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CAMRA response to the acquisition of 76 Star Pubs & Bars sites by NewRiver

In response to the news that NewRiver has acquiried 76 sites from Star Pubs & Bars, please find the below comment:

CAMRA National Director, Ben Wilkinson said: “This acquisition represents a significant growth of NewRiver’s tenanted pub estate and, as such, we have asked BEIS to consider whether the company should now be subject to the Pubs Code.

“NewRiver’s history of closing and converting popular community pubs to other uses will naturally cause stress and concern for the tenants and customers of these locations. CAMRA calls on NewRiver to act responsibly by committing to keeping these pubs open and to not imposing new stocking requirements which will affect their viability.”