Since 1087 the Luscombe estate has been a hive of farming activity, with the farm making an appearance in the dooms day book. Luscombe drinks have continued the estates story, crafting and perfecting their drinks on the farm since 1975.
Luscombe itself is an ancient name; ‚Äòhlose‚Äô from the Saxon for ‚Äòvalley of the swine‚Äô, while ‚Äòcoombe‚Äô is Anglo-Saxon for ‚Äòshort valley‚Äô. Inspired by our rich history, the logo‚Äôs winged apple represents the fruit of our orchards entwined with the wings of the angel Gabriel, after founder Gabriel David.
The Luscombe family left the farm around 1750, and it wasn‚Äôt for another two centuries that the current owner, Julian David, opened the next chapter in the Luscombe story. Julian relished the opportunity to rejuvenate Luscombe‚Äôs cider pressing heritage, and continued the tradition, selling freshly pressed drinks from the farm gate. Production increased over the years and, in 1983, Luscombe cider earned first prize and the Reserve Champion Award at the Devon County Show.
Then, in 1997, Gabriel David returned from a spell in Sicily, to join his father in the family business. Inspired to bring home the evocative flavours of his travels, he began crafting classic English soft drinks and juices from organic ingredients. Every drink was ‚Äì and still is today ‚Äì entirely free from concentrates, additives, preservatives, colourings, artificial flavourings or enhancers. With an ever-growing collection of awards and accolades, and Gabriel at the helm, Luscombe Drinks is still very much a family business.
Now supplying over 12¬†countries and producing more than 9.5 million¬†bottles per year, the business continues to remain faithful to its principles and serve up ever more innovative natural flavours.