Collection: Mugs

Elevate your tea or coffee experience with the perfect mug. Beyond a household item, mugs carry personal significance, often becoming our cherished companions for quiet moments and bustling days. Whether it's that beloved 'favourite' mug you reach for every morning or a special one reserved for guests, we understand their unspoken importance.

Dive into Kings and Queens' meticulously curated mug collection featuring esteemed brands like Belleek, BIA, and Royal Doulton. Discover classic designs like Spode's Blue Italian pattern, indulge in sporty themes, or chuckle with our witty one-liners. And here's the cherry: many of our premium mugs come at a generous discount, some even up to 50% off RRP!

Need help finding what you're looking for? Reach out, and we'll assist you in your quest. For a seamless shopping experience, we've gathered our top-selling mugs in one place. Explore, indulge, and find the mug that speaks to you.
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Welcome To Kings & Queens Selection of Mugs 

At Kings and Queens, we celebrate this intimate relationship we share with our mugs. Dive into our vast and diverse collection, where every piece tells a story. From the timeless elegance of Royal Doulton and Wedgwood to the contemporary chic of Maxwell and Williams, our mugs are more than just ceramics – they're a testament to the art of design.

Whether you're a connoisseur of designer mugs or searching for the best coffee mugs in the UK, our shelves brim with choices that promise to elevate your sipping experience. Welcome to Kings and Queens, where every mug awaits its rightful owner.

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The Essence of a Perfect Mug:

Each person's definition of the perfect mug can vary. Still, universal elements elevate a mug from ordinary to exceptional.

Design & Craftsmanship: 

A mug's design is the first thing that catches the eye. Whether it's the intricate patterns of Royal Albert, Maxwell and Williams's bold statements, or Wedgwood's classic charm, the design encapsulates personal preferences and moods. At Kings and Queens, our collection boasts designer mugs that seamlessly blend aesthetics with functionality, ensuring that each sip is accompanied by visual pleasure.

Comfort & Feel: The tactile experience of holding a mug is crucial. The handle's curve, the weight in one's hand, and the texture of its surface all contribute to a sensory journey. Brands like Churchill and BIA have mastered this craft, producing mugs that feel just right, turning drinking into a comforting ritual.

Versatility: Be it a morning espresso, an afternoon tea, or a bedtime hot cocoa, the perfect mug adapts to every occasion. Sets like the coffee mugs set from Aynsley or the singular pieces from Royal Doulton offer versatility, ensuring you have the right companion for every beverage.

Durability: The best coffee mugs in the UK aren't just about aesthetics; they are built to last. With brands like Churchill and BIA in our repertoire, you're investing in mugs that withstand the test of time, retaining their beauty and function through countless uses.

In essence, a mug reflects one's personality and lifestyle. At Kings and Queens, we understand this intimate connection, curating a range that caters to every individual's quest for their perfect mug.

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Branded Mugs Spotlight

At Kings and Queens, we pride ourselves on hosting an array of top-tier brands, each bringing a unique flavour to our mug collection. Let's delve deeper into some iconic brands coffee and tea enthusiasts adore.

Royal Doulton Mugs:

Royal Doulton, a name synonymous with excellence, has been gracing tables with their pottery since the 19th century. Every Royal Doulton mug is a story featuring intricate designs, vibrant colours, and thematic artistry. Renowned for their innovative patterns and commitment to craftsmanship, Royal Doulton mugs are more than mere drinkware; they're collectable pieces that bring an air of sophistication to every sip. When you opt for a Royal Doulton, you're not just buying a mug but a part of history.

Maxwell and Williams Mugs:

Maxwell and Williams, an epitome of contemporary design and classic appeal, infuse every mug with modernity mixed with tradition. Known for their versatile styles, from bold graphics to subtle hues, these mugs are crafted to suit varied tastes. The brand's meticulous attention to detail and unyielding commitment to quality ensures that every Maxwell and Williams mug feels premium, promising both style and durability. These designer mugs are the go-to choice for those seeking a perfect blend of modernity and longevity.

Wedgwood Elegance:

Wedgwood, a brand that has been writing the annals of pottery history for over two centuries, offers an experience of timeless elegance. Their mugs exude a classic charm, often adorned with designs that echo nature, history, and art. From the delicate floral motifs to the bold geometric patterns, Wedgwood mugs cater to a discerning clientele who appreciate the finer things in life. Each cup is a testament to the brand's enduring legacy and unwavering dedication to craftsmanship. Choosing a Wedgwood is a journey into a world of refinement and taste.

Choosing the Right Premium Mug

A mug isn't just a vessel for your beverage; it's an extension of your personality, a companion to your mornings, and a confidante for those quiet moments. Given the variety available, selecting the right mug might seem daunting. Yet, with the proper guidance, you can pick that perfect piece tailored to your needs. Whether hunting for the best coffee mugs in the UK, a designer mug to elevate your tea time, or a cohesive coffee mug set for entertaining, Kings and Queens have got you covered. Here are some key considerations to guide your choice:

Purpose Matters:

Solo Sipping: If you enjoy your alone time with a book and a brew, opt for mugs that reflect your personality. Consider designs that resonate with you or colours that calm you.

Entertaining Guests: Coffee mug sets are ideal for this. They offer a cohesive look and feel, setting a consistent theme for your gathering.

Size and Capacity: Think about your beverage preference. Espresso lovers prefer smaller mugs, while those who enjoy a large cuppa or soup opt for more substantial mugs.

Design Aesthetics: With brands like Royal Doulton and Maxwell and Williams in our collection, you're spoilt for choice. Consider the decor of your space and your personal style. Are you more minimalistic or inclined towards intricate patterns? Choose a design that complements both.

Functionality: Consider mugs with lids if you're often on the move. Thermally insulated mugs can be ideal for those who enjoy a warm brew for extended periods.

Material Matters: The material can influence your drink's taste and temperature retention. While porcelain and ceramic mugs are popular for coffee and tea due to their heat retention properties, metal mugs might suit colder beverages.

Sets or Singles: Decide whether you want individual mugs with different designs or a matching set. While unique mugs allow for personal expression, sets can be perfect for families or gatherings, ensuring everyone has a similar cup.

Remember, every mug tells a story, reflects a mood, and sets a tone. At Kings and Queens, our vast collection ensures that no matter your preference, you'll find a mug that feels like it was crafted just for you. Discover the joy of curated choices, ready to enhance your beverage moments.

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Why Designer Mugs?

There's a distinctive allure that designer mugs bring to the table. They're not just vessels to contain your favourite beverages but art pieces, exuding elegance, character, and a rich legacy. For those on the fence about choosing designer mugs, such as the illustrious Royal Albert or the timeless Aynsley, here's why making that elegant leap can be one of the best decisions for your kitchen cabinet:

Unparalleled Craftsmanship:

Designer mugs, like those from Aynsley or Royal Albert, undergo meticulous crafting, ensuring each piece is a testament to perfection. Every curve, every pattern, and every hue is thoughtfully designed, making them stand out.

History & Heritage:

Investing in designer mugs means inheriting a slice of history. Brands like Royal Albert have a storied past, and owning one of their pieces connects you to a legacy of luxury and tradition.

Statement Pieces:

A designer mug can instantly elevate the aesthetics of any setting, be it a morning breakfast or an evening tea gathering. They're conversation starters, drawing eyes and compliments alike.

Durability Meets Design:

Despite their delicate appearance, designer mugs are often made with high-quality materials, ensuring longevity. They're not just pretty but built to last, offering value for money.

An Investment in Experience:

Sipping your morning coffee or evening tea from a designer mug enhances the experience. There's a tangible difference in savouring a brew from a hand-crafted, beautifully designed mug.

Enhanced Resale Value:

Designer mugs, especially limited editions or vintage pieces from brands like Aynsley, can appreciate over time. They're not just purchases but potential investments.

Gift of Elegance:

Looking for a thoughtful gift? With their exquisite designs and luxury packaging, designer mugs make memorable gifts cherished by recipients for years.

In a world teeming with mass-produced items, designer mugs offer a refreshing touch of individuality, luxury, and elegance. At Kings and Queens, our curated collection of designer mugs from leading brands promises unparalleled sophistication for those who appreciate the finer things in life. 

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Mug Sets Vs. Solo Mugs

Mugs have an undeniable charm, whether they come as part of a cohesive set or stand-alone with unique designs. As you navigate the vast world of choices – from the best coffee mugs in the UK to designer mugs – you might wonder: Should I opt for a mug set or individual mugs? Both have advantages, and the choice often depends on your needs and preferences. Let's dive into the pros of each:

Mug Sets:

Consistent Aesthetics:

A mug set provides a uniform look, lending a sense of harmony to your kitchen or dining setting. This consistency can be incredibly pleasing when serving guests; everything feels part of a theme.

Value for Money:

Buying in bulk often equates to better value. Purchasing a coffee mug set typically offers a cost advantage over buying individual mugs of the same brand or quality.


Sets make for perfect gifts, especially for occasions like weddings or housewarmings. The recipient gets a collection that's ready for immediate use.

Space Efficiency:

Many mug sets are designed to stack seamlessly, making them space-saving solutions for cabinets and shelves.

Solo Mugs:

Unique Charm:

Individual mugs often come with distinct designs, allowing for personal expression. Solo mugs can be conversation starters, whether it's a quirky designer mug or a limited-edition Royal Doulton piece.


Solo mugs offer the chance to continuously update and diversify your collection. You can buy one today, another next month, and so on, without repetition.

Replacement Ease:

Broke a mug from a set? It can take a lot of work to find an exact match. But with individual mugs, there's no stress of completing a collection. Each mug stands on its own.

Perfect for Gifting:

An individual mug, especially from renowned brands like Aynsley or Wedgwood, makes for an intimate, personalized gift suitable for birthdays, anniversaries, or as a thank-you gesture.

Whether you're in the market for a cohesive coffee mug set or a unique designer mug, both choices have their merits. 

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Customer Testimonials: 

Discover firsthand experiences from our loyal clientele. At Kings and Queens, we pride ourselves on offering a vast collection of the best coffee mugs in the UK, including those from top-tier brands like Royal Doulton, Maxwell and Williams, and Wedgwood. But don't just take our word for it. Dive into the authentic reviews and stories shared by our valued customers:

Jane from London:

"I recently purchased a set of Royal Doulton mugs and am thoroughly impressed. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but the quality is top-notch. My coffee in these designer mugs feels a tad more luxurious every morning."

Liam from Manchester:

"As an avid collector, I've always been on the hunt for unique mugs. Kings and Queens have never disappointed. My latest find, an individual Wedgwood mug, is now the crown jewel of my collection."

Ella from Cardiff:

"Buying from Kings and Queens was a breeze. I got a stunning coffee mug set from Maxwell and Williams at an unbeatable price. The delivery was swift, and the mugs were securely packed. Highly recommend!"

Oliver from Edinburgh:

"I gifted my sister a designer mug from Aynsley for her birthday. The intricate design and craftsmanship were evident. She was over the moon! Thank you, Kings and Queens, for making her day special."

Mia from Birmingham:

"The variety of Kings and Queens is unmatched. There's something for everyone, from quirky solo mugs to elegant mug sets. I recently added a Royal Albert piece to my collection, and the compliments haven't stopped."

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Caring for Your Premium Mugs

Owning a set of designer mugs, like those from Royal Doulton or Aynsley, is both a pleasure and a responsibility. While these mugs elevate your sipping experience, they also deserve utmost care to retain their charm. At Kings and Queens, we provide the best coffee mugs in the UK and ensure you know how to preserve their beauty. Here are some essential tips to care for your premium mugs:

Gentle Cleaning:

Always use a soft sponge or cloth when cleaning your mugs to avoid scratches. Avoid abrasive scrubbers that can harm the mug's surface or its design.

Mind the Temperature:

While many designer mugs are built to withstand high temperatures, it's always safer to avoid pouring boiling hot liquids directly into them. Let the water cool down for a few seconds before pouring.

Dishwasher Dilemma:

If your mugs are dishwasher safe (like many from Maxwell and Williams or Wedgwood), place them securely to avoid clinking with other items. However, hand washing is recommended for delicate patterns or gold/silver detailing mugs.

Avoid Chemicals:

Steer clear of using bleach or harsh chemicals, especially on coloured or patterned mugs. Mild dish soap is often all you need.

Safe Storage:

Avoid stacking your mugs if they have intricate designs or embossed patterns when storing them. For mug sets, ensure they're placed in a dry cabinet, away from direct sunlight, which might fade their colours.

Handle with Care:

The handles of your mugs, especially those on elegant designs from brands like Royal Albert, can be fragile. Always grip carefully and avoid hanging mugs by their handles for prolonged periods.

Chipping Check:

Should your mug chip, refrain from using it for hot drinks, as the chip might expand with heat. Instead, consider repurposing it as a pen holder or plant pot.

Investing in designer mugs is a testament to your appreciation for quality and aesthetics. And with some care, these mugs can serve you well, making each coffee or tea session a sophisticated affair. 

FAQs on Designer Mugs:

Are designer mugs like those from Royal Doulton and Maxwell and Williams durable for everyday use?

Absolutely! Brands like Royal Doulton and Maxwell and Williams are renowned for their craftsmanship. These mugs are designed for durability while also offering elegant aesthetics. However, like all premium products, treating them carefully will ensure they last even longer.

Can I use my designer coffee mugs in the microwave?

While many modern designer mugs are microwave-safe, checking the product details or the mug's base is essential. Mugs with metallic accents or gold/silver detailing should not be placed in the microwave.

What's the return policy for coffee mugs purchased from Kings and Queens?

At Kings and Queens, customer satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not completely pleased with your mug or mug set, you can return it within a specified period. Please check our return policy for detailed information and ensure the product is in its original condition.

How are the designer mugs at King's and Queens packaged for delivery?

Ensuring your mugs reach you in pristine condition is crucial for us. All mugs, whether solo or coffee mug sets are securely packaged with ample padding to prevent any damage during transit.

Do designer mugs from brands like Aynsley and Royal Albert require special care compared to regular mugs?

While designer mugs from Aynsley, Royal Albert, and other premium brands are crafted for durability, their intricate designs may need gentle handling. For instance, hand washing is often recommended over dishwasher cleaning, especially for mugs with delicate patterns or metallic details.

Are there any special offers or discounts on King's and Queens' designer mugs?

Yes, at Kings and Queens, we often have exclusive promotions and discounts on our vast mug collection. Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on the best coffee mug deals in the UK!

Shop Now for Premium Designer Mugs

We've all experienced the disappointment of sipping our morning brew from a faded or chipped mug. A mug can be more than just a vessel; it's a statement, a reflection of our style, and an essential part of our daily rituals.

Why settle for the mundane when you can elevate every sip with a designer mug? Every time you reach for that old, uninspiring mug, you miss an opportunity to indulge in a luxurious experience. It's not just about aesthetics; it's about how you treat yourself and the quality moments you deserve.

Discover the transformative power of our curated collection at Kings and Queens. From the timeless elegance of Royal Doulton to the contemporary charm of Maxwell and Williams, there's a perfect mug waiting for you.