Ashton pipes came into being in 1984, when William Ashton Taylor left Alfred Dunhill after 25 years of working for them to branch out on his own. It was Ashton's dream to own his own business and to make the world's best pipes.

ASHTON SOVEREIGN XX PIPE 1992
ASHTON SOVEREIGN XX PIPE 1992
$122.50
ASHTON OLD CHURCH XXX PIPE 2003
ASHTON OLD CHURCH XXX PIPE 2003
$63.00
ASHTON PEBBLE GRAIN XXX PIPE 2002
ASHTON PEBBLE GRAIN XXX PIPE 2002
$80.00
ASHTON SG PIPE RARE STEM 1995
ASHTON SG PIPE RARE STEM 1995
$110.50
New Ashton XX Pebble Grain Military Sterling Bent Rhodesian Pipe  COOPERSARK NR
New Ashton XX Pebble Grain Military Sterling Bent Rhodesian Pipe COOPERSARK NR
$127.50
Ashton LX Old Church Bulldog Pipe with Jade Cumberland  New  COOPERSARK N R
Ashton LX Old Church Bulldog Pipe with Jade Cumberland New COOPERSARK N R
$177.50
Antique Estate Pipe Unknown Maybe ASHTON Pebble Grain
Antique Estate Pipe Unknown Maybe ASHTON Pebble Grain
$8.99
LARGE PANEL BILLIARD LONDON ENGLAND ASHTON LOOK ALIKE ESTATE PIPE COLWRIGHT
LARGE PANEL BILLIARD LONDON ENGLAND ASHTON LOOK ALIKE ESTATE PIPE COLWRIGHT
$26.00
EXCELLENT 1999 ASHTON PEBBLE GRAIN LOVAT English Estate Pipe BILL TAYLOR ERA
EXCELLENT 1999 ASHTON PEBBLE GRAIN LOVAT English Estate Pipe BILL TAYLOR ERA
$122.50
1989 ASHTON SOVEREIGN XX BULLDOG NICE AND CLEAN
1989 ASHTON SOVEREIGN XX BULLDOG NICE AND CLEAN
$299.00
Estate Bill Taylor Ashton MAGNUM Oom Paul with Cumberland Stem
Estate Bill Taylor Ashton MAGNUM Oom Paul with Cumberland Stem
$1,545.00
2001 ASHTON MAGNUM PEBBLE SHELL DUBLIN SITTER F H MINT + CASE
2001 ASHTON MAGNUM PEBBLE SHELL DUBLIN SITTER F H MINT + CASE
$249.80
ASHTON SANDBLASTED OLD CHURCH BENT BRANDY XXX LIGHTLY SMOKED
ASHTON SANDBLASTED OLD CHURCH BENT BRANDY XXX LIGHTLY SMOKED
$165.00
ASHTON LX QUAINT STYLE TAYLOR ERA RING GRAIN PIPE MADE IN 1998 PIPESTUD
ASHTON LX QUAINT STYLE TAYLOR ERA RING GRAIN PIPE MADE IN 1998 PIPESTUD
$51.00
ASHTON SOVEREIGN XX WILLIAM TAYLOR ERA BILLIARD SHAPED PIPE PIPESTUD
ASHTON SOVEREIGN XX WILLIAM TAYLOR ERA BILLIARD SHAPED PIPE PIPESTUD
$12.50

Ashton first began making pipes as a teenager. Whilst at school he studied engineering, then at the age of only 14 he got a job at Dunhill making cigarette holders. Some of his other duties even included sweeping up and making the tea. Ashton worked at Dunhills for eight years until he was first promoted to department supervisor. Once again, after serving eight years as a supervisor he gained promotion, overseeing product development as well as quality control of tobacco and pipes.

When finally in business for himself, Ashton was free to experiment with his own techniques, designs and processes. He wanted to produce a hand carved pipe that would become known as the best smoking pipe in the world. He used some of the processes he had seen and used at Dunhill to remove sap from wood, however he came out with his own special way of doing it which improved the wood.

Ashton even gained a patent in 1988, for a new technique he had developed involving sandblasting heavy, dense-grain pipes. This was actually the first pipe manufacturing patent issued in England for nearly 20 years.

Ashton pipes are beautiful creations that really highlight the natural beauty and grain of briar wood. Each pipe is created in traditional English designs and shapes, the pipes forming beautiful straight lines with gentle curved bowls. The stems are coal black, combined with silver bands, giving the pipe are very regal appearance. Ashton produces between 2000 to 3000 pipes every year.