Bob Thornton has been producing and selling some of the finest meads in the UK with his company More Mead for over 5 years. Working closely with welsh mead makers Afon Mel his mead has gained an excellent reputation for quality and style that customers come back for time and time again. The only issues he has faced has been not having enough supply to meet the demand and having the space to experiment and innovate with new Meads.
The time has now come to build our own Meadery, here in Devon, in order to meet that demand. With the help of long time good friend and Brewer, Oliver Bainbridge of Crossed Anchors Brewing, we have created a new company and we are pushing forward with the dream of building our own meadery, here in Devon.
The plan is to build a meadery, big enough to brew, mature, package and distribute Devon mead across the country. We want to create a tap room, visitors centre and events space for all things Mead. In essence we want to create a place of excellence for Mead in Devon.
We have recently been offered an amazing opportunity to make use of some space at Quince Honey Farm. Owner Ian Wallace has welcomed us with open arms and has created a perfect space for us at the farm. This is particularly exciting for us as Quince Honey is about to become our main supplier of honey so having a close working relationship with Ian will be key as we develop our product range.
Phase 1 of our bid is to raise £25,000. This will enable us to buy the tanks and ancillary equipment for the meadery, do some of the remedial works to the building to prepare it for production including storage solutions and buy enough honey to seed the first 3 brews.
If our bid continues to go well and we over fund we will move straight on with phase 2 which is to raise a further £15,000. This will be used to buy a large teepee for events and tasting session at Quince Honey Farm
If you kindly back our project you will receive an invite to our epic backers party which is planned for Midsummer, Saturday June 18th 2022.
Check out the various rewards on the right hand side of this page, there is lots to chose from and every penny we raise goes to making Devon Mead a reality at Quince Honey Farm.
If you are interested in investing in More Mead and can't find a reward that suits you, please get in contact with us on [email protected]
‘Let’s Make more Mead!’