Yard of Ale Glasses

Summer [July 2022] Update :

Current production turnaround time is roughly two weeks (14 days). This does not include shipping time. Thank you for patience!

half yard yard
Half Yard of Ale Glass

Height: 18"
Top diameter: 4 - 4 1/2"
Bottom diameter: 3 1/2 - 4"
Maximum diameter: 4 1/2"
Holds up to 1.5 pints (24 ounces or .71 liters)

Yard of Ale Glass

Height: Approx. 
Top diameter: 4 - 4 1/2"
Bottom diameter: 4"
Maximum diameter: 4 1/2"
Holds up to 3 pints (48 ounces or 1.42 liters)

Yards and Half Yards
Each Yard Glass comes with a fitted 
wooden stand to support the glass in use or at rest.

The image at right ---->
shows an actual Yard Glass and Stand.
The stand also comes with a bridge piece, which
spans the neck near the top of the stand, which keeps the glass steady and locks it in the stand.


History of the Yard of Ale Glass

Commonly referred to as a "Coachman's Quaff," the Yard of Ale glass has a unique and distinguished place in drinking lore.

First recorded history of the glass places it in the year 1863, when this "glasse of a yard long" was first drank to toast the health of King James II.

The main use of the Yard glass, however, was for stagecoach drivers, who were able to drink from the oversized mouth of the glass while keeping both hands on the reins. Its long neck also made the glass easier to hand to him on his elevated stagecoach.

Fastest Yard Of Ale

Yard glass sculling competitions (to empty the contents of the glass the fastest) are predominant in both British and Australian culture.

Each yard glass holds about 3 pints, or 48 fluid ounces.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Peter Dowdeswell of Earls Barton, England, drank a yard of ale in 5 seconds on May 4, 1975.

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