World Cup 2022 guidance for pubs

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is a major opportunity to attract customers who want to watch live matches in the great atmosphere provided by pubs.

For the first time, the tournament will be played in the winter, with matches planned during November and December, culminating in the final on 18th December.

If you are planning to show World Cup 2022 games in your pub this winter, you may well already have management practices in place to deal with any issues that arise. If not, the advice below is intended to be helpful, concise guidance to ensure that you have busy and successful events over the tournament. This guide has been produced by the BBPA in partnership with UKHospitality, the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), the Local Government Association and the National Police Chiefs’ Council with the aim to encourage police, licensing authorities and the licensed trade to work together to ensure a safe and successful tournament.

It is also supported by the Institute of Licensing, National PubWatch, Best Bar None and the National Association of Licensing Enforcement
Officers (NALEO).

Read the guidance.