Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Beer Scoring

The pubs that appear in CAMRA's annual Good Beer Guide are selected by branches all over the country to reflect where they feel one can expect to receive a really good pint of ale.

There are various methods that members can use to keep us informed on quality in our area (all links open in a new window):

  • Beer Quality Form: download these here.
  • Beer Scoring Cards: download these here.
  • Whatpub website, for easier use! The Scoring form will be on the right, when displaying a particular pub. You will need to log in on the website, to be able to score.

The main purpose of scoring pubs is to assist branches in identifying pubs worthy of inclusion in the Good Beer Guide, so it is very important that as many members as possible score as many pubs as possible.

For reference, the suggested ratings to be used are shown below:

Score Description
0 Undrinkable. No cask ale available or so poor you have to take it back or can't finish it.
1 Poor. Beer that is anything from barely drinkable to drinkable with considerable resentment.
2 Average. Competently kept, drinkable pint but doesn't inspire in any way, not worth moving to another pub but you drink the beer without really noticing.
3 Good. Good beer in good form. You may cancel plans to move to the next pub. You want to stay for another pint and may seek out the beer again.
4 Very Good. Excellent beer in excellent condition.
5 Perfect. Probably the best you are ever likely to find. A seasoned drinker will award this score very rarely.

The more reports received, the more accurate will be the overall picture that Branches will have of beer quality in their area.