Great news for all our guests at The Colcot Arms Hotel in Barry. We've been awarded the Cask Marque - the independent accolade guaranteeing every pint of cask ale we pull is premium quality.
To win this coveted seal of approval, we had to pass two tough tests in three months by dedicated Cask Marque assessors. Arriving unannounced, they thoroughly examined all cask beers on sale for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste. And in July, we got the news our ales had passed with flying colours.
But the manager and team won't be getting complacent. To keep our Cask Marque status, The Colcot Arms Hotel must pass two more unannounced tests each year. Of course, the whole scheme is designed to guarantee you a better pint so please feedback to us.
"We love guests to tell us in person what they think of our drinks," says the manager. "But if you prefer, you can contact the not-for-profit Cask Marque organisation with your comments about our cask ales, good or bad. To stay accredited we have to act on feedback, so the scheme certainly keeps us on our toes!"