01206 752212


What happens next? 

Thank you for applying to join Cask Marque. The details you have filled in have been sent on to our new accreditations team and you should have received confirmation of your payment from Paypal.

In the next couple of working days we will email you an invoice for your records and also contact our assessor. We will ask them to contact you within 7 days to arrange a mutually convenient time to come and visit you. When there, they will assess all the cask ales you have on sale, up to a maximum of 6. Each one will be tested for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste. Each beer must score 16/20 or above. Any beer warmer than 15°C will automatically fail. The target temperature is 10-14°C.

Please note all samples must be supplied free of charge so please brief your staff in case you are unavailable.

The assessor will also carry out a Scores on the Cellar Doors audit, more of which can be seen here. We strongly suggest you download a copy of the audit form and carry out your own inspection. Although only 3 out of 5 stars are required to pass, you should be aiming to get 4 or 5 stars and receive a window sticker which only about 1/3 of Cask Marque pubs achieve.

Our assessors are there to help you improve as well as to carry out the assessments and they are happy to answer questions before or after they come to see you.

Equally if you have any questions at all please call us here in the office on 01206 752212 or email [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

The best of luck with your visit and we look forward to working with you to promote great beer quality!

Paul Nunny