01206 752212
Cellar Audit
Cellar Management Course

About our Cellar Audit Course

Great beer does not serve itself. This seems pretty obvious but it is amazing how many licensees believe it does.

When you buy food products at home, you would always store them in the correct place, make sure your kitchen is clean and free of pests, check their best before date, check the product before you served it to your guests and so on, but it is amazing the number of pubs we visit where basic cellar management and hygiene practices are not adhered to.

The cellar is the ‘boiler room’ of the pub. If you get your cellar management right then the chances are you will not only serve your beers in the best condition possible but also by identifying any equipment problems before they break down you will possibly be able to cut down on the number of technical service call outs you get.

So not only will you probably sell more beer, but you will also save money.


For just £70 + VAT one of our fully trained assessors will come and visit your pub at a mutually convenient time and date and will conduct a full cellar audit (normally takes 1-1.5 hours) with feedback and advice on what you can do to improve. Where else can you get one-to-one training at that price, in your own pub?

Contact Alastair Macnaught on 01206 752212 or [email protected] to discuss how we can help.

Course content


What do we check in the full cellar audit? A total of 47 items covering:

  • Cellar management
  • Cellar condition
  • Cellar dispense
  • Bar dispense

If we are able to twin in this visit with a regular Cask Marque audit it will be even cheaper. We also offer a short cellar audit as part of our Scores on the Cellar Doors program which can be utilised in conjunction with an existing Cask Marque visit and this costs just £25 + VAT. What do we check in the short cellar audit?

10 of the most important items from the full cellar audit covering:

  • Cellar equipment
  • Cellar practices
  • Bar area equipment and practises
“Useful tips passed down from more experienced people”
Bobby Van Tonder

Yates, Woking

“Educational without being boring & Patronising”
Stuart Cunningha

Yates Newcastle