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.

“People should be able to enjoy a good night out safely and responsibly without fear of being the victim of alcohol-related crime and disorder. The Government is committed to addressing this – and working with the industry and customers is a key element.

Pubwatch enables licensees to take collective action to ban troublemakers, while promoting effective working relations between licensees, the police and local authorities. The scheme helps to make licensed premises places where people can enjoy themselves safely and I am pleased to support it.”

Victoria Atkins MP – Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and vulnerability (24/4/19)

“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

Derbyshire landlord defends threat to shut down wedding over smuggled booze

Ryan Pound and Kelly Kirkham own the Seven Oaks Bar and Restaurant in Stanton by Dale. 13/9/2019: Story and photograph courtesy of Derbyshire Times www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk The landlords of a Derbyshire venue have defended their threat to shut down a wedding after discovering guests had smuggled in their own booze. Ryan Pound, owner of the Seven […]

A new round for Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Pubwatch scheme

30/8/2019: Story and photographs courtesy of Midlothian Advertiser www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk ”Bonnyrigg Pub Watch Scheme” Carole Steel (owner Polton Inn and pub watch chair), Adam Bolton (manager Laird Dog), PC Jonny Cassidy, Michael Dickson ( licensee Calderwood pub) , Gillian Conlin (manager The Chase), Lisa Murray (manager the Royal Oak ) A scheme aimed at tackling bad […]

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