Welcome to National Pubwatch

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.

‘Pubwatch has made an important contribution to reductions in alcohol-related violence in recent years. It does so by creating a safer drinking environment in licensed premises. The scheme enables licensees to take collective action to ban troublemakers, provides an early warning system and promotes good working relations between licensees, the police and local authorities. It provides a proven and effective partnership forum for local agencies to develop targeted interventions to tackle alcohol related disorder in the night time economy.’

The Rt Hon Mike Penning MP -Minister for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims

‘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’

Commander Simon Letchford - Alcohol Lead, National Police Chief’s Council

News in brief


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