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.

The best and easiest way that members can to keep us informed on quality in our area is via the Whatpub website.

Search for the pub name space town (without "The" or "A" in front) and then click on the Submit Beer Scores RHS of screen. Use the cursor for your score, then complete the Date of Visit, the Brewery and, finally the Beer you are scoring from the drop down box.

If the pub doesn't appear try the searching on the town and displaying on a map to identify the pub.

You will need to log in on the website, to be able to score and if you use a smart phone it will remember your login automatically, saving you time.

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.