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.

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 […]

Have your key staff registered for EU Settled Status?

25/3/21: Institute of Licensing seminar reminds delegates that if pub and hospitality staff are EU Nationals that they need to register with the EU Settlement Scheme before 30th June. Visit the Government website for information here. This is particularly important for those that are Personal Licence Holders as if they don’t register, the entitlement to work […]

Free Reopening & Recovery Webinars

Please see below a series of free reopening and recovery webinars organised by Best Bar None, the Institute of Licensing, National Pubwatch, Purple Flag and other industry partners and featuring expert speakers from the trade associations and Home Office plus licensing, environmental health, HR and recruitment professionals, hospitality training experts and operators of licensed premises. […]

Women’s Night Safety Charter

National Pubwatch has signed up to the Women’s Night Safety Charter, which is a London wide response to the fact that too many women feel unsafe when travelling, working or going out for the night. Organisations supporting the Charter pledge to demonstrate to staff and customers that they seriously the issue of women’s safety. The […]

Showing live sports in your pub or bar

The match schedule for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament is due to re-commence on 11 June 2021. England are playing Croatia on 13 June. It is obviously still too early to say if the showing of live sports in pubs or bars will be permitted. However, if lockdown conditions are relaxed, its unlikely that licensees […]

Recognising excellence – National Pubwatch

Article written by Michelle Perrett for Institute of Licensing LINK magazine issue No.9 Winter 2021 National Pubwatch believes that recognising individuals and groups that have gone ‘above and beyond’ to help ensure a safe licensed trade is even more crucial this year as the industry faces its greatest ever challenge with the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite […]

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 […]

Pontypool dad and sons jailed over ‘outrageous’ pub attack

From left to right, Reuben Edwards, Leonard Edwards and Nino Edwards  17/11/20: Story and photographs courtesy of South Wales Argus www.southwalesargus.co.uk A FATHER and his two sons who launched an “outrageous” attack on a pub landlord, his bar staff and customers on New Year’s Day have been jailed. Reuben Edwards, 49, Leonard Edwards, 22, and […]