There are ten stages in all to designing your tankard. With each click you see which options are available at that stage. Start by clicking on each of the Tankard Shapes just to see how the choices of Tankard Style in Step 2 change. You’ll see that at each stage, selecting one particular feature affects the choices at the next stage. Follow this procedure throughout the stages as you see which choices are available.
At the next stage, Tankard Trim, you can add Brass Trim to give a touch of gold contrast colour to the top of your tankard.
Follow this with a choice of Tankard Handle – and yes, you can have up to four handles on one tankard, each one a different design. We’re not sure why you’d want four handles on a tankard, but it’s up to you! Or you can have a tankard with no handle at all. That’s what customising your design means – you can be original, without any ‘oh, you can’t have that!’.
Tankard Base choice is next. Some tankards can have a glass base. If you choose a glass bottom for your tankard, you then have the option to have a real shilling trapped inside the glass. This custom dates back to the 18th century. If a young man went drinking in a tavern near the docks, when he got to the bottom of his drink, he might find that he had unwittingly ‘taken the King’s shilling’. He would then be marched off to the navy by the waiting press gangs. Landlords then began to use glass bottom tankards so that their customers could be reassured that they would see any unwelcome objects slipped into their ale.
Your design is now almost completed. Choosing the Tankard Finish for the pewter is next. The Standard Finish is polished and makes your tankard shiny like silver. The alternative is Satin Finish, also known as antique finish, as it gives your tankard the look of pewter from bygone days.
Your last decision depends on whether your design can have a lid, and if so, your choices will appear here in Tankard Lid choices. As the lids fit the tankards properly, The ‘Small’ in the Small Lid refers to the depth of the lid, not the diameter, and so the Big Lid is the same diameter, but is deeper.
If you are designing your tankard for a gift, you may want to add a Tankard Presentation Box at this point. Of course, all our tankards are delivered in a box anyway, so you only need the presentation box if you want the tankard to be displayed, or you’re presenting it as a special gift.
Our full Text and Image Engraving options are also available on our Custom Tankard Builder.
We’re sure you have had a great time designing your own tankard. Now those clever pewter craftsmen in Sheffield will produce it for you and it will be dispatched to you in around 5 – 7 working days (plus a couple more if you’re having it engraved). Isn’t that fantastic!
1 pint capacity
Handmade from lead-free pewter by renowned pewter manufacturers to the highest standards
Fully customisable tankard
Dimensions: Height: 125mm, Diameter (base): 115mm
Comes boxed with an optional presentation box
This tankard is made to an accurate size which allows it to carry an official government stamp for use in licensed premises. Additional costs and restrictions for this apply please contact us for further details.
Made in Sheffield, UK
Engraved with our computer controlled diamond tipped engraving machine
Good choice of fonts for text engraving, or supply your own in .ttf format
Personal logos can be engraved if you send us suitably clear graphics
Read full details on our Engraving Information page
Perfect Product, Professional Service Review by Marlene Thian
The original message about writing a review preceded arrival of the tankard. I emailed Customer Service and received a very nice reply about date of shipment and possible delay due to time of year. Fortunately, another email came yesterday to check on the status and I replied with this information: "It arrived on New Year’s Eve day! I’ve been looking for a tankard since my original one was damaged in 2005 from Hurricane Katrina. I kept it for sentimental reasons until I could find a replacement. That said, my new tankard is absolutely perfect and exceeds my expectations. Thank you for the follow-up." I truly appreciate not only the amazing product but also the dedicated Customer Service.
(Posted on 05/01/2017)
Great job adapting my image Review by Niklas
Quality seems great (time will tell). I have an intricate image on one side of the tankard. I played around with the vector to try and simplify it a bit, but realized I didn't know how fine of detail the engraving could be. So, I ordered my tankard using the original, unmodified image. The result looks great, and whoever got the vector file ready for engraving did a great job.
Customer service and shipping were great, very fast (considering I am not in the UK) (Posted on 11/10/2016)
Amazing Review by Brendan
If you're putting off buying one, DON"T! The craftsmanship is exquisite and the finished product is everything that I had imagined, visually perfect and a great conversation starter. Definitely going to order something again.
Thank you again for the outstanding work and effort. (Posted on 08/09/2016)
Very Happy Review by Iain Shortt
- Extremely happy with the finished product. Very easy to create the tankard you want. Very good customer service and fast shipping. (Posted on 03/05/2016)
Stunning! Review by Ian
- An excellent and totally unique custom built 18th Birthday Commemorative Tankard which was much admired and appreciated, and duly christened! (Posted on 04/01/2016)
EXCELLENT PRODUCT & SERVICE Review by PAT CLARKE
- A custom tankard arrived very quickly & the recipient is delighted with it (Posted on 27/12/2015)
Brilliant service and very helpful staff Review by Jeremy McMahon
- I used the custom tankard builder which was very easy to use and gave me the exact tankard I wanted. I was also able to get a logo engraved on it which came out exactly as I hoped. I can't fault anything about this company as the staff were extremely helpful, the product is just what I wanted and the delivery was very quick to Ireland. I would have no problem recommending this service to friends, family or anyone else and I will definitely be using it again (Posted on 10/12/2015)
Great Product Review by Ryan
- Ordered a custom tankard as a present. Arrived quickly, came exactly as ordered and looked fantastic. (Posted on 22/06/2015)
Happy customer Review by Hannah Hughes
- Pleased with the speed of delivery and the attention to detail of the product as it was exactly as I ordered and finished to a high standard. (Posted on 04/03/2015)
Perfect Review by Robert
- Custom tankard for a retiring colleague. Arrived in four days even by standard delivery, exactly to specification. A quality product at a reasonable price and with first class service and delivery - couldn't have asked for more. (Posted on 26/04/2014)
Easy navigation through site and beautiful product Review by Debbie Chisholm
I just received a custom tankard I ordered just a week ago and I live in western Canada! I ordered early as I was worried about it arriving on time for my husband's birthday two months away.
What a beautiful, unique product - I absolutely love it and can't wait to see the look on my husband's face when I give it to him.
The service was great, communication clear and reassuring - honestly couldn't have asked for more. I will definitely be a repeat customer. (Posted on 20/02/2014)
Quality products, coupled with a first class service, always produces happy customers Review by David Hills
Why would anyone buy an "off the peg" tankard for a special occasion when they can get exactly what they want from buyatankard.com!!! The quality and attention to detail is superb. I am extremely happy with mine and would recommend this Company to all my friends and family.
The speed of service is also worthy of note.
Well done to you all. (Posted on 15/01/2014)
Excellent (but not perfect!) Review by Valerio
This level of customisation is what I was looking for! Maybe you should consider improving the logos (e.g.: adding something from Norse mythology) or a bit more handle types...
By the way... I LOVE my personal tankard! XD
Edited by buyatankard.com:
Please note you can upload your own image if we don't have it on file.
(Posted on 03/08/2013)