About Lindisfarne Mead
The company traces its production back to the late 1950s.The inspiration for Lindisfarne and its traditional meads dates to the 7thCentury and the rich ecclesiastical history of the Island from the time of St Aidan’s monastery founded on the Island in 643AD: indeed, aspects of its mead production date back even further to the time of the Roman occupation. Our branding incorporates the striking graphics and distinctive visual signature inspired by the magnificent Lindisfarne Gospels crafted by Bishop Eadfrith on Holy Island at around 700AD.
Our brand is known across the world and has at some time been sold in far off reaches such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada & the USA. With over 2,500,000 bottes of our Original sold we have a strong following.
Based on the tidal island of Lindisfarne 1 mile into the North Sea and linked to England by a causeway the Island regularly receives over half a million visitors each year, many of whom visit our shop.
We sell a huge range of products. A variety of traditional meads (our Original, Spiced, Dark and Pink) along with a range of fruit wines and spirit drinks such as our Toffee vodka & Wild Strawberry-all produced and bottled at our winery on this Holy Island.
These are available for tasting at our tasting bar.
New this year is our unique Lindisfarne Gin produced by our sister company The Alnwick Rum & Spirts Company which includes in it Meadowsweet that can be found growing on the islan and our new Viking range of meads that are being released throughout 2021.
Our craft shop holds probably the widest range of local artefacts that can be found in one location in the region and is highly popular with all the tourists visiting.
We are open 360 days of the year; just check the tide times before coming to see us.