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Improving Beer Quality in Pubs

Since 1997 Cask Marque has been ensuring that the cask ale you drink in pubs is in perfect condition. Each year our 50 qualified assessors make over 20,000 visits to pubs in England, Scotland, Wales, Europe and even the U.S to check the temperature, appearance, aroma and taste of Britain’s favourite drink.

Use our free Caskfinder App and you are guaranteed to receive a great pint of cask ale.



  • 1. Simon Barton4388 scans
  • 2. Alison Graham4356 scans
  • 3. John Graham4356 scans
  • 4. Mick Allen4330 scans
  • 5. Glynn Hemingway4186 scans
  • 6. Keith Bunyan3795 scans
  • 7. Paul Carter3780 scans
  • 8. Paul Flint3275 scans
  • 9. Carl Griffin3064 scans
  • 10. Sam Compton3049 scans

TOP 10 ALES – voted by you

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From our blog

Ale Enthusiasts bound together by Cask Marque Ale Trail

A group of ale enthusiasts brought together by Cask Marque’s ‘Ale Trail’ have forged a firm friendship after becoming Ale Ambassadors for the brand.

Drinkers are awarded ‘Ale Ambassador’ status by Cask Marque when they scan 500 or more Cask Marque certificates, using the Caskfinder app. Caskfinder users are encouraged to seek out the certificate in Cask Marque accredited pubs...

BBPA Annual Dinner Award Winners Announced

St Austell Brewery, Joseph Holt, S.A. Brain, Molson Coors and Ian Payne MBE scooped up the honours at this year’s British Beer & Pub Association Annual Awards, presented at the BBPA’s Annual Dinner in London; a celebration of Britain’s beer and pub industry.   

The awards, which have been run by the BBPA for the...

Cloudwater Brewery returns to Cask

Cloudwater Brewery announced last week that it was bringing back production of cask beer. The brewery had chosen to dispense with cask a couple of years ago and instead to concentrate on keg, in a move that was widely debated in the beer industry.

The brewery revealed however that dropping cask had "removed ourselves from conversations about what cask beer...

Nicholsons Pubs Launch Autumn Showcase

Nicholson’s Pubs have announced the launch of their third annual Autumn Beer Showcase, a month-long event championing all things beer. Running from 24th September to 4th November, it will allow hop heads and guests the chance to try some of Britain’s best brews with over 40 special ales and craft beers on offer.

Guests will spot a wide and thirst-quenching...

Formation of ‘Independent Brewers of Europe’

The independent craft brewing associations of nine European countries have announced successful discussions towards the formation of a new body, the Independent Brewers of Europe (IBE), whose aim is to work together to promote and advance the mutual interests of their members with the European institutions and media. Bodies from France, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, Netherlands and the...

Cask Report 2018-19

Download the Cask Report 2018-19 and read about the action plan to tackle cask's decline in sales.

One of the key points in the report is TEMPERATURE

Research found that 85% of licensees interviewed say they take pride in cask ale and getting it right.

Yet 69% of pubs are serving cask ale at over 13 degrees centigrade during the...

Fit to Fill Glassware

The quality of beer may be perfect in the cellar, but the glass it goes into can severely compromise that quality.

Cask Marque research has shown that 37% of pubs had glasses behind the bar which weren’t ‘fit to fill’ resulting in fobbing, flat, and poorly presented beer – all affecting yields.

Cask Marque’s Top Ten Tips to...

St Austell unveils new pump clip designs

St Austell Brewery has unveiled new pump clip designs for flagship brands, Tribute Cornish Pale Ale and Proper Job IPA. The clips will launch in pubs nationwide from this week.

Designed to define the strong, individual characteristics of both award-winning cask ales, the clips have a close synergy with the brands’ bottled versions following a complete re-design in summer 2017....

Hogs Back Hop Party

Hogs Back Brewery celebrated its fourth annual hop harvest with a party for more than 1000 residents, families, friends and members of the Tongham TEA Club. Despite rainfall on the day, spirits were high among the guests enjoying live music, a Kids Zone, street food, and of course plenty of Hogs Back beers -  including Green TEA, made with freshly...

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