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Delivery FAQs

General FAQ:

What is Mead?

Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops. The alcoholic content ranges from about 3.5% ABV to more than 20%. The defining characteristic of mead is that the majority of the beverage's fermentable sugar is derived from honey. It may be still, carbonated, or naturally sparkling; dry, semi-sweet, or sweet.

How long does a bottle of Gosnells last unopened?

Our meads have a shelf life of two years from bottling date, the ‘best before’ date is printed clearly on the side of each and every one of our bottles.

Do you have a tap room?

We do! Our tap room is open Wed & Thursday 5pm - 10:30pm, Friday 5pm - 10:30pm and Saturday 12pm - 10:30pm. Gosnells Upstairs at Coal Rooms, 11A Station Way, Peckham, London, SE15 4RX

Why Mead?

The question I get asked most often is "What got you into mead?", so here’s my answer. The best origin stories are either born out of a lifelong passion or a moment of epiphany - for me it was somewhere in between.

I've always loved food and drink and as I grew up a bit more that interest in booze grew. I'd tried my hand at home-brewing beer at uni as all thriftily minded students should do. I then settled into making cider as it requires a bit less kit to be squeezed into a London flat! So I was coming from this amateur background in brewing when I took trip to the U.S.A. and discovered mead.

My partner is from New York, so every year we go over there for a road trip before thanksgiving. We go all over the place and highlights from these trips include the North Carolina BBQ trail and Key West, both of which I would definitely recommend to people! One special year took us to the North East and to Maine which is where this origin story has its closest thing to a moment of epiphany. - Tom Gosnell

Who don’t you use British honey if you’re a London based company?

We use ‘Spanish Orange Blossom’ honey which is sourced from European honey suppliers. We buy

Ordering FAQ:

What payment methods are available?

You are able to use all major credit and debit cards to make purchases on our website.

Is there a minimum order?

No. However our delivery price is constant, regardless of how many items you buy. We recommend buying more than one, as the more you buy the more you save.

Is there a maximum order?

We don’t conventionally have a maximum order, however if you are thinking of buying more than 24 bottles, send us an email at and we can try and sort something out for you.

Is payment safe?

Yes, extremely safe. If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

Can I add a gift message?

Yes, you can add your own personal message to any order. When on the Order Summary page, please tick the gift message box to write your message. The order paperwork will come with this message as well as have the prices of the items removed, so they won't know how much you paid.

Shipping FAQ:

When will my Mead arrive?

We dispatch our web-orders once a week, this means our standard delivery could take up to 7 days to arrive if ordered shortly after dispatch day. However once a dispatch notification is received, you can normally expect your package the next day before 4PM.

The delivery I received is not what I ordered or is broken/spoiled

We're sorry to hear that you've had an issue! Please contact our customer services on as soon as possible after receiving the item and if possible include a photograph of the products received. We will then get in touch to make arrangements for getting the correct/replacement items sent out to you or we'll apply our returns policy to put things right.

You haven’t answered my question here, who should I contact?
If you still have a question that wasn’t answered above, drop us a message at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.