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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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Mystery Drinkers

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Over the years we have worked with many different companies doing a variety of different projects. If you would like any references or contacts to check the quality of our work please contact Alastair on 01206 752212 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cellar Audits
Barracuda, Batemans, Bay Restaurant Group, Brains, Brakspear Pub Co, Capital Pub Co, Carlsberg UK, Hall & Woodhouse, Heineken Pub Co, Hook Norton, Hydes, InBev, JW Lees, Marston’s Beer Co, Mitchells & Butlers, Palmers, Punch Pub Co, Regent Inns, St Austell, Thwaites, Town & City, Wetherspoons

Mystery Drinkers
Avebury Taverns, Carlsberg UK, Fuller’s, Greene King, Punch Pub Co, Wetherspoons

Other Drinks Checks
Coors, Greene King, Heineken UK, Mitchells & Butlers, Punch Pub Company, Wells & Young’s, Wetherspoons

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Great beer does not serve itself. This seems pretty obvious but it is amazing how many licensees believe it does. When you buy food products at home, you would always store them in the correct place, make sure your kitchen is clean and free of pests, check their best before date, check the product before you served it to your guests and so on, but it is amazing the number of pubs we visit where basic cellar management and hygiene practices are not adhered to.

The cellar is the 'boiler room' of the pub. If you get your cellar management right then the chances are you will not only serve your beers in the best condition possible but also by identifying any equipment problems before they break down you will possibly be able to cut down on the number of technical service call outs you get.

So not only will you probably sell more beer, but you will also save money.

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For just £70 + VAT one of our fully trained assessors will come and visit your pub at a mutually convenient time and date and will conduct a full cellar audit (normally takes 1-1.5 hours) with feedback and advice on what you can do to improve. Where else can you get one-to-one training at that price, in your own pub?
What do we check in the full cellar audit? A total of 47 items covering
  • Cellar management
  • Cellar condition
  • Cellar dispense
  • Bar dispense

If we are able to twin in this visit with a regular Cask Marque audit it will be even cheaper.

We also offer a short cellar audit which can be utilised in conjunction with an existing Cask Marque visit and this costs just £20 + VAT.
What do we check in the short cellar audit? 10 of the most important items from the full cellar audit covering
  • Cellar equipment
  • Cellar practices
  • Bar area equipment and practises

Mystery Drinkers

Other drinks checks

Who have we worked for?

Contact Alastair Macnaught on 01206 752212 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss how we can help.