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  • Ale Trail

    Become part of the World's Biggest Ale Trail using the free CaskFinder app. Every Cask Marque pub should be displaying a certificate with a QR code on it.

    Register using the app and then scan these codes. The more you scan, the more prizes you win!

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  • Free Caskfinder App

    Available free for iPhone and Android phones, CaskFinder has been downloaded by over 80,000 people and is used over 50,000 times each month to find Cask Marque pubs selling great quality real ale. 

    View tasting notes for over 1,400 cask ales, brewed by over 200 British breweries, as well as details of beer festivals around the country and more.

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  • The Independent Award for pubs serving great quality cask ale

    Since 1997 Cask Marque has been ensuring that the real ale you drink in pubs in the UK has been in perfect condition. Our 45 qualified assessors make over 18,000 visits to pubs in England, Scotland, Wales and even Europe to check the temperature, appearance, aroma and taste of Britain's favourite drink.

    Visit a Cask Marque accredited pub and you are guaranteed to receive a great pint of cask ale.

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  • Find Cask Marque Pubs

    Find real ale pubs with our easy to use pub finder. There are over 8,000 to choose from so why not see which pubs near you are serving great quality cask ale?

    You can see who owns pubs and find similar pubs from a chain, or even see what beers were on sale when we last visited. All pubs are regularly visited by our qualified assessors to ensure you are guaranteed a great pint, every time.

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  • NOP-Survey

    In a recent NOP Survey, 57% of cask ale drinkers recognised the Cask Marque plaque and 62% related the sign to beer quality.

    Interestingly, awareness is higher; 67% in the 21 to 44yr old category, which must in some part be due to the CaskFinder app, which is used over 60,000 times per month to find Cask Marque Pubs.

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  • Beer is the most profitable part of your business, but do you know that 34% of customers would not return if the quality of the pint served was poor?

    The Award in Beer and Cellar Quality is a Bii accredited training course and is designed to help you improve yields (by up to 7%), increase sales (3%) and decrease wastage.

    Cask Marque are the UK’s No 1 provider of Cellar Management Training with a team of experienced trainers passionate about getting beer quality right, first time.

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Cask Marque Award

The Cask Marque scheme is operated by an independent body called Cask Marque Trust which is a limited company, limited by guarantee, and a non profit making organisation.

There are currently seven Non-Executive Directors made up from corporate members, both brewers and pub groups and one Executive Director. All voluntarily give up their time to support Cask Marque and the cask ale industry.

discoveryDownload our information pack which tells you all you need to know about how to join Cask Marque.

Cask Marque at a glance is a summary of who we are, what we do and how we operate.

Cask Marque is supported by many companies in the industry who are interested in improving beer quality in pubs. A list of our corporate members can be seen here.

Find out how Cask Marque can benefit your business.

Read some case studies on how pubs have used Cask Marque to increase sales of cask beer in their pubs.

View the point of sale materials which pubs receive when they join Cask Marque.

Apply for or renew your membership online. We understand that phoning during the day is not always convenient so why not renew or apply for membership online, any time of the day?



sat-nav-with-plaqueYou can now download all Cask Marque Accredited pubs to your sat nav system FREE OF CHARGE, so you can enjoy the perfect pint wherever you are in the country. Because there are so many sat nav systems we have provided the necessary files, but you will need to check your manufacturer's guidelines on how to install the files to make them appear as 'Points of Interest'.

**Last updated 16th May 2014**

How to install for Tom Tom: Or read here the official Tom Tom guide.

For some modern Tom Toms you may need to read this guide to adding/removing 3rd party POI files

  1. Save the Zip file below onto your computer by left clicking the following File : caskmarque.ov2 and caskmarque.bmp - Download File
  2. Double click the zip file and save the contained files to your computer
  3. Connect your sat nav to your computer, open up My Computer, then open up the TomTom directory
  4. Open the Great Britain Map folder* and copy and paste the 2 files from your computer into this folder
  5. You are now ready to use the Points of Interest files

 *Note that different models of Tom Toms will have different names for the Great Britain Map folder, but they should be similar.

How to install on a Garmin Sat Nav

Read instructions on how to install on a Garmin Sat Nav.

How to install on a Navman Sat Nav

Read instructions on how to install on a Navman Sat Nav. Thanks to Ian Cosford for these instructions.

How to install on other sat nav systems

Please consult the manufacturer’s website or read your manual for instructions on how to install these files to your sat nav. Depending on which model you have, you will need to download either the following CSV data file or the OV2 data file. You will also need the BMP file to bring up the Cask Marque logo on your sat nav:

Download Either:

Should you come across any incorrect co-ordinates please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the files will be updated. Or let me know if you know which files different types of sat navs use which are not listed below.

Tom Tom - OV2 file, Garmin - CSV file, Navman - CSV file.

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