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

Guidance for the Euro 21 tournament

The BBPA, alongside the British Institute of Innkeeping, UKHospitality, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Local Government Association (LGA), has developed guidance for licensees screening the Euro 2020 tournament. Euro 2020 (still named as such despite being held in 2021) is a major opportunity to attract customers who want to watch live matches […]

Re-opening your business? Information from Bank of England

As we re-open for business, operators will be involved in an incredible amount of work to make their venues safe. The Bank of England are issuing a timely reminder about the importance of refreshing staff awareness on how to check bank notes. They can provide you with a range of materials to make training easy; […]

All hands to the pump – Resource for the pub and hospitality trade

National Pubwatch is pleased to be able to support the new ‘All hands to the pump’ initiative. Good practice schemes have come together to provide a resource for the pub and hospitality trade as it prepares for re-opening. The website www.allhandstothepump.com brings together free materials from a number of organisations which includes several National Pubwatch […]

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