Glass Bottom Tankards

In 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.

We don’t think this is a reason to buy a glass bottom tankard nowadays, but the design remains popular nevertheless. You can choose a tankard with a shilling trapped in the glass – that’s always a conversation piece.

You can also have your choice of name, message, Clan Crest or logo engraved on these Glass Bottom Tankards (but not on the glass bottom).

Would you like to design your own tankard? Our Custom Tankard Builder is the only tool you need to create your own unique 1 pint tankard. 


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