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you do not accept these, do not use this website.

No entry for underage persons

This Website is intended only for persons of legal drinking age. Do not use this Website if you are not of legal drinking age. Date of birth verification may be required at the entrance of the Website and prompts may be located within the Website.

Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Privacy policy

At Star Pubs & Bars, we are committed to protecting your personal information that you share with us through the Internet.


This statement sets forth our privacy policy regarding information you provide to us through the use of our Website. This statement also provides you with information on how to prevent your personal information from being collected or shared when you visit our website, respond to our web-based promotions or send us an e-mail.

We also use cookies and other technologies to collect the above non-personally identifiable information for a variety of purposes, such as to improve the design and content of our website and to enable us to provide a more personalised experience when you browse the Internet.

Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site. Most industry-standard web browsers have an option that allows you to turn off all cookies or have your computer inform you each time that a request to place a cookie is being made. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

If you turn cookies off (or refuse to accept a request to place a cookie), you may not have access to some features on our web site and some of our services, such as being automatically recognised, may not function correctly.

Our cookies

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are considered 'strictly necessary' in order to enable you to use the website and its features. Without these cookies, you may not be able to sign in to your profile or register your interest in a pub.

Cookie Set Typical Content What is it used for? When does it expire?
AgeCheck "over", "under" Records the result of the age check. 30 days from first set
CookiePreference "1", "2", "3" Records the user acceptance level for cookies. 30 days from first set
lastSearch "keword_location=&postcode=
&miles_radius=5®ion=0 &pub_under_offer=1
Saves most recent search parameters used. 30 days from first set or update
has_js "1" or "0" It's used as a reference to determine is the user's browser has javascript enabled. Expires at the moment it's created



This identifies a session. 1 year from first set or update
Silverpop SESSION




This is the visitor key assigned by Silverpop Engage. 20 minutes from start of session
Silverpop SP_PAGE_VIST.XYZ MQS2 This defines the session and page visits. 20 minutes from start of session
Silverpop VIEW




This defines the session and page visits. 1000 days from first set or update

Analytical/third party cookies

We use analytical cookies across our website to help us to provide with a better user experience. This information allows us to understand how visitors use the website so that we can improve it in the future. Also, we may use ‘Third Party’ cookies which allow us to add standard features across our websites; these might include the ability to share parts of our website to social media websites, like Facebook and Twitter.

Cookie Set Typical Content What is it used for? When does it expire?
Google Analytics (utma, utmc and utmb) Randomly generated ID Provides non-person specific insight on how people use the website. 2 years from first set or update
Google Analytics (_utmz) Randomly generated ID & the type of referal used by the visitor to reach the site Provides non-person specific insight on how people use the website. 2 years from first set or update
AddThis uit "1" This cookie is used to record when content is shared 1 day from first set or update
AddThis psc "2" These cookies are used in recording the number of different options used to share a page 2 years from first set or update
AddThis uvc "2|18" Measures how often AddThis is used by the same person 2 years from first set or update
AddThis dt "X" Time tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies 1 month from first set or update
AddThis di Numerical Values Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies 1 day from first set or update
AddThis loc Randomly Generated Id This is a geo-location cookie, to help approximately where people are sharing information from 2 months from first set or update

We may provide aggregate non-personally identifiable information to third parties (such as marketers, ad server companies and advertisers) that make use of general customer data. We may also share that information with other selected third parties if you opt to allow us to do so.

Star Pubs & Bars is not liable for information that is inaccurate due to technical defects in software used on our website, whether induced by our systems or by software provided by third parties.

Personally identifiable information

You can use the majority of our website without being required to divulge any personally identifiable information to us. To participate in or use some of the activities available on our website (such as registering for email updates, applying for a pub or contacting us) you may be required to provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and e-mail address). In addition, in connection with some activities, Star Pubs & Bars collect additional personally identifiable information such as your date of birth, street and billing address and personal financial details.

When corresponding with you via e-mail, we may use a variety of technologies, such as 'clear gifs' or 'web beacons', to let us know, among other things, whether you received and opened our e-mail. The clear gif included in the e-mail may establish a cookie on your system that further allows us to tailor information to fit your personal interests.

Star Pubs & Bars will not trade, sell or share such personally identifiable information for use by any third parties unless we have informed you, been authorised by you or are required by law to do so. In addition, such personally identifiable information shall not be disclosed to third parties unless we have informed you, been authorised by you or are required by law to do so.

The term 'third parties' does not include any subsidiaries or affiliates of Star Pubs & Bars, service providers or vendors acting on Star Pubs & Bars' behalf or the purchaser of substantially all of the assets of Star Pubs & Bars or a subsidiary or affiliate of Star Pubs & Bars. Our policy is to require that third parties keep that information confidential.

How we use the information gathered

We use the information that you share with us for these purposes:

  1. To provide the products, services or registration benefits you request;
  2. To improve the content of our site and enhance your experience;
  3. To ensure proper collection of information pertinent relating to applying for a pub;
  4. To measure consumer demand or interest in various offerings; and
  5. For marketing and promotional purposes, including to provide you with information about products and services offered by Star Pubs & Bars and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

How do I tell Star Pubs & Bars that I don't want to be contacted or change my personally identifiable information?

Our website sometimes provides you the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us at the point where we request information from you. You always have the option of removing your name from our e-mail mailing list(s) so that you will not receive further e-mail promotional communications from us. In order to ensure immediate removal from any list, it is best to follow the specific instructions outlined within the communications you receive from us since we operated numerous sites and e-mail lists. If you are unable to complete the process indicated in such communications, send us an e-mail using the 'Contact Us' links.

How do we protect your information?

Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct usage of information, we monitor and adjust our physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that data transmitted over the Internet will always be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products and services and you do so at your own risk. Upon receipt of your transmission, we strive to ensure the security of that information in our systems.

Privacy policy updates

By using our website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. Star Pubs & Bars reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time. Visitors are encouraged to review this policy from time to time to stay abreast of any changes. Your continued use of our website following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept those changes.

Legal purchase age

You must not provide us with your personal information if you are not of legal age to purchase alcohol in the jurisdiction in which you reside and (if different) in the jurisdiction in which you are accessing the site. We do not intend to collect personal information from any individuals under the legal purchase age or market alcohol beverages to anyone under the legal purchase age. If we receive notice or believe that someone under the legal purchase age has provided us with personal information we will make every reasonable effort to remove such personal information from our files.

Links and third parties

Our website often provides links to resources that we believe may be useful. These links will lead you to websites operated by third parties that operate under different privacy policies. We encourage you to review those privacy policies, as we have no control over information you may submit to those third parties.

Our website may use third parties, such as ad server companies, to present or serve advertisements that you may see on our website. Our website may also include advertisements placed by third parties. Our privacy policy does not cover any information collected by those third parties nor does it cover how they may use such information.

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.


Our website is not guaranteed to be free from any so-called computer viruses and it is recommended that you check for any such viruses before downloading it to your computer.

Copyright and trade marks

This site contains material which is owned by Star Pubs & Bars and is protected by international copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property laws. No permission is given by Star Pubs & Bars in respect of the reproduction or use for commercial purposes of any brand names, product names, designs and other materials shown in which intellectual property rights subsist. You are only entitled to copy electronically and print hard copy portions of the website for the sole purpose of viewing and purchasing products of Star Pubs & Bars.

Star Pubs & Bars is licensed to reproduce and distribute the sound and video recordings contained on this website. You are only permitted to download such sound and video recordings for person viewing in the UK. You are expressly prohibited from sharing such sound and video recordings.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill;
  • wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Location and jurisdiction

This site is hosted by IBM in the USA but controlled and operated by Star Pubs & Bars from its offices in the UK.  Personal data is stored on the IBM Kenexa Brassring System on servers in Dublin.  Star Pubs & Bars makes no representation that material in the site is appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws if, and to the extent that local laws are applicable.

These terms and conditions and anything in this site shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.

Information about us

Star Pubs & Bars Limited is registered in Scotland under company number SC0250925 and have our registered office at 3-4 Broadway Park, EDINBURGH, EH12 9JZ. Our VAT number is GB268644912.

Questions or comments?

If you have any further questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy, please send us an e-mail with your questions or comments.

This Website Privacy Policy was last updated on 15 December 2014.