Cask Ale Pubs Keeping Traditional Real Ale

It’s a mark of excellence, a good cellar man (or woman) keeping a traditional real ale pint, served with a hand-pull straight from the cask.  So why not find a great pub that serves quality cask ale? It’s best to look for pubs that are cask-marque approved.  It’s the industry term for a superior pint of beer.

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We know that keeping quality traditional cask ale is a near forgotten art. And we check that all our pubs have Cask Marque Accreditation, before we list them.  Therefore you can be assured of a quality pint when you’re searching for real ale on Great British Pubs.

In case you don’t know.  Cask ale, also known as cask-conditioned beer or real ale, is a beer that undergoes secondary fermentation in the barrel. Brewers of cask ale don’t mess about with it, they don’t filter it and they don’t pasteurise it. That’s why in the pub we use a traditional hand-operated hydraulic pump, so the beer is then drawn up from the cellar into the glass.

We love a pint of cask ale, a true part of British pub heritage. And there’s so many flavours and styles to try from dark and bitter to creamy, and with citrus fruit to chocolate elements.

For more information on the accreditation process that our pubs go through take a look at the Cask Marque website.

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