News Archive

This section features current and archived News Articles released by National Pubwatch. If you have some news you would like to see featured here please contact us.

New radio commercials from National Pubwatch

4/8/17 Need a new tool to market your Pubwatch and inform people about the importance of your scheme? National Pubwatch has produced a suite of four new radio commercials which they are making available to all UK Pubwatch schemes. The 30 second commercials can be listened to on the organisations YouTube page. If a Pubwatch […]

Pub owners confused about future of Chippenham Pubwatch

3/8/17 PUB owners in Chippenham say they have been left in the dark over the current status of the town’s Pub Watch scheme, despite the BID confirming it is still running. The scheme, which is run by licensees and the Chippenham BID, helps pubs tackle alcohol-related crime head on. However, for the past few months, […]

Police speak out in support of Pubwatch following night of pub violence in Bridport

July 26, 2017 Night of pub violence in Bridport FOLLOWING a number of incidents of violence and disorder, Bridport police are urging members of the public to drink responsibly and reminding them of the Pubwatch scheme. The organisation covers independent pubs, restaurants and brewery owned premises in Bridport, Beaminster, West Bay, Burton Bradstock and Chideock […]

Travel industry training staff to deal with terrorist incidents

The travel industry is providing training for staff working in the UK and overseas to help keep holidaymakers safe this summer. Over 23,000 employees have attended sessions, which include advice on how to spot suspicious items and activity, as well as what to do in the event of a major incident. The programme is being […]

BBPA publishes updated guide on drugs and pubs

The BBPA has today published an updated guide for licensees on the laws around drugs as well as a host of useful information on how to deal with drug use and drug users on licensed premises. Drugs and pubs: A guide to keeping a drugs free pub, is free to download here BBPA Drugs and Pubs […]


New campaign launched by drinks trade charity The Licensed Trade Charity has announced the launch of a new marketing campaign, “Time to Open Up”. The campaign will go live this week and aims to raise awareness of the free resources available to anyone working in pubs, bars and breweries, when they have a personal or […]

Four licensees receive latest National Pubwatch Star Awards

Local Shrewsbury licensee James Hitchin from the Albert Lounge has been awarded a National Pubwatch ‘Star award’ for his role as Chair of the local Pubwatch scheme. He received the award from Trevor Pepper National Pubwatch Regional Representative at Shrewsbury’s local Pubwatch meeting on Wednesday 31 May 2017. Left to right James Hitchin and Trevor […]

Crowded Space Guidance 2017

The recent terrorist attack in in and around the Borough Market area of London showed yet again that the pub and hospitality trade can find itself in the front line as a target for this type of sickening outrage. There were however some very positive stories in the media of how pub and bar staff […]

Walsall Pubwatch develops its own app.

Landlords come together to tackle bad behaviour with app Badly behaved punters are in for a rude awakening if they step out of line in any of Walsall town centre’s pubs. Walsall Pubwatch who have a new app which is being by venues in Walsall. At Poptastic in Walsall the chairman of Walsall Pub Watch […]