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

Yate pub watch returns to tackle anti-social behaviour

The Abbotswood Inn 19/10/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Gazette www.gazetteseries.co.uk Landlords in Yate have signed up to Pub Watch, a national scheme aimed at tackling Anti-social behaviour. Yate pub watch has returned this week, with six pubs in the area signing up. The pubs involved within the initiative are Thorns Farm, The Abbotswood Inn, […]

New defibrillator for Darlington – thanks to fundraising Pubwatch scheme

20 October 2020: Story and photograph courtesy of Darlington Borough Council The fundraising efforts of local pubs in Darlington have helped to make the town safer for visitors as a new, centrally located, defibrillator is installed at the base of the iconic clock tower The installation of the life saving device comes after months of […]

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