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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

National Pubwatch chair Steve Baker receives OBE in New Year’s Honours List

National Pubwatch chair Steve Baker has been honoured with an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his services to reducing crime and improving safety in licensed premises. He has played an influential role in National Pubwatch, the voluntary organisation that now supports over 800 local Pubwatches across the UK, since its creation over […]

Report the crime: Protect your pub

8/12/20: We are pleased to release our latest short film, which is about the importance of reporting crime to the police. We all know the damage that crime and anti-social behaviour can have on the pub and hospitality trade. For various reasons not all crime is reported; but if you don’t notify the police, how […]

Screening live sports in your pub or bar – new film from National Pubwatch

20/11/20: We are pleased to release the latest National Pubwatch film The end of Covid-19 restrictions may appear to be a long way off, but hopefully in the not too distant future the pub and hospitality trade will once again be able to open its doors to customers wishing to experience the big screen atmosphere […]

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