News Archive

This section features current and archived News Articles released by National Pubwatch. If you have some news you would like to see featured here please contact us.

National Pubwatch Regional Representative Frank Marnell

From time to time we like to bring you news about our volunteer Regional Representatives who provide an important link with NPW for local schemes. This month we would like to tell you about Frank Marnell. Frank is licensee of the Watergate Inn, a busy pub located just 5 metres from main entrance of Chester […]


On 3 October 2013 the HAND/BOTTLETOP Alcohol Diversion Scheme scooped a High Sheriff of Herefordshire’s Award at the Police Commendation ceremony in Hereford Town Hall for their work in ‘rehabilitating’ those persons excluded from licensed premises across the City for alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.  This is the story behind it:   Herefordshire Against Night-time Disorder (HAND) […]

New Information Wanted Service

NPW is pleased to announce that we are piloting a new initiative to aid police investigations into serious crimes affecting the pub and hospitality trade. The new ‘Information Wanted’ section can be accessed through the NPW website and the very latest images will be shown on the Home Page. Our friends at Pubwatch On-line have […]

Home Office praises National Pubwatch

On Wednesday (17/7/13) Minister of State for Crime Prevention Jeremy Browne, speaking in the House of Commons, acknowledged the achievements of pubs and clubs, which have proved hugely effective in curbing irresponsible drinking. He singled out National Pubwatch and other best practice schemes for praise as “good examples of what can be achieved when industry […]

Diageo launches ‘Think How You Drink Campaign’

Today Diageo launches a European-wide multimedia campaign to engage with young adults under the banner: ‘Think How You Drink’. You can view the video here:   They believe the campaign to be thought provoking and original in its approach and appealing to its particular audience. The first iteration of this campaign is a short […]

Award Winning Pubwatch Schemes for Blackpool, Dalston and Bawtry

The Diageo National Pubwatch Awards 2013 were presented at the Annual All-Party Parliamentary Beer Awards Dinner last night (10/7/13) with the Blackpool Pubwatch scheme scooping the top prize. The scheme’s impressive range of responsible drinking initiatives and clear commitment to working with partners throughout the local community was applauded by the judges. Also recognised through […]

Warning of Latest Pub Scam

Pubwatch members should be made aware that over the last few weeks numerous attempts have been made to de-fraud retail and pub premises. Fraudsters are attempting to obtain credit card details by stating that they are from the PDQ company. They may say that there is a problem with the credit card system downloading transactions and […]


National Pubwatch has successfully registered its name and distinctive logo with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The decision to register with the IPO has been taken to protect the NPW brand. NPW has a hard won reputation for championing the pubwatch movement and providing unbiased support to local pubwatch schemes. Pubwatch schemes will notice very little […]