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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


All the information you will need on how to become part of Cask Marque is available to download here or to view on the pages below. If however, you have any questions at all or would like to discuss possible sponsors then please call the office on 01206 752212 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we would be delighted to answer any questions you might have.

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Further Information



Who are Cask Marque?

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Cask Marque is an independent non profit making organisation set up to improve the quality of cask beer in pubs. This is done by highlighting the importance of beer quality to licensees, brewers and pub owners and encouraging pubs to gain an accreditation. If you are interested in joining click here.

To gain this accreditation a qualified assessor visits the pub unannounced on at least two occasions and samples all the cask beers on sale. If the quality reaches our required standards then they gain the award and we will promote the pub to the public as an outlet where you are guaranteed a great pint of cask beer.

What do we do?
There are three areas to Cask Marque
  1. The main focus is the accreditation scheme and promoting Cask Marque pubs
  2. We carry out a variety of auditing tasks for brewers and pub owners, checking the quality of cask beer and other drinks in the pub and auditing cellars to ensure best practice and health and safety are being adhered to
  3. In 2011 we carried out 287 1-day courses in cellar management training allowing those in the industry to be correctly trained in all aspects of cellar management. There is a Bii accredited exam associated with this called the ABCQ (Award in Beer & Cellar Quality).
What else do we get involved in?
As well as the work we carry out above we also support a number of different companies, organisations and initiatives within the industry. These include:

Contact us?
If you have any questions about what we do or how we operate we would be pleased to speak to you or receive your email.

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Cask Marque is supported by many companies in the brewing industry. Sponsors support their pubs or customers by sponsoring them to try and gain Cask Marque Accreditation. Should they fail an inspection then the sponsor will provide advice on how to remedy the problem.

Below are the companies which are currently Cask Marque sponsors. If you stock beers from or are owned by the companies there is a possibility they will sponsor you. All sponsorship must be agreed with the brewers/pub owners but can often be done via Cask Marque. Call us on 01206 752212 for more information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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 Cask Marque also has a number of Associate Members. We are pleased to work alongside these companies to help promote beer quality.






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