Some British brands are revered for their quality – so much so that they’re officially recognised as Royal Warrant Holders. This means they supply their goods to the households of Her Majesty The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh or the Prince of Wales. Below is a list of some of Britain’s best-loved brands that hold the prestigious accolade.
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.
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.
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 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.
Its sweet, creamy flavour, its famous purple wrapping, Cadbury is the eminent British confectionary known the world over. It began in 1824 when John Cadbury opened a grocery store selling cocoa and drinking chocolate. It now makes more than 30 type of chocolate bars.
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.
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.
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. Penhaligon's 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. Its flagship store in London’s Covent Garden is just one of many places where you can pick up some Barbour goodies.
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. The brewery is located in Kent and its tours are a popular way to try a few ales while learning about the brewery’s secrets and history.
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.