Gardener's Tap ale
Our most popular ale, Gardener's Tap, is traditionally brewed on the Estate.
500ml, ABV 5%
Allergens present: Barley
The story behind Gardener’s Tap
When James Paine built the Chatsworth stables in the 1760s, a brewery was included. Rather than carry the barrels to the house cellar, a lead pipe was sunk from the brew house through the garden to the cellar.
In the 1950s, it was decided to uproot the lead pipe for the salvage value. When tracing it through the first Duke’s greenhouse, it was found that the gardeners had tapped into it! When ale was flowing down the pipe, the brewers would tip the wink to the gardeners so they could ‘borrow’ the odd pint or two.
Gardener's Tap is still brewed to an original recipe by Peak Ales, a brewery on the Chatsworth Estate. View the Peak Ales collection.