Beer Scores

If you are a CAMRA member, we want you to tell us about the quality of beer in the pubs you visit.
Follow this link to the National Beer Scoring System (Part of WhatPub):
WHATPUB to add beer scores.
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What do I need to record?

  • Your name & Membership No.
  • The date you visited the pub
  • The Name of the Pub
  • Where the pub is located
  • A score out of 5 (half scores like 2.5 may be used)
  • The name of the beer (optional)


What do the scores mean?

  1. Undrinkable. No cask ale available or so poor you have to take it back or can’t finish it.
  2. Poor. Beer that is anything from barely drinkable to drinkable with considerable resentment.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Very Good. Excellent beer in excellent condition.
  6. Perfect. Probably the best you are ever likely to find. A seasoned drinker will award this score very rarely.


Why should I bother?
By using this tool and entering your beer scores you are helping provide CAMRA at national level with real time inteligence on the pubs you visit and the quality of the beer you drink. This info is important to the campaign as a whole.

Here in the Sunderland and South Tyneside branch area it is these NBSS scores added by you & other local members that we use each year to determine the shortlist of pubs we survey for entry into the next edition of the CAMRA publication “The Good Beer Guide”. So by completing beer scores you have an influence on our GBG entries.