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Cask Marque Membership


The ‘Cask Marque’ is an award for pubs that serve great quality cask ale.

Cask Marque is an independent company funded by brewers, pub groups and trade bodies (see below) with the aim of improving beer quality through an accreditation scheme.

Qualified assessors make over 16,000 visits a year to over 8,000 pubs which hold the award. They test for temperature (the beer should be between 10 and 14 °C), appearance, aroma and taste. All beers must make the grade to pass the visit.

Accredited pubs are then promoted through the CaskFinder AppCaskFinder Online, as well as the plaque and point of sale at the pub. Research for the 2017 Cask Report identified that 77% of beer drinkers recognised the Cask Marque plaque as a badge of quality.

It’s a great way of getting more people into your pub
Kathryn Longden

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Independent accreditation

Cask Marque plaque

Framed certificate

Point of sale materials

Random inspections

  Pub profile on cask-marque.co.uk and the Cask Finder app

Pub featured on Cask Marque sat nav

Access to cellar management training

Regular newsletters


Cask Marque is supported by many companies in the brewing industry. Sponsors support their pubs or customers by sponsoring them in order to gain Cask Marque Accreditation.

Below are current Cask Marque sponsors; if you stock beers from, or are owned by, one of the following, there is a possibility they will sponsor you. All sponsorship must be agreed with the brewer or pub company, though we may be able to assist in requesting permission. For more information, please call us on 01206 890757 or email [email protected].

butcombe brewing co.