News Archive

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Diageo DrinkIQ quiz

A simple but effective way of communicating key messages about alcohol consumption and moderate drinking can be found in an on-line training module, provided by Diageo. DrinkIQ is a simple 10 question quiz which explores some common alcohol ‘myths’. How much do you know? Take the DrinkIQ quiz  here.  

Men hurled abuse at Bangor’s Fat Cat staff after they were refused drinks

27/8/20:  Story and photograph courtesy of North Wales Live Richard James Griffiths who was barred under the Pubwatch scheme and Gino Breeze swore and threatened workers at the bar The Fat Cat bar in High Street, Bangor Two men who were abusive towards two bar workers after they were refused service have been ordered […]

New Aberdeen group aims to ‘rebuild customer confidence’

18/8/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Scottish Licensed Trade News A NEW hospitality trade group in Aberdeen is to create an assurance scheme for participating venues to reassure returning customers once venues in the city are allowed to reopen. Aberdeen was placed back into lock-down on August 5, by first minister Nicola Sturgeon after […]

Punters slammed for leaving fake details as Covid cases recorded by pubs

Landlords slam ‘totally unacceptable’ behaviour 12/8/20: Story courtesy of Derby Telegraph Pub landlords in a Derbyshire town have criticised a “small minority” of punters who found it “amusing” to provide incorrect tracking information. The Ilkeston Pubwatch scheme made the accusations after Derbyshire County Council confirmed that four people who visited some of the town’s pubs […]

Rule-breaking drinkers could be barred under new Covid-19 Pubwatch scheme

9/8/20: Story and photograph courtesy of Stoke Sentinel Quinn Reardon-Garlick has signed up 33 venues to his Covid-19 Pubwatch group.  Drinkers who refuse to abide by social distancing regulations could soon find themselves banned from every pub in North Staffordshire. Quin Reardon-Garlick, who runs non-profit culture and entertainment magazine Mark! has set up a […]

Punters banned from every pub in Bodmin for breaking social distancing rules

7/8/20 Story and photographs courtesy of Cornwall Live Landladies Emma and Shannon say there have been many challenges since they re-opened they have been overwhelmed by the support from locals Emma Dow and Shannon Joosse, landladies of the Garland Ox pub in Bodmin The landladies of a pub in Bodmin say they have had […]

Relaunch of Tadley Pubwatch

Some of the attendees 4/8/20: An indication that despite all the commercial challenges and uncertainties faced by licensees at this time, that they are still very conscious of the threat posed by the small number of troublemakers who could damage their efforts to rebuild trade. NPW Chairman Steve Baker, wearing his regional representative hat for […]