Gluggle jugs take their name from the unique noise they produce when poured, the result of air bubbles being trapped in the fish's tail when filling which 'glug's as it escapes during pouring. This delightful feature never fails to raise a smile and evoke nostalgic memories. Everyone who sees them remembers a grandpartent or great auntie having one!
Also known as glug glug or gurgle jugs, they have a long standing british history. Their production can be dated as far back as 1870s Staffordshire. The most widely known manufacturer was Dartmouth Pottery, who closed down in 2002, at which point Wade Ceramics purchased the gluggle jug mould and continue to produce them today.