Welcome To Cask Marque

The Independent Award for pubs serving great quality cask ale



Since 1997 Cask Marque has been ensuring that the cask ale you drink in pubs in the UK has been in perfect condition. Our 45 qualified assessors make over 20,000 visits to pubs each year in England, Scotland, Wales, Europe and even America 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.


CaskFinder App

The CaskFinder app from Cask Marque is free on iPhone and Android and covers 10,000 pubs selling great quality cask ale, 6000+ cask and keg beers, pump clip scanning and the world's biggest ale trail

Cask Marque Training Cask Marque Training

Cask Marque is the UK's largest provider of cellar management training. Previous and current clients include JD Wetherspoon, Mitchells & Butlers, Heineken UK, Brains, Hook Norton and many more

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Join Cask Marque Join & Get Tested

Sign up for Cask Membership online, view the benefits, request more information or read frequently asked questions about membership

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Beer of the Week

We’ve teamed up with our resident Beer Sommelier, Annabel Smith, and asked her to write about some of her favourite food and beer matches, exclusively for you. Every Friday Annabel will pick a cask ale of the week, tell you a few facts about it, and suggest some food to pair with it.

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What Cask Marque do About Cask Marque

If you think Cask Marque only visit pubs checking the quality of cask ale, then you are wrong. Cask Marque runs a grain to glass quality program as well as supporting other industry bodies and training thousands of people in how to look after beer.

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Grain to Glass Programme Grain to Glass Quality

Grain to Glass is the Cask Marque quality program, covering brewery quality audits (SALSA plus Beer), Distribution chain checks, pub cellar quality checks and beer in the glass through the Cask Marque accreditation

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Cask Matters - What's Happening in the Beer Industry