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Scores on the Cellar Doors

Our Scores on the Cellar Doors program is designed to help improve standards in pub cellars and recognise excellence. We carry out an 11 point audit covering stock rotation, beer line cleanliness, equipment maintenance, glasswashing cleanliness and hygiene amongst other things. A star rating is then given to the pub ranging from one to five, with four or five being considered what all good pubs ought to achieve.

There is a strong link between the condition that a cellar is kept in and the quality of actual beer in the glass and this is illustrated by the graph below, which compares Scores on the Cellar Doors results against results of our Cask Marque Beer in the Glass audits.

Scores on the Cellar Doors

Pubs aim for 4 or 5 star ratings







Benefits of Scores on the Doors to pubs (and thus customers) are:

  • Identify non-best practice
  • Recognise & acknowledge success
  • Maximise yields (+8%) and sales (+2%)
  • On site training
  • Training support with 4/5* objective
  • Benchmarking

Relationship between Beer Quality vs Cellar Quality







Companies Participating in our Scores on the Doors Scheme include:

  • Arkells
  • Bermondsey Pub Co
  • Brakspear – Managed
  • Butcombe
  • Cirrus Inns
  • Falcon (Punch)
  • Harveys – Managed
  • Haven
  • Hydes
  • Joseph Holt
  • JW Lees
  • Lancaster Brewery
  • Market Town Taverns
  • Peach Pub Company
  • Remarkable Restaurants
  • Stonegate
  • Timothy Taylor
  • Upham Brewery

Download a list of pubs with 4 or 5 star rated cellars

Other items in our grain to glass program:

Brewery Accreditation Scheme
Distribution Chain
Beer in the Glass