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  • Ale Trail

    Become part of the World's Biggest Ale Trail using the free CaskFinder app. Every Cask Marque pub should be displaying a certificate with a QR code on it.

    Register using the app and then scan these codes. The more you scan, the more prizes you win!

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  • Free Caskfinder App

    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.

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  • The Independent Award for pubs serving great quality cask ale

    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.

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  • Find Cask Marque Pubs

    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.

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  • NOP-Survey

    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.

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  • 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.

    Cask Marque are the UK’s No 1 provider of Cellar Management Training with a team of experienced trainers passionate about getting beer quality right, first time.

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Training Courses

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.

Packed with advice, tips and hints to help you grow your beer sales and improve your beer quality, the Award in Beer and Cellar Quality course is the only nationally recognised cellar management qualification certificated by the British Institute of Innkeeping. There is a multi choice examination and for those who pass there is a Bii certificate.

Cask Marque are the UK’s No 1 provider of Cellar Management Training with a team of experienced trainers passionate about getting beer quality right, first time.

We gather feedback from all the 2,000+ delegates we train in cellar management each year and the results are shown below, of which we are very proud!

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bea-final-logo-colourThe Bar Excellence Award is an on-line induction programme designed for both new and existing bar staff.

It delivers a consistent and clear training programme for bar staff and has been designed by drinks companies, retailers, legal experts and existing bar staff and is run by Cask Marque.

The Award includes all the topics you need to know before stepping behind the bar:sky coca cola

  • Legal Compliance
  • Best practice in customer service and staff hygiene
  • Perfect Serve of all drinks categories
  • Maintenance of bar equipment

To find out more about the award visit the Bar Excellence website or watch the short video below.

Sign up and take the course at the CPL E-Learning Site

Cost: £20 + VAT per person. If you are interested in buying multiple credits for your staff to take the exam please phone Alastair on 01206 752212 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to tailor make the course and fit in specific modules based around your business then speak to Annabel Smith our training manager on 07920 058500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Getting it right in the cellar provides the foundation to the perfect pint. But the Award in Beer and Cellar Quality Course covers far more - from how beer is made to serving the perfect pint.

Cask Marque training courses are a mix of classroom based learning, practical assessments and interactive exercises and cover the following areas.

Introduction to Profit Through Quality

  • The importance of beer to your business
  • How poor quality beer can affect profi ts/customer confidence
  • The profit opportunity of serving the Perfect Pint

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  • Outline the main characteristics of each type of draught product
  • How beer is made
  • The differences between cask and keg

The Cellar Environment

  • Hygiene – rules, regulations, best practice
  • Temperature – how this can impact on draught quality
  • Stock Control – maximising yields, reducing wastage

Cask Ale Management

  • Stock management, range and throughput
  • Conditioning cask ale from delivery to serve

Keg Management

  • Stock management, range and throughput
  • Product Dispense Systems
  • Dispense Gas systems
  • Line cleaning

Glass washing and Glass care

  • Key hygiene standards for glass washing
  • Methods of glass washing

Dispense – Serving the Perfect Pint

  • Dispensing the Perfect Pint (by category cask, lager, stout, 'smooth', small pack)
  • In glass temperatures

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If you would like to book a place on a cellar management training course (ABCQ) then you can do so by either:fran-tapping-cask

  • Reserving your place(s) on a course and paying online 
  • Reserving your place(s) on a course and paying over the telephone or by cheque (we will keep your place for up to 48 hours)
  • Phoning us on 01206 752212 and reserving your place over the telephone

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Full day course per delegate: £80 + Cost of Bii exam (£16.50) = £96.50 + VAT (£115.80)

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