Fentimans is best drinks brand
Last updated at 16:50, Tuesday, 29 January 2013
HEXHAM based soft drinks brewer Fentimans is simply the best.
For the company has been voted the best drinks brand in the country in a survey by the Guild of Fine Food.
Fentimans was founded in 1905 by businessman Thomas Fentiman when he was given a recipe for ginger beer in exchange for an unpaid loan.
It uses traditional botanical brewing methods and natural ingredients in its drinks range, which includes ginger beer, Victorian lemonade, dandelion and burdock and "Curiosity cola".
Fentimans head office and product development laboratory are based on Battle Hill.
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First published at 16:49, Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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