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War Of The Roses Leather Tankards & Jacks


Product Description

The War of the Roses refers to various conflicts between 1455 and 1485 between the House of York, the white rose, and the House of Lancaster, the red rose, both having originated from the Plantagenet dynasty.

Wars between the Houses continued from the reign of Henry Vl through that of Edward lV to the time of Richard lll when, in 1485, Yorkist Richard was defeated at the Battle of Bosworth Field by Lancastrian Henry Tudor who later married Elizabeth of York, thus uniting both Houses hence the Tudor Rose, an amalgamation of both emblems, and the commencement of the Tudor period.

More information regarding The War of the Roses and these heraldic symbols is available in the links below

The War of the Roses here

The White Rose, the House of York here

The Red Rose, the House of Lancaster here

Finally The Tudor Rose here

All our beer tankards and jacks are handmade from natural materials which can never be consistent in colour. Whilst every endeavour is made to control colour consistency, each item is offered as an individual piece. However, it will always be the actual colour ordered.

If you would prefer a personalised beer tankard or jack, please do use the “Add Personalisation” option above.  More information regarding personalisation can be found here.

Historically, leather tankards were lined with either boiled Resin of the birch tree, Brewer’s Pitch, or Beeswax. Our full grain leather tankards and jacks are lined with an epoxy resin to echo the historic use of resin whilst having the visual appearance of Brewer’s pitch. The resin we use is fully certified for use in both the food and alcohol industries.

Click here for more information within the Internal Lining section of our facts page.

All three hand carved designs are available on both jack and tankard body shapes with an approximate capacity of one pint. 

Capacity of Yorkshire Rose  Jack or Tankard One pint - Approximately.

Capacity of Tudor Rose  Jack or Tankard One pint - Approximately.

Capacity of Lancashire Rose Jack or Tankard One pint - Approximately.

Height: 15 cm


In the run up to Christmas we have a large stock of our hand carved items. However, as we are now attending York Christmas Market until 22rd December 2023, we will be unable to make any more carved stock before Christmas.

We will mark items as “out of stock” as we go along.

If you wish to check on stock levels before placing an order, you may contact us here.

EU Delivery

Due to Brexit restrictions, we unfortunately have had to suspend delivery to countries within the EU.

Facts about our Leather Drinking Vessels

  • Hidebound leather drinking vessels are water, or beer, proofed and intended for use with cold liquids only.
  • All materials UK sourced.
  • Hand crafted and stitched.
  • Handmade in EnglandHandmade in England

Product Personalisation

If you would like your drinking vessel personalised, we can either Carve or Engrave it for you.

Click here for a description of Engraving and Carving