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An Award for Pubs with Great Ale


Cask Marque is an award for pubs which 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 20,000 visits a year to over 10,000 pubs which hold the award. They test for temperature (to score full marks the beer should be between 10 – 14 degrees), appearance, aroma and taste. All beers must make the grade to pass the visit.

Accredited pubs are then promoted through the CaskFinder App, CaskFinder Online and through the plaque and point of sale at the pub. Recent independent research for the Cask Report 2019-20 identified that 77% of beer drinkers recognised the Cask Marque plaque as a badge of quality.

Grain to Glass

SALSA plus Beer
Distributor Charter
Beer & Cellar Hygiene Audit

Beer school

Accredited training for Cellar Management
Online Courses

Cask Marque Membership

  • Independent accreditation
  • Cask Marque plaque
  • Framed certificate
  • Point of sale materials
  • Unannounced inspections
  • Pub profile on Cask Finder app
  • Pub to appear on the World’s Biggest Ale Trail
  • Access to preferential training rates
  • 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.