Cask Marque Trust - Excellence in the service of Cask Ale.
Pubsulike is pleased to feature all of the Cask Marque Pubs in it's guide, easily identified by the Cask Marque Logo.
To find a Cask Marque accredited pub, use the Real Ale Pubfinder and specify Cask Marque as a search option. All pubs that have received the Cask Marque accreditation will have the Cask Marque Symbol showing against their Pubsulike entry.
The Cask Marque Scheme
The 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 will include representatives from brewers, retailers, trade bodies and consumer groups.
Pubs that join the scheme will be visited unannounced by an independent assessor twice a year. In the first year they will be visited twice in the first three months and in subsequent years they will be visited once in the Summer and once in the Winter.
The assessor will check all cask ales on sale for - temperature, appearance, aroma and taste. If the pub passes it receives a plaque, framed certificate and merchandising material to inform its customers of the award and their rights. The customers are encouraged to comment independently on the quality of cask ale in the pub to the Cask Marque organisation.