Get a taste for some of the finer things in life with British brands that are revered for their quality. Officially recognised as Royal Warrant Holders, these brands supply their goods to the household of Her Majesty, with limited-edition pieces for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. From picking up a timeless trench coat, to a whiskey tour of Scotland’s finest malty flavours, here’s some of Britain’s best-loved brands that hold the prestigious accolade. And there’s some fan activities thrown in the mix too.
Maldon Crystal Salt Co
Producing the finest natural sea salt for well over 100 years, this company hand-harvests its distinct flaky textured salt from the flat marshes of Maldon. The town has lots to explore, from museums to boat trips on the Blackwater Estuary – grab yourself a paddle and hop in a canoe for a water adventure, or head to new heights with a high rope’s activity trail.
A firm favourite among whisky connoisseurs, Laphroaig is a single malt whisky from Islay – the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Regarded as one of the most flavoursome Scotch whiskies in the land, it’s no surprise that it’s the Royals’ whisky of choice. Taste the malty delights with a tour taking in the dampened walls of the shoreside warehouse to a journey through the distillery secrets and traditions.
This luxury brand has humble beginnings. It began making socks for local miners in the Welsh village of Ammanford in 1892 and now produces luxurious knitwear in wool, cotton and cashmere.
The best way to start your morning, this wholegrain breakfast cereal will keep you fuelled ‘til lunch. Weetabix has been a staple on British breakfast tables since the 1930s. Try them with some honey, sultanas or sliced banana and a sprinkle of sugar.
Founded by Thomas Burberry, this fashion house has been an iconic British brand since its opening in 1856. Known for its distinctive check, innovative fabrics and timeless trench coat, it continues to wow fashion shows and garner the respect of fashionistas. It’s no wonder the Royals choose Burberry – visit their flagship store in London on Regent Street for the designer experience.
Its sweet, creamy flavour, its famous purple wrapping, Cadbury is the eminent British confectionary known the world over. Dive head first into a world full of chocolate with a trip to Cadbury World, or for an outdoor adventure, hop aboard on two wheels for a cycle round Birmingham’s chocolate trail.
Don’t wait to tuck into a special edition Platinum Jubilee bar of Cadbury’s iconic Dairy Milk to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign.
Berry Bros & Rudd
Founded in 1698, Berry Bros & Rudd is Britain’s oldest fine wine and spirit merchant. Its first royal customer was George III back in 1760. You’ll find a collection of over 1,300 wines and spirits, ranging from £10 to £10,000 a bottle. Get a taste of the finer things in life with an evening of cheese and wine tasting, or look out for wine tasting events and themed lunches. To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, get your hands on a bottle of their sixth limited-edition Good Ordinary Claret, designed to support the Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting initiative.
Since 1706, Twinings of London has been a purveyor and trader of tea. With over 200 teas from around the world to try, Twinings’ shop and museum in central London is a great place to stop by for a cuppa and shop for tea-based gifts. Become a tea expert with a masterclass run by those in the know, learn about tea from bud to cup and sample the flavours of Twinings.
This luxury perfume house has been the perfumer to the Royals for nearly a century. With its incredible heritage and divine perfume range, picking up a Royal scent could be the perfect present to take home. Visit Penhaligon’s flagship store on Regents Street in London for an ever-changing window display and beautiful aromas – other stores are located all over the UK.
Famous for its classic wax cotton jackets, Barbour makes classic winter warmers that have served the Royals for decades. Created in 1894, Barbour has established itself as one of the country’s best labels for high-quality country wear and stylish casual wear. Try on one of their iconic jackets at its flagship store in London’s Covent Garden. Whilst in the area, swing by Seven Dials Market for some great grub – once a banana warehouse, the funky indoor market has been transformed into a food hall filled with indie traders and delicious delights.
Would you doubt the quality of an ale that holds a Royal Warrant? Shepherd Neame is Britain’s oldest brewery – steadily brewing since 1698 – and owns more than 300 pubs across London and South East England. Located just over an hour outside of London, head to Faversham in Kent for a brewery tour of the regal hops – taste the flavours of the malty hops and get the inside scoop on the brewery’s secrets and history. Don’t miss out on a taste of the limited-edition Celebration Ale brewed exclusively to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Strong and stylish Hunter boots are a British classic. Made to defy the harshest weather conditions and trickiest landscapes, they’ve been a Royal favourite for quite some time. They’re not just for Royals, though… adventurers, campers and festival goers rely on Hunters to keep their feet dry on wet hills and muddy fields.
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