The More Meadery - Drink More Mead!

by Bob Thornton and Ollie Bainbridge in South Molton, Devon, United Kingdom

£5,843

£50,000 target 26 days left
11% 65 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th December 2021 at 6:13pm

The aim of this Crowdfunding appeal is to create funds for the construction of a meadery, tap room and events space in Devon.

by Bob Thornton and Ollie Bainbridge in South Molton, Devon, United Kingdom

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 Project 

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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 found a suitable site in North Devon, a stones throw from Quince honey farm. We are currently undergoing planning permission and licensing to enable the changes we need to make to the building, which is currently a closed pub. The next step is getting the finance in place to buy the meadery equipment in order to start brewing.  

Phase 1 of our bid is to raise £50,000. 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 £30,000. This will be used to create the tap room, bar, kitchen and visitors centre so we can bring the public to the meadery to see mead making in action. Our timeline is to see the Meadery and hospitality open by Easter 2022.

If you kindly back our project you will receive an invite to our epic backers party which is planned for Midsummer, Saturday June 25th.

‘Let’s Make more Mead!’

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Honoured Guest

This reward gives you, an "honoured guest" invite to our epic Viking themed More Mead Midsummer Backers Party. This party will have axe throwing, stalls and viking outfitters, entertainment, and much more with a complimentary drink and your name up in runes on our backers wall of fame in the meadery. Order before Dec 13 and we’ll send you a voucher so you can give this as a Christmas gift.

£25 or more

Specially brewed backers session mead - Pick up.

This rewards will get you 3 x 500ml bottles of our exclusive backers session mead the only one made with Devon honey, to be picked up from the Meadery from Jun 2022. This also gives you an honoured guest invite to our epic Viking themed More Mead Midsummer Backers Party with a complimentary drink and your name up in runes on our backers wall of fame in the meadery. Order before Dec 13 and we'll send a voucher so you can give as a Christmas gift.

£25 or more

Awesome printed backers T-shirt.

This reward gets you a special backers printed T-shirt, designed by The Saxon Storyteller, to be delivered from 1st of March 2022. This also gives you an honoured guest invite to our epic Viking themed More Mead Midsummer Backers Party with a complimentary drink and your name up in runes on our backers wall of fame in the meadery. If ordered before Dec 13 we’ll send you a voucher so you can give this reward as a Christmas gift.

£30 or more

Specially brewed backers session mead- delivered.

This rewards will get you 3 x 500ml bottles of our exclusive backers session mead the only one made with Devon honey. This also gives you an honoured guest invite to our epic Viking themed More Mead Midsummer Backers Party with a complimentary drink and your name up in runes on our backers wall of fame in the meadery. Delivery from Jun 2022. If ordered before Dec 13 we’ll send you a voucher so you can give this reward as a Christmas gift.

£50 or more

3 x 500ml session mead +1 bottle of Asgard- pickup

This reward gets you 3 x 500ml bottles of our specially brewed backers session mead and 1 Bottle of Asgard heather honey mead. Pickup up from the Meadery. This also gives you an honoured guest invite to our epic Viking themed More Mead Midsummer Backers Party with a complimentary drink and your name up in runes on our backers wall of fame in the meadery. Order before Dec 13 and we’ll send you a voucher so you can give this as a Christmas gift.

£55 or more

3 x 500ml session mead +1 bottle of Asgard- posted

This reward gets you 3 x 500ml bottles of our specially brewed backers session mead and 1 Bottle of Asgard heather honey mead. Delivered from 1st June. This also gives you an honoured guest invite to our epic Viking themed More Mead Midsummer Backers Party with a complimentary drink and your name up in runes on our backers wall in the meadery. Order before Dec 13 and we’ll send you a voucher so you can give this as a Christmas gift.

£100 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Hosted storytelling event

Hosted evening with Bob and Ollie at the meadery. Dinner with complimentary drink and then epic Beowulf story telling around the fire and 1 bottle of mead to take home. This also gives you an honoured guest invite to our epic Viking themed More Mead Midsummer Backers Party with a complimentary drink and your name up in runes on our backers wall of fame in the meadery. Order before Dec 13 and we’ll send you a voucher to give as a Christmas gift.

£100 or more

4 of 100 claimed

The gift of Mead!

Special delivery of a bottle of mead, on yours or a nominated persons birthday or for Yule, with recipients name printed on the label, every year for 5 years. This also gives you an honoured guest invite to our epic Viking themed More Mead Midsummer Backers Party with a complimentary drink and your name up in runes on our backers wall of fame. Order before Dec 13 and we’ll send you a voucher so you can give this as a Christmas gift.

£300 or more

6 of 50 claimed

Jarls share of the loot.

The Jarls share of the loot. All of the above rewards either delivered or collected, plus your name in gold runes on the Jarls backers board of fame and access to the VIP Jarls Mead Hall at the More Mead Midsummer Backers Party. Order before Dec 13 and we’ll send you a voucher so you can give this as a Christmas gift.

£500 or more

4 of 25 claimed

Konungurs tribute.

Konungurs tribute- all of the above rewards either delivered or collected (not including the Jarls share) plus 10 bottles of a special one off aged mead, made in our meadery and aged for 1 year.. Plus access for you and your family to the VIP Jarls Mead Hall at the More Mead Midsummer Backers Party. Do you want the Queens/Kings share of the loot? Then this is the reward for you. Order before Dec 13 and we'll send as a voucher ahead of Christmas.

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