Welcome to National Pubwatch

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National Pubwatch is a voluntary organisation set up to promote best practice through supporting the work of local Pubwatch Schemes. Its aim is to achieve a safer drinking environment in all licensed premises throughout the UK.

“Alcohol related crime has a significant detrimental impact on our town centres and local communities. The Governments Modern Crime Prevention Strategy highlights the importance of working together to address this. I am therefore extremely grateful to the National Pubwatch Scheme for the vital work that they do to promote local partnerships across the UK to tackle the small number of offenders whose actions can cause real damage to the night time economy.”

Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Vulnerabilty, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism

“National Pubwatch plays a key role in promoting good practice and supporting local Pubwatch schemes which can make a real difference to improving the safety of people working and socialising in our town and city centres.”

ACC Rachel Kearton – Alcohol Lead, National Police Chief’s Council

News in brief

BBPA publishes updated guide on drugs and pubs

The BBPA has today published an updated guide for licensees on the laws around drugs as well as a host of useful information on how to deal with drug use and drug users on licensed premises. Drugs and pubs: A guide to keeping a drugs free pub, is free to download here BBPA Drugs and Pubs […]


New campaign launched by drinks trade charity The Licensed Trade Charity has announced the launch of a new marketing campaign, “Time to Open Up”. The campaign will go live this week and aims to raise awareness of the free resources available to anyone working in pubs, bars and breweries, when they have a personal or […]

Four licensees receive latest National Pubwatch Star Awards

Local Shrewsbury licensee James Hitchin from the Albert Lounge has been awarded a National Pubwatch ‘Star award’ for his role as Chair of the local Pubwatch scheme. He received the award from Trevor Pepper National Pubwatch Regional Representative at Shrewsbury’s local Pubwatch meeting on Wednesday 31 May 2017. Left to right James Hitchin and Trevor […]

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