Lovely Drinks celebrate golden award

It’s not only athletes that win gold!  Lovely Drinks based in Barrow Gurney, North Somerset has been awarded Great Taste Award gold stars for the fourth consecutive year. Elderflower Pressé, Apple & Gooseberry and Elderflower & Rose flavours have been officially recognised as some of the finest soft drinks around.

Lovely Drinks is a traditional family business run by Rick Freeman and Victoria Earle. Drinks contain some organic ingredients but quality, freshness and locally sourced ingredients are the backbone of the brand.

Elderflower Pressé was awarded two stars and was described by judges as “first rate” with “a champagne appearance” and “beautiful flowery aroma”.

Rick Freeman said “We’re particularly proud of the judges comments for Elderflower Pressé. Who’d have thought that something that started out in our garden shed just a few years ago would be what it is today? It’s so rewarding to know that every ‘Lovely drink’ out there has been made, bottled, labelled and usually hand delivered by us.

We couldn’t have done it without the huge support we’ve received along the way from family, friends and customers alike.  We’d like to think that all of our drinks could achieve award-winning status one day and look forward to making that dream a reality in years to come.”

Where possible ingredients for Lovely Drinks are sourced within Bristol or Somerset and local suppliers are used for almost all business needs. The drinks contain as little sugar as possible and all are free from preservatives, concentrates and artificial flavourings.

Lovely Drinks can be found at top delectable delis such as Chandos Deli, fabulous cafes such as Spicer and Cole, and top restaurants like The Pony and Trap. They are priced around £1.95 per bottle.

The three drink varieties will now be stamped with the highly regarded Great Taste seal of approval.

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