Estate ale and Chatsworth pint glass
Two bottles of Gardener's Tap, a traditional ale brewed on the Chatsworth Estate, and a Chatsworth pint glass. Presented in a Chatsworth gift box.
Allergens present: Barley
The story behind Gardener’s Tap Ale
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.