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Yard of Ale

Glossary of Terms

A yard of ale is a drinking vessel which measures one yard with a fluted mouth and bulbous base. First originating in 17th century England, the yard of ale was also known as the Long Glass, Cambridge Yard or Ell Glass. The yard of ale is a traditional pub game where the contestant has to drink beer or ale from the yard as quickly as possible.

How Many Pints Are In A Yard Of Ale?

The Guinness Book of World Records recognises 2.5 pints as the official volume of a yard of ale, however they can vary greatly, ranging from 2 to 5 pints.

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