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1The amount of beer (typically two to three pints) held by a narrow glass about a yard high.
- ‘The pub, which has already raised £280 for the cause through customers donating change, will host a quiz, pool competition, raffle and yard of ale contest from 8-11 pm.’
- ‘For birthdays, no celebration is complete without the downing of the yard of ale.’
- ‘We'll have a tug-of-war, leg-waxing and, rather than the traditional yard of ale, we'll have people drinking gruesome concoctions.’
- ‘He stopped buying yards of ale and invested instead in bottles of nifty Chardonnays, washed down with lemonade.’
- ‘There is still enough dance space to swing to and enough seating space to sidle up to the off fraulein and offer her a sip of your yard of ale.’
- ‘We'll be the ones in the snug muttering about when we were lads kids had proper respect for their parents and you could get a yard of ale for tuppence and still have change from a tanner to see George Formby at the Odeon, etc, etc, etc.’
- ‘The kind of spellbinding tale that goes down well with several yards of ale and of the genre that can often be heard in our local Shenanigans.’
- ‘Anyway after several pints, wine and pain killers all went well and I got home in one piece, which is more than I can say for some of the others as the yard of ale was doing overtime.’
- 1.1A glass for serving a yard of ale.
- ‘I know that in most pubs offering yards of ale, the trick is to drink the tubular tipple without spilling brew all over oneself, but at that price I was not prepared to experiment, and no-one in the lunchtime crowd seemed tempted either.’
- ‘A Yard of Ale will typically hold two or three pints of ale, (never lager!).’
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