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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.



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  • 2. Alison Graham4356 scans
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How do Pubs get Accredited?

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From our blog

What’s Behind The Plaque?

Below is an introduction to Cask Marque that was written for Ale Cry - CAMRA's Central Lancashire Branch free magazine.

The Cask Marque plaque adorns pubs up and down the country and is a sign of great beer in each one. Have you ever wondered what a pub has to do to earn their accreditation and respected plaque? And indeed, who...

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Kicks Off This Friday!

The inaugural Brighton & Hove Beer Week kicks off this Friday (24th August). With more than sixty events taking place across thirty venues throughout the ten-day period, it looks set to be the biggest celebration of beer and brewing the city has ever seen.



The week, which runs from Friday 24 August – Sunday 2 September, features tours,...

Quality Report

Ask any licensee what the benefit of doing regular staff training is and you’ll get a range of answers: guest satisfaction, a motivated team, staff retention, and better brand quality. But staff training is not just about the feel good factor. Investing in training has a massive commercial impact, by reducing wastage, improving yield and increasing sales.

This has clearly...

How To Match Beer and Food

It would be wrong to say beer is better with food than wine, or wine is better than beer. They just do completely different things: the carbonation in beer can act as a palate cleanser, spritzy hoppy beers can cool the heat of fiery chillies, and malty beers complement most cheeses and roast meats.  No other drink has as much...

Robinsons Launch ‘Best In Glass’ Scheme in Relentless Quest For Beer Quality

T he 180-year-old Stockport-based family brewers, ROBINSONS, have launched a new quality assurance scheme – ‘Best in Glass’ – in a quest to improve beer quality across their 260-strong tenanted and managed pub estate.
For the first time this new initiative will seamlessly knit together Robinsons annual beer quality audit, Cask Marque audits, training records and Vianet data...

How To Promote Your Beer And Pub On Social Media

Pubs rely on word-of-mouth promotion to get people through the door and buying their beers. Increasingly, this form of promotion is taking place on social media, where users are telling the world about their night out and ‘checking themselves in’ to a pub online.

It’s now, therefore, becoming increasingly vital that pubs use social media in their favour to build...

Time For A Beer Spring Clean?

Most successful businesses give themselves a health check at least once a year to make sure they are maximising profits, reducing wastage, motivating staff and generally running their company with efficiency. Pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants are no different – a general review of practices and premises is a good way to unravel any bad practices or behaviours. So the...

Majority Of Consumers Prefer To Drink Local

The majority of real ale consumers value independently owned breweries, with nearly three out of four (74%) ale drinkers who expressed an opinion saying they are concerned that small independent breweries are being bought by larger multinational drinks companies in the UK, according to new research conducted by YouGov.

The respondents expressed further concern...

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