Look outside first of all. Is it displaying a Cask Marque plaque? That’s a good start. This means that the beer in this pub is being independently and regularly tested by a Cask Marque beer inspector to make sure the beer is of the highest quality. Over 8,500 pubs in the UK display this plaque so you should find a pub near you.
You’ve probably tasted a bit of beer in your time. But have your really stopped to savour the delights of cask ale: bitter sweetness, bananas, toffee, biscuits, pineapple, lychee – they’re all there somewhere…
The brewers of Kent have joined forces for the second year running to bring a raft of green hop beers to drinkers in Kent – perfectly timed to celebrate Cask Ale Week.
There are just four ingredients in cask beer – water, malted barley, yeast and hops. It is the latter of these that are probably the least understood.
Our pub of the week this week is the spectacular Horse and Groom - a striking grade II listed building beautifully situated on Rushlake village green in the heart of the East Sussex countryside. The award winning pub absolutely oozes with history and can be dated back to 1650; it has had its current name since at least 1777.