The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

"They sat long at the table with their wooden drinking-bowls filled with mead." pg. 126

"At last Gandalf pushed away his plate and jug - he had eaten two whole loaves (with masses of butter and honey and clotted cream) and drunk at least a quart of mead - and he took out his pipe." pg. 129

"Seek the sunlight and the day, Back to pasture back to mead, Where the kine and oxen feed!" pg. 184