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

Launch of Pubwatch Awards 2020 – Application process is now open

National Pubwatch is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2020 Pubwatch Awards is now open. The award which is now in its 9th year, is once again being sponsored by JD Wetherspoon. Finalists will attend a prestigious awards dinner in the House of Lords on 21st October 2020. The event is being […]

Covid-19 – Premises closure regulations

Information provided by Licensing Defence Barristers (www.licensingdefencebarristers.co.uk) The Government has now published the necessary regulations to enforce the closure of licensed premises as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 makes it a criminal offence for a “person responsible for carrying on a business” (owner, proprietor, and […]

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