01206 752212

1-2-1 Cellar Training

1-2-1 Cellar Training

Cellar Management Course

About our 1-2-1 Cellar Training


If you are looking for one-to-one cellar management training in the comfort of your own pub then this is the solution for you.

Prices from just £85 + VAT (£95 + VAT for non Cask Marque members)


  • One of our qualified assessors/trainers will make an appointment with you to visit at a mutually convenient time and date in your pub to train up to three people.
  • They will go through a one hour training session on how to look after cask ale from cellar to glass and will also conduct a short cellar audit, covering 10 key points in the cellar such as cooling equipment, stock rotation, cellar cooling, and glass washing.
  • Feedback will be provided as you go and a copy of the industry ‘Profit through Quality’ cellar manual will be provided.
  • A Cask Marque training certificate will also be sent out once you have completed the course.
  • You will receive a ‘Scores on the Cellar Doors’ rating, benchmarking you against the industry. We recommend this course for anyone new to the industry, or licensees who want a refresher course on cellar and bar practices.

It is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about cask ale or the equipment you are using to ensure your beer is delivered in perfect condition at the correct temperature.

For more information, email [email protected] or call the office on 01206 752212.

A maximum of three people can attend for this price.

£85 + VAT (Cask Marque accredited pubs)


£95 + VAT (Non Cask Marque pubs)

Course Content

The training covers:

  • Difference between cask and keg beer
  • Terminology (keystones, shives, hop filters, soft and hard spiles, rods, container sizes)
  • Importance of hygiene and temperature
  • What to do on delivery
  • How and when to vent the cask
  • How long the beer will take to condition
  • How to tap/rod the beer
  • Preliminary checks before beer goes on sale
  • Stock levels and range
  • How to improve yields
  • Handy troubleshooting
  • Pouring the beer to minimise wastage
  • Cooling equipment and how it work

“I found the Trainer Excellent and kept my attention throughout and it was all explained brilliantly”

Annmarie McGlynn

Psalter, Sheffield

“Thoroughly enjoyable day with a lot of good knowledge and practical well presented by trainer”

Mark Yule

Old Farmhouse