1700 - 1799
Oak and metal
115 mm (H)400 mm (W)310 mm (D)Order this image
Chirk Castle, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
A daily beer allowance was an essential part of a servants working life. This wheeled barrel travelled up and down the large tables as the servants ate and drank their beer. But care had to be taken as any infringement of the 'Rules to be observed here...' would result in losing this allowance.
Woodwork. Beer Trolley. An eighteenth century oak beer trolley with shaped platform, wooden axle and four turned wooden wheels.
Previously amongst the chattels that, in 1978, were acquired along with Chirk Castle from Lt-Col Ririd Myddelton (1902–1988) by the National Land Fund and handed, on loan for 99 years, to the Secretary of State for Wales. In 1981 Chirk was transferred into the ownership of the National Trust. Acceptance in lieu, 1999.