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Luscombe Drinks receives royal accolade

Luscombe Drinks, Gabriel David

South Devon’s Luscombe Drinks has been awarded a Royal Warrant in recognition of its palace-approved softies

The Royal Warrant is a mark of recognition for people or companies which regularly supply high-quality goods or services to HM The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales or their Households. Luscombe Drinks has received the prestigious honour for supplying its range of award-winning soft drinks to the Royals for palace sipping par excellence.

Luscombe Drinks has produced flavoursome softies from its farm in the Dartmoor valley since 1975. The beverages are handmade onsite by the Luscombe team using a blend of organic fruits and Luscombe’s own source of Dartmoor spring water, with each drop free from concentrates, additives, preservatives, colourings, artificial flavourings or enhancers.

The Luscombe Drinks collection includes fruit juices, sparkling waters, tonic waters, mixers and a traditional Devon cider. The Royal Warrant is the latest accolade for Luscombe’s innovative and naturally flavoured drinks, which can be added to its impressive feat of 78 Great Taste Awards.

After many years of having the pleasure of selling our drinks to the Royal family and pressing the apples from the Highgrove Estate, I am delighted that Luscombe Drinks has been given the Royal Warrant,’ said founder and owner Gabriel David. ‘This is an enormously prestigious accolade and there are only a handful of soft drinks producers who have been awarded one. Our drinks have been enjoyed by the Royal family at home, served at palace events and Buckingham Palace tea parties for many years, so it is fantastic to now gain this formal recognition.

The awarding of this Royal Warrant could not have come at a better time. It has been an incredibly tough year for our industry and our business but this feels like a flag of positivity amongst all of the challenges: a sign that things are changing and better times are to come. As the hospitality industry starts to fully reopen we are optimistic that this marks the start of a fantastic post-lockdown future.’

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