Introduction

Hey there, party people! Welcome to PintGlass.co.uk, the ultimate destination for all your boozy and non-boozy drinking needs. We’ve got the inside scoop on all the different types of glasses you could possibly need for your favorite beverages, all in one place!

We know it can be overwhelming to choose from our vast selection of glasses, but fear not! Once you figure out what kind of liquid courage you’re after, it becomes a lot less scary. Are you a beer lover? Wine connoisseur? Whiskey enthusiast? Or maybe you’re more of a soda sipper. Whatever your drink of choice, we’ve got a glass for that!

And let’s not forget about size, because size does matter. You can choose from a pint glass or a half pint glass, depending on how thirsty you are. The power is in your hands, my friend. So come on in, have a look around, and let’s get this party started!

How many ml in a pint glass?

1 pint = 568ml = 20oz

Do not confuse British pint with American pint. American pint is 473ml (16oz).

Listen up, folks! It’s a pint-sized law in the United Kingdom that all pubs and bars must serve their frothy brews in, you guessed it, PINTS! And to make sure they’re not trying to pull a fast one on us, they’ve got to use certified one-pint glasses with a fancy crown stamp.

Best classic pint glasses deals

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Classic Pub Style Pint Glass - Affordable!
Classic Pub Style Pint Glass - Affordable!

Wowza, hold on to your hats, folks! We’ve got a heavy-duty, top-notch, classic Pub Style Pint Glass on our hands, and it’s not gonna break the bank. This baby is a steal of a deal, offering excellent quality at a price that won’t make your wallet cry. Say goodbye to those flimsy, wimpy beer glasses that can’t handle the heat. This bad boy can handle whatever you throw at it, and then some. So if you’re looking for a trusty pint glass that won’t let you down, look no further. You can thank us later when you’re sipping on a cold one in style. Cheers!

Nonic 'No Nick' Pub Pint Glass
Nonic 'No Nick' Pub Pint Glass

Get ready to complete your home bar set up with these top-notch pint glasses. With a classic “No Nick” design featuring a soft bulge near the top, you can grip ’em like a pro without worrying about damaging the rim if you accidentally drop ’em (we won’t tell anyone).

And the best part? These bad boys have a 570ml capacity, perfect for pouring yourself a full pint of your favorite beers, lagers, ales, and ciders. That’s right, we’re talkin’ PROPER pint glasses, just like they use in the good old pubs.

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Nonic full pint glass (pub glass)
Nonic full pint glass (pub glass)

A proper pub-style glass and it’s not messing around with any of that pretentious nonsense. No silly logos, no weird shapes, no nothing subversive. Just a good quality pint glass with that perfect 6mm (that’s a quarter of an inch, for all you metric system haters out there) of extra space so you’re not sloppin’ all over the place.

So when your mates come over and want a proper drink in a proper glass, you know what to do. Whip out this bad boy and let the good times roll. Cheers to that, my friends!

Nonic personalised pint glass
Nonic personalised pint glass

We’ve got a fancy schmancy commemorative pint glass on our hands, folks! It’s perfect for those special occasions, like an 18th birthday, and it’s sturdy enough for everyday use too, so you can drink in style.

Sure, it’s a bit on the pricey side for a single pint glass (with your own personal message and font, of course), but hey, you can’t put a price on memories, right? Unless, of course, your glass arrives with a pesky scratch below your special message. But don’t you worry, it’s only a tiny scratch that’s barely noticeable, unless you’re looking for it.

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Plastic pint glass
Plastic pint glass

Listen up, party people, ’cause we’ve got a set of glasses that’s ready to get down and dirty with the family. Despite some other reviews saying they arrived broken, these bad boys were packaged up like Fort Knox and arrived without a scratch.

And let me tell you, these glasses are tough as nails. They lasted through a family weekend, multiple washes, and even a spin in the dishwasher (not the hottest setting, of course). Not a single crack to be found, just a few scratches here and there from all the action.

Perfect american pint glass (16oz)
Perfect american pint glass (16oz)

Listen up, beer lovers! This glass is legit and made for serious beer drinkers. It’s got over 100 laser-etched nucleation points that make it the perfect wine aerator… but for beer! Designed by beer scientists, it’s like a symphony for your taste buds, trapping aromatics and enhancing flavors. And if you need a gift, just throw a pair in a gift bag with a six-pack. This glassware maximizes flavor, is stackable and durable, and made in the USA. Cheers to good beer and good times, while keeping Americans working!

Conical (conique) pint glass
Conical (conique) pint glass

Lockdown can make us do crazy things, folks, like obsessing over the perfect pint glass for drinking beer at home. And not just any old glass, but a tough, no-nonsense glass that won’t chip or go cloudy in the dishwasher. Well, fear not, because these glasses are the real deal. They’re made by the brand Arcoroc, with the official “CE” PINT marking that’s fit for pubs and stamped as tempered for extra toughness. So go ahead, drink your beer with pride and show off your official pint glass. You’ve earned it, buddy!

Tall pint glass
Tall pint glass

Beer buddies, we’ve got a pint glass that’s tougher than your old Aunt Mildred. The Utopia Aspen Pint Beer Glasses are fully toughened and designed for optimum strength and breakage. And when it finally shatters, it breaks into twice as many pieces as standard glassware, so you won’t get any serious lacerations.

Plus, this glass has a modern shape and appearance that’s popular in bars, pubs, and clubs. So go ahead, drink your beer with reckless abandon and show off your super safe, super strong, and super toughened glass. Aunt Mildred would be proud!

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Tulip half pint glass
Tulip half pint glass

These glasses are a perfect fit for all your needs. They’ve got the capacity and shape you like, plus they’re sturdy enough to survive even the clumsiest of husbands. And when it’s time to clean up, just pop ’em in the dishwasher.

But hold on, why are they listed as “Multicolour” when they’re just clear? That’s a mystery for another day, I guess.

These glasses also make the perfect gift for your clumsy friends (we all have them). Even though they haven’t broken one yet, they still say these glasses are handy and useful. And the best part? They’re the perfect size! So go ahead, drink to your heart’s content and know that you’re covered with these bad boys.

Tulip pint glass
Tulip pint glass

These classic beer glasses are good quality and match up to some fancy branded ones from a brewery tour. And guess what? They’re super strong and durable, perfect for those of us who break weak glasses like it’s our job.

And get this – I dropped these bad boys on the kitchen floor and not a scratch or crack to be seen. So go ahead, drink up and don’t worry about your clumsy hands. These glasses can take a beating and still come out on top.

Best pint glasses with handle

Pint glass with handle
Pint glass with handle

Alright, folks, I’ve got a review for you about this traditional glass pint tankard set. Let me tell you, it’s a real trip down memory lane. The glass is sturdy, and it’s got these cool dimples that make it feel extra special. And the best part? It can handle hot beverages, which is perfect for those days when I need a mega pint of coffee to get me going. It’s like a cozy hug in a glass! Plus, there’s something about drinking out of a traditional pint tankard that just feels right – it’s a real nostalgia trip. And let’s not forget that it’s a great conversation starter too. No one expects to be handed a beer in a fancy tankard like this, so it’s always good fun to have a couple of these on hand. No complaints from me – it’s the perfect traditional pint tankard, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for that authentic pub feel. Cheers!

4 x Classic Beer Pint Glasses
4 x Classic Beer Pint Glasses

Hey there, guys! Let me tell you about these beer glasses that my husband has been on the hunt for. He’s looked everywhere in the local shops, but to no avail – until we found these bad boys! He was so thrilled when he got them, and I’m already planning to buy more if any breakages happen. These glasses are anything but ordinary. They’ve got a traditional dimple design with a handle, which makes you feel like a VIP while you drink. And the specs? 4.5″ tall, 3½” across the top rim, and a 2½” base diameter – talk about precise! It’s like the glass was made just for you. The only downside is that beer is not included – sorry to disappoint! All in all, if you’re on the hunt for a fancy beer glass, I’d highly recommend these. They’re a real game-changer and make you feel like you’re drinking in style. Cheers to that!

2 pint glass with handle
2 pint glass with handle

Hey, folks, let me tell you about my new favorite glass – the German Beer Stein Glass. I’m head over heels in love with this bad boy, but I have to admit, it’s a bit heavy. But let’s be real, if it’s going to hold up to your favorite beer, it’s got to have some heft to it. And the best part? It’s not just great for beer – it’s perfect for measuring your daily water intake too. Plus, since it’s made of glass, you don’t have to worry about any weird plastic flavors seeping in. Sure, it might not be the lightest glass out there, but I’d rather have a sturdy item I can trust not to break. So, if you’re looking for a glass that can handle anything you throw at it, look no further than the German Beer Stein Glass. It’s a real game-changer! Prost!

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Pint glasses info

Pint Glass History

People often wonder why we drink beer, cider and lager by the pint and where the tradition came from. The reason why old innkeepers and pub landlords served drinks in pints was down to mathematics. Pints make sense because it is a simple division of the ale’s casks from the brewery.

Beer was, and still is in the UK, measured in imperial units. In imperial units, a hogshead is 54 gallons, and a poly pin contains 36 gallons. There are eight pints to the gallon so splitting a gallon into eight pints avoids any waste ale being left at the bottom of the barrel.

Pint glasses became popular during the mid 20th century, quickly replacing traditional tankards made from pewter, ceramic and glass. Serving beer, cider and lager in glass pint glasses not only made the drinks look good but were more economical for pub landlords to buy and replace compared to ceramic tankards.

Raise a glass

When we raise a glass to toast one another, we shout ‘cheers’ and then clink our glasses together. While it is a much more satisfying experience to clink glass pint glasses together rather than ceramic or pewter tankards, the exact origins of this tradition have been lost in history.

It is thought that the custom of raising a (pint) glass to each other before drinking started with Ancient Greeks and Romans, who used to make offerings of wine to their respective gods before major celebrations to bring good luck.

The tradition of raising a glass at weddings is thought to come from this tradition to wish the new bride and groom luck for their marriage and future life together. Weddings are full of ‘toasts’, but did you know that the expression ‘to toast’ actually came from Elizabethan times when people would put a piece of toast into their wine to improve the taste.

The piece of toast soaked up some of the acidity in the poor quality wine, and it was also a sneaky way to stretch the wine budget further to lessen the wedding costs.

Pint glass shapes and styles

Pint glasses come in a wide variety of different styles. These include the conical ‘sleevers’ style that tapers by about one inch in diameter from rim to base, the Nonic pint glass that has a bulge a couple of inches below the rim, which helps you grip the glass, the jug glass or dimple mug style with a handle, and the tulip style pint glass, which is a more modern design that is taller with a flared rim.

A more recent pint glass style mimics that of a standard pint-sized beer can. This pint glass has straight, cylindrical sides with an inverted lip and base. This style is around 40 per cent lighter than a conical style pint glass because it is less prone to tipping, so it doesn’t need to have a heavy base to provide stability.

Choosing the right glass gift

With so many different styles of pint glass available, it can be as simple as choosing the one you like the look of the most to make an excellent gift. However, if you are buying for someone with a favourite tipple, think about purchasing a pint glass that will make their drink look good.

For someone that loves Guinness, for example, a glass where they can watch how the cream sticks to the glass edges will be a winner. Unlike other beers and lagers with carbon dioxide bubbles, Guinness bubbles tend to sink in a glass.

Guinness drinkers are prepared to wait a couple of extra minutes for their pint to settle in the glass before taking a sip.  As the famous slogan says, good things come to those who wait!

Nonic glasses

Nonic glass is a classic type of glass used in pubs in the UK. The glass is variation from conical design with small but noticeable difference. The glass bulges out a few centimeters from the top. The purpose of this feature is to keep the glasses apart when stored, so they do not stick together. It also protects the rim from damage (40% greater crushing strength) and helps to hold the glass. This glass has started to be popular after 1948.

Types of pint beer glasses

These glasses are mostly used in UK pubs but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy it and use it at your home. Personalised pint glasses are very popular as a gift for special occasions. What is the difference between different glasses? Usually it is all about shape and style which suppose to enhance flavour and overall experience of drinking beer. Some beer glasses are simplified and toughened to extend their lifespan which make them perfect for pubs and bars.

Nucleated glasses

This is a feature you would very often find in modern glasses. A nucleated glass features very small pits which allow gas to be better released. This helps to preserve the head of the beer. There are two types of nucleation:
– laser nucleated base which offers optimum nucleation,
– printed nucleated base which is perfect for branding.

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