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Glass of mead

Traditional Mead UK is your first stop for buying mead, trying mead or making mead at home.

We have pain-stakingly drunk our way through every mead, pyment, cyser, melomel and metheglin we can find to buy in the UK (and beyond!). In fact, our work is still incomplete, so please do comment with your own opinions even if we have yet to post our own tasting notes.

What is mead?

Mead is an ancient, alcoholic drink dating back as far as 7000 BCE in China. It is made by fermenting honey to produce a wine-strength drink typically between 8% and 25% ABV.

If you are yet to try mead (you’re missing out!), you might want to read up some of our introductory pages on the drink:

Mead reviews and how to buy

You can view all our meads sorted by producer or browse our listings and tasting notes by country:

Meaderies and mead producers

We have also broken down each mead by producer if you want to check out old favourites or producers you’ve not heard of before.

Making Mead

See our quick starter guide on making your own mead.