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Training and Growth for first time publicans

A great pub is a sustainable and thriving business. That’s why we’ve got training programmes and opportunities to realise your potential and help your pub business grow over the long term.

Training Courses

We have two training courses to get you fired up and ready for running a pub. Innside Knowledge is our mentor-led virtual induction course for Leased & Tenanted agreement licensees. And Just Add Knowledge is our award-winning programme for our Management Agreement (Just Add Talent) operators. These initial programmes include one year's subscription to the BII (British Institute of Innkeeping) and access to our e-learning platform for one year.


Commit to your career and your pub’s future. You can access our online training platform any time to learn about everything from Food Safety and Allergens to Conflict Management and Interview Skills. There are over 50 modules to choose from. So it’s worth carving out some time to see how you, and your team, can develop your service and offering. Speak to your BDM for guidance around taking the next steps.

Raising the bar workshops

We know running a great pub takes a broad range of skills and we offer training to help you and your team, improve. Our workshops are designed with the ultimate goal of helping you attract more customers through the doors and improve their experience while they’re in your pub.

Grow your food offer

We all know food is a big business and that’s why we have a comprehensive food support offer for leased and tenanted operators. Our food programme provides training, deals, tools, and advice to help you make the most of the opportunity and provide the best experience for your customers.

Commit to your future

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to support your future and the success of your pub. We partner with industry experts and call on our experienced in-house teams to give you the very best training, insights and knowledge to help you run a successful pub.

Next steps

If you’re interested in becoming a first-time publican with Star Pubs, our website has information on all our agreements and our 5 Star Promise to you. Our Coaching Area has additional articles on setting up and managing a pub to help you make a more informed choice.

You’ll also find information about our business and the management team behind it.

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