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

Widnes Pubwatch members get training to respond to stabbings

Josh Callon demonstrates bleeding control techiques as part of the Knifesavers scheme 18/9/20: Story and photographs courtesy of Runcorn & Widnes World wwwruncornandwidnesworld.co.uk STAFF at dozens of pubs in Widnes have received training on how to respond in the event of a stabbing. More than 30 establishments who are member of the Widnes PubWatch scheme […]

Chester – Pilot of new National Pubwatch window stickers

Left to right: Linda Craggs of Union Vaults, Trevor Pepper, Jenni Haken of The Boot Inn and Brad Hogan of Grosvenor Arms 16/9/20: Chester NPW Committee member Trevor Pepper traveled to Chester to pilot our new window stickers. The launch took place at a much reduced gathering of Chester Pubwatch members due to Covid-19  but […]

Practical Pubwatch

Article courtesy of Institute of Licensing Link Magazine Issue No.7 Summer 2020. Words by IoL member David Lucas Introduction I must begin by declaring a vested interest in Pubwatch, as I am the Treasurer and a member of the Committee of the Nottingham City Pubwatch scheme. In 2019, our scheme was honoured to receive the […]

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