Pubs owned and managed by Manchester brewer and pub operator Hydes are currently topping the table in terms of beer quality and cellar management.
Cask Marque, the national independent award for pubs serving great quality cask beers, has confirmed that Hydes currently has the highest proportion of five-star awards within their Scores on the Cellar Doors programme of all UK pub groups, participating in the scheme.
The Cask Marque programme rates pubs on an array of criteria including cellar temperature, cleanliness of beer lines, condition and cleanliness of glassware and glasswashers and stock rotation.
Chris Hopkins, Hydes Managing Director said: “We have been a proud brewer of ales for over 150 years and the quality of our beers is of paramount importance. We want customers to taste our brands at their very best, so we work hard to ensure that our staff are knowledgeable, our cellars are in top condition, our beers are correctly conditioned and are served perfectly in all our pubs. We are therefore delighted that Cask Marque, a respected and independent national organisation, has awarded so many five-star ratings to our pubs. Looking after cask ale requires high standards and a lot of hard work, so it is a tribute to the management and staff in Hydes pubs that we have come out as the best in the UK”
Hydes was founded in 1863 and is an independent brewery based in Media City UK, Salford. It is dedicated to the production of cask and craft ales, which are distributed throughout its estate of 55 managed and tenanted houses, free trade independent customers, wholesalers and pub groups across the North of England and North Wales.