Big Mugs That Are Perfect For British Tea

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On average, Brits drink more than 60 billion mugs of tea a year, making it the nation’s most loved hot drink.  Tea has become a symbol of friendship, as sharing a cup of tea with the ones that we love, is the time that we often take for granted.

From a classic cup of Tetley to a mug of mixed berry tea, mug designers McLaggan Smith are experts in homeware ceramics. They have big mugs that are perfect for every Sunday brunch, just browse through their online range.

Do You Have a Favourite Mug?

Morning, noon or night, a mug of tea is the perfect way to take a break. Many would argue that there is nothing more comforting than a warm mug of rich tea, especially when you are drinking it out of your favourite mug.

Over 60% of people say that they have an emotional attachment to their favourite mug, that is why we offer a personalised mug service. Our customers can have their names printed on the handle of their custom mug design, making MS Mugs a perfect gift for tea lovers.


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McLaggan Smith: The Best Big Mugs

The McLaggan Smith brand dates back to the 1970s. It was founded by entrepreneur and mug enthusiast Wally Smith in his garage in Helensburgh, 42 years ago. Since then the business has gotten bigger and bigger as it now operates from a factory unit Jamestown.

Working with a number of British mug designers, they aim to create the perfect big mugs for tea. McLaggan Smith kilns are used purely for decorating purposes and their range of mugs are stocked in small boutiques as well as bigger retailers like John Lewis.

As or the company, it is still family run and has been taken over by Wally’s wife Camille and their daughter Polly.

Mug Design: Top Picks

With so much to choose from, we have asked MS Mugs to choose some of their favourite mug designs. Their online store allows their customers to browse through a catalogue of big mugs that have been printed by Hand.

Orla Kiely: Retro Mugs

Irish fashion designer Orla Kiely has created a range of retro mugs that are exclusive to McLaggan Smith. This extremely fashionable range is the perfect addition to any stylish home. Orla’s newest range is already up on the McLaggan Smith website.


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Alice Scott: Statement Mugs

Say it with a mug. Alice Scott has a range of quirky mugs that feature on McLaggan Smith’s website. The mug designers have a number of new additions to her humorous collection of sayings.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for a new homeowner, a selection of these funny mugs will definitely put a smile on their face.

Alice Melvin: Big Mugs

MS Mugs come in a range of sizes and can be changed by request. If you are looking for a mug design that will really stand out in your home, choose one by Scottish illustrator and designer and Alice Melvin. Alice’s distinctive style has won a number of awards and her mugs will certainly impress your guests.


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