Available free for iPhone and Android phones, CaskFinder has been downloaded by over 80,000 people and is used over 50,000 times each month to find Cask Marque pubs selling great quality real ale.
View tasting notes for over 1,400 cask ales, brewed by over 200 British breweries, as well as details of beer festivals around the country and more.Read More
Since 1997 Cask Marque has been ensuring that the real ale you drink in pubs in the UK has been in perfect condition. Our 45 qualified assessors make over 18,000 visits to pubs in England, Scotland, Wales and even Europe to check the temperature, appearance, aroma and taste of Britain's favourite drink.
Visit a Cask Marque accredited pub and you are guaranteed to receive a great pint of cask ale.Read More
Beer is the most profitable part of your business, but do you know that 34% of customers would not return if the quality of the pint served was poor?
The Award in Beer and Cellar Quality is a Bii accredited training course and is designed to help you improve yields (by up to 7%), increase sales (3%) and decrease wastage. We have trained over 7,500 in this Bii qualification with a success rate of 95%.Read More
Find real ale pubs with our easy to use pub finder. There are over 8,000 to choose from so why not see which pubs near you are serving great quality cask ale?
You can see who owns pubs and find similar pubs from a chain, or even see what beers were on sale when we last visited. All pubs are regularly visited by our qualified assessors to ensure you are guaranteed a great pint, every time.Read More
In a recent NOP Survey, 57% of cask ale drinkers recognised the Cask Marque plaque and 62% related the sign to beer quality.
Interestingly, awareness is higher; 67% in the 21 to 44yr old category, which must in some part be due to the CaskFinder app, which is used over 60,000 times per month to find Cask Marque Pubs.Read More
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The Cask Marque scheme is operated by an independent body called Cask Marque Trust which is a limited company, limited by guarantee, and a non profit making organisation. The company is run by a management committee elected by its members. The members who pay a subscription include representatives from brewers, retailers, trade bodies and consumer groups.
Pubs that join the scheme are visited unannounced by an independent assessor twice a year. In the first year they are visited twice in the first three months and in subsequent years they are visited once in the summer and once in the winter.
The assessor checks all cask ales on sale for - temperature, appearance, aroma and taste.
If all beers reach the required standard then the pub passes and it receives a plaque, framed certificate and merchandising material to inform its customers of the award and their rights.
Consumers are encouraged to comment independently on the quality of cask ale in the pub to the Cask Marque organisation and further visits are made if required.
If you are thinking of joining Cask Marque or would like to find more read the documents below.
Cask Marque is a non-profit making independent company, limited by guarantee.
There are currently seven Non-Executive Directors made up from corporate members, both brewers and pub groups and one Executive Director. All voluntarily give up their time to support Cask Marque and the cask ale industry.
|Francis Patton||Mike Bramley||Darran Britton||Alistair Darby|
|Richard Fuller||Steve Magnall||Paul Theakston||Paul Nunny|
There are currently 45 Cask Marque Assessors, who have between them spent over 1,000 years working in the beer industry either as brewers or working on quality standards. All have had extensive taste training before joining Cask Marque and are regularly examined at Brewing Research International http://www.campden.co.uk to ensure that they are able to recognise the various flavours necessary to be a Cask Marque assessor.
To contact head office either call us on 01206 752212 or if you know who you wish to contact email them at the addresses below
|Paul Nunny||Annabel Smith||Roger Clayson||Alastair Macnaught|
|Trevor Fulcher||Angie Armitage||Pippa Mitchell||Carol Moss|
|Simon Rippingale||Natalie Smith|