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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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peter_lakinIf you have a preconception that a Cask Marque Assessor is a middle aged man with a great big beer belly who spends all his day drinking loads of beer you would be wrong!

Ok you would be right on account of the age, but you would most definitely be wrong in the case of the beer belly. As you can see from the picture, Cask Marque Assessor Peter Lakin has a svelte physique and that is because he has just cycled all the way from John O'Groats to Land's End. That equated to just over 1,000 miles in total and was completed in 20 days. Peter and his cycling partner Paul raised over £1,500 for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Peter was going to conduct some Cask Marque audits on the way, but I think common sense got the better of him and he realised that drinking beer, although fun and healthy in moderation, is not entirely conducive to extreme acts of physical exertion!

www.mirror.co.uk 24th August 2010)

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(Sunday Mail 22nd August 2010)

"For a model of industry self-regulation, look no further than the real ale business.  Supping last week at the Windsor Castle in London's Notting Hill, one top tankard in the beer trade suspected the standard of his pint and called Paul Nunny, director of the quality assurance body Cask Marque.

Within 24 hours, a Cask Marque assessor had visited the pub, checked the delivery systems, tested the ales, and, regretfully, declared them all failed. Just as rapid was the response of the pub's owner, Mitchells & Butlers, which launched an inquiry to put things right. Cheers!"