Looking for great Cask Marque approved Hampshire pubs ? At Love Your Pub we work with some fantastic publicans including Thomas Giles Babb from The Blue Bell Inn Emsworth.

Thomas or “Giles” to his friends is dedicated to working with quality local artisans across his business with no exception to real ale.

Doombar is a permanent fixture to the handpull however 2 guests rotate weekly entertaining the likes of The Emsworth Brewhouse , Dark Star, Irving, Fallen Acorn, Bedlam, Suthwyk, Staggeringly Good & Arundel Brewery.

Cask Marque was formed in 1998 to address the void in beer quality  control, caused partly by the 1990 beer orders which forced breweries to sell their pubs or vice versa, and thus often their interest in the quality itself, resulting in a major concern for the industry.

It was set up by four breweries to drive up industry standards: Adnams, Greene King, Marston’s and Morlands, each providing Board members and guidance, as well as Paul Nunny, former Sales & Marketing Director at Adnams and Rupert Thompson who at the time was owner of Refresh UK.

To assess the beer quality in pubs and ensure standards are driven and maintained, our team of assessors visit the pubs in our scheme at least twice a year. During the unannounced visit, the assessor checks all the cask ales on sale for temperature, taste, appearance and aroma. All the beers must reach the required standard for the pub to pass and it then receives a plaque, framed certificate and merchandising material to inform its customers of the award and their rights. The pub then appears on the CaskFinder app for those on the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’ to visit.