Gluggle Jug

Gurgling Pitcher

A Jug That Glugs

Here’s your chance to pour like a fish and drink like a queen . . . the Queen of England that is!

The Gluggle Jug is a fish-shaped water jug that gurgles delightfully when it pours, making it both fun and functional. It’s a great conversation piece with a rich history. Gluggle jugs were first produced in the late 1800's in Staffordshire, England, and the merry glugging sound has made these a favorite among collectors for more than 100 years. And would you believe they’re even fit for royalty? Queen Elizabeth and
Prince Phillip have a pair of bespoke Gluggles that date back to 1958, and it’s rumored that Prince Charles still uses one to pour water into his scotch.

The Gluggle Jugs are now produced in Portugal to the same high quality standards. The jugs are fully glazed, dishwasher safe, and hold up to 40 ounces. The fish-shaped vessels also exhibit beautifully as decorative vases or containers.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Dick

    I'm Dick and I work for Wade Ceramics, one of the nicest companies I've ever worked for. It's impressive to work for a company that has been around so long. The Gluggle Jugs are way cool and I'm not just saying that because I work for the company. We have three of them in our kitchen and always get comments on them. When I ask a guest to pour water from one I wait in anticipation for their reaction and it never disappoints. They always get a kick out of the sound it makes (a jug 3/4 full makes the best sound). Bring one of these into your home and I know that you will enjoy being a part of a long tradition of families who enjoy their Gluggle Jugs. Let me know what questions you have!

  • Dick
    Dick – Special Guest
    9/28/2010 12:20 PM

    Great product, fun to use

  • Kate
    9/28/2010 1:52 PM

    This looks like something you would see on an Antiques Roadshow. It would be that quirky piece that you keep and pass on to the next generation. Really fun find, Grommet!

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    9/28/2010 2:07 PM

    I posted the Gluggle Jug on Daily Grommet's Facebook wall this morning and have been enjoying the comments our community has been posting. I wanted to share a few with you here too.

    -Heather S. - I have one of these. They are awesome! Great find.

    -Shelly M. - We have one and the whole family loves it!

    -Tia E. - My mother-in-law gave these to all of us as gifts. They do make a funny noise.

    -Terry B. - Anyone got their Christmas shopping done yet...I'm going to get this for some people I have on my list!!

    **I agree with Terry. I am thinking these would make unique Christmas gifts that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

    To see all the comments you can visit

  • Katie
    9/28/2010 2:21 PM

    My sister saw this and said that all Classic Pixies (organized & traditional) homemaking types want one. When I saw that it's fit even for royalty? My sister is one classic Classic and a serious anglophile. Kismet. This pitcher is so attractive that you can have it out as a piece of art, and for all the lazy types out there like myself (Organic Freedom, Smart Freedom) it's more likely that it won't get lost in my cluttered cupboards and I'll remember I have it and use it! I'm putting this on my Christmas list now.

  • Rooney White
    Rooney White
    9/28/2010 2:46 PM

    Cute Items. Customer service prompt & courteous.

    Awesome products. Love the gluggle jugs.

  • Theresa Lipari
    Theresa Lipari
    9/28/2010 2:48 PM

    It has been a pleasure working with wade ceramics. Their customer service dept. has been very responsive.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/28/2010 3:02 PM

    @Katie - you are too fun! I agree all Classic Pixies will feel a pull toward this fish. Thank you as well for the love on your blog and for helping to spread the word about great Grommets!

  • Margaret
    9/28/2010 4:46 PM

    DG -- this is disappointing! They sell this at the Christmas Tree Shop - truly.

  • joe
    9/28/2010 5:14 PM

    How tall are these pitchers?

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    9/28/2010 6:19 PM

    @Margaret. Thanks for your comment. We suspect that the Gluggle Jugs we've discovered here are different than the ones that they sell in the Christmas Tree Shop. We'll post an accurate response to your comment as soon as we know all the details. I'll be surprised and like you, disappointed if these are the same. Our Gluggle Jugs are made in Stoke-on-Trent, considered to be the home of finely crafted pottery in England. Hold tight.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/28/2010 7:06 PM

    @Barbara - the jugs are 10" tall.

  • Dick
    Dick – Special Guest
    9/28/2010 10:04 PM

    We have had reports of our Gluggle Jugs being shown on the Antiques Road Show. The concept as far as Wade has researched, has been produced since around 1850. Wade acquired the molds and rights to produce the Jugs several years ago. We did market the Jugs under the Gurgling Cods name and changed and copyrighted the Gluggle Jug name this year. We are experiencing a fabulous rebirth of the concept. All Jug product on the Daily Grommet site is made in the UK.

  • Sheila
    9/29/2010 3:20 PM

    Why do I only have blue and lt. blue offered on the drop down menu even though other colors are pictured?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/29/2010 3:37 PM

    @Sheila - Unfortunately, these are the only two colors available to ship now but I will send you a note when the other colors become available again. Thank you for stopping by!

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    9/29/2010 5:09 PM

    I wanted to report back on two Gluggle Jug related comments: @Margaret- Our contact at Wade in the United Kingdom researched your comment and reported to us that the Jugs that you mention from Christmas Tree Shops are a copy of the real Gluggle Jug and made in China.

    Also, this morning we learned that our inventory is being held at the port due to a longshoremen strike. Unfortunately we must suspend selling select colors until we complete shipping the orders we have already taken. We're monitoring this carefully and doing everything we can to replenish our stock. Thanks for being patient and if you would like to email us, we can notify you when we're shipping again.

  • Suzanne
    9/30/2010 7:44 AM

    I received a glug, glug jug from some very close friends as a thank you gift during a wonderful girls weekend. It brings joy and laughter to our table each time we use it. I appreciate the design, the color and the entertainment.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/30/2010 10:04 AM

    @Suzanne - what an endearing memento of a special weekend, thanks for sharing!

  • susan
    10/11/2010 1:33 PM

    When will the other colors be available for the Glug,glug jug?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/11/2010 2:10 PM

    @Sue - we are getting an update and will post when we have it. Thanks!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/27/2010 6:56 PM

    The Gluggle Jug is available in the remaining colors, now. Thank you for your patience surrounding these unusual circumstances!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/18/2011 12:31 PM

    This is the second time that the Gluggle Jug has been featured. With the royal wedding coming up, I wonder if the royal couple will be receiving one of their very own?

  • Liz
    4/18/2011 1:50 PM

    This in clear or colored/tinted glass would be awesome..but then the ceramic company would not be making it I guess....:P

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/18/2011 2:08 PM

    @Liz : That would be fun, but you're right, that would put it outside the realm of ceramics.

  • Barbara
    4/18/2011 3:40 PM

    On your site it states the light blue is on backorder. Is there anyway I can

    put in an order for the light blue also. It wouldn't come up when I ordered

    the dark blue. These do look like fun and I liked the Sangria idea!!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/18/2011 3:48 PM

    @Barbara Dunleavy: I will make a note to let you know when the light blue is back in-stock. Sangria reminds me of summer and anything that reminds me of summer is welcome after this very long northern winter!

  • Barbara
    4/18/2011 3:50 PM

    @Katherine Klinger: Thank you, looking forward to purchasing a couple more and yes, I am also looking forward to Summer. These pitchers sure have more than one use and great conversation piece.

  • coleen
    5/5/2011 11:32 PM

    Any info regarding toxicity? The paint? The glaze? The actual products from which they are made? What type of environmental impact there is from making them?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/5/2011 11:44 PM

    @coleen: I will check in with Dick. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Dick
    Dick – Special Guest
    5/6/2011 3:07 PM

    @coleen: All Wade products manufactured in various parts of the world are non toxic lead free and pass the prop 65 (California required)regulations.

    The rejects are crushed and re used in various parts of the manufacturing process, they are reclaimed.

    Product made for us by a Wade subcontractor in the UK is in a state of art facility adhering to the pristine UK requirements.

    Product made in Portugal and Sri Lanka follow the manufacturing plants country's requirements.

    Wade does not have any product made in backyard type factories that are not regulated. We use factories that manufacture for other industry majors.

    The jugs are made of stoneware and are glazed both outside and inside thus are non absorbent and easy to clean.

    Wade acquired the world wide manufacturing and distribution rights 12 years ago from Dartmouth the originator of the unique jug that they designed nearly 200 years ago.

  • Carrie
    5/19/2011 6:18 PM

    what size the Gluggle pot? (how many ounces?)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/19/2011 6:35 PM

    @Carrie: It is 40 fluid ounces.

  • Jo Ellen Winship
    Jo Ellen Winship
    7/26/2011 11:38 AM

    Are there any antique Gluggle jugs in existance? How long have they been made?

    I received one for my birthday yesterday and I just love it and would like to have more.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/26/2011 12:48 PM

    @Jo Ellen Winship: What a great gift! As these have been gifted to royalty, you are in good company. They have been around since the late 1800's and you can bet that there are many antique Gluggle Jugs gurgling around.

  • Joanna
    11/12/2011 8:28 PM

    Why is this priced at $40.00 when I have seen it for sale at two boutiques in the Buffalo, NY area for $25.00?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/12/2011 9:37 PM

    @Joanna: It's hard to know why any given store prices a product at a particular price, but we do try to make sure that we are competitively priced with other on-line sources. I will submit this product to our team for review to make sure our information is up to date.

  • Sophie
    12/22/2011 12:55 PM

    Hi! I am looking for a white jug in the Albany area. Are there any stores that sell them? Thanks.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/22/2011 1:56 PM

    @Sophie: We have white in-stock and you can order it from us. Not sure about any locations in your area.

  • Charlotte
    2/9/2012 5:20 PM

    I have one of these that my parents brought back from England about 30-40 years ago. I would have to check when I get home to make sure it is the same manufacturer, but mine is brown! I love it though, and it has been a great conversation piece for virtually my entire life.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    2/9/2012 6:56 PM

    @Charlotte: Thank you for stopping by to share about your enjoyment of the Gluggle Jug. It's wonderful to hear how riveting the "gurgling" continues to be at gatherings ;0)

    3/21/2012 3:54 PM

    How mundane it is to fill a glass with water from your sink, or from water in your refrigerator or to push the handle for a spigot on the outside of your refrigerator. Nothing to it. Nothing to remember. But then one buys a Gluggle Jug and fills it up for the refrigerator to cool the water and in a few hours or the next morning (in my case, in the middle of the night) you begin to pour the water and it Guggles, you can't help but smile, maybe a little laugh or maybe just a bit of fun. There you have it, it changes something that means nothing to your senses into something that tickles the senses. Now that is the way to Grab Life With Both Hands And Shake.

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