Made in Devon

PUBLISHED: 09:00 12 April 2014


Here at Devon Life we like to showcase some of the incredible makers and craftspeople working in our county and this month we welcome the return of the century-old Tamar Trout Glug Jug

In honour of Devon’s very own River Tamar brown trout, the owners of Dartmoor’s Arundell Arms Hotel, Adam and Tina Fox-Edwards, have launched the Tamar Trout Glug Jug.

This jug has a fascinating history: made using the original 1920s mould, each jug holds 750ml of liquid and is individually hand painted, glazed and fired. It is a near representation of the beautiful brown trout found in the River Tamar. Made exclusively for The Arundell Arms Hotel by Babbacombe Pottery of Torquay, both Adam and Tina Fox-Edwards, and the makers at Babbacombe Pottery, have gone to great lengths to ensure the detail is as accurate as possible.

“We had the idea due to the success of the existing gurgling jugs,” says Tina. “We wondered whether we could create a bespoke design which replicates what we do at the hotel and reflected in our online country gift shop.

“Not only are the jugs great to look at but, because of the tail being part of the jug, when liquid is poured it makes an amusing gurgling sound.”

And if you are inspired by the Tamar Trout Glug Jug, you can take advantage of the 300-year-old former coaching inn’s fly fishing school. The Arundell Arms Hotel has 20 miles of its own private fishing on seven different rivers, all of which are home to the famous brown trout. n

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