We know our PubWatch is good, but it’s great to hear it called the best in London. Islington’s Licensing officer Kevin Blenkinsopp said recently that according to the Met, we’re the ‘model PubWatch group for London.’

 Representing all the 38 licensed premises in the BID (and three outside the area who have joined the BID voluntarily so they can be part of it) we are a support and communication forum for pubs, bars, police and Islington Council working together towards a safe and enjoyable night time economy.

We are delighted crime is down and that we have been awarded Purple Flag for the third year running.

Says PubWatch chair Patrick Donnelly, who owns Slim Jim’s bar: “Three years ago I could see how bar operators in other boroughs were doing a better job than Angel at staying in touch with each other and sharing ideas. So with the help of the Angel BID I decided to canvas all the premises with the idea of setting up a PubWatch, which I am pleased to chair.

“This year I plan to keep attendance up at the monthly meetings and encourage the many new premises to attend regularly.”