Sought after by top retailers such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols and sitting on the tables of the finest restaurants and hotels in Britain from The Ritz to The Waterside Inn, Hildon Natural Mineral Water is the go-to brand for those who value quality, provenance and sustainability both at home and abroad. Hildon is now exported to over 30 countries, flying the flag for British quality the world over. The water has also won blind tastings conducted by some of the world’s most discerning palates and is the only bottled water to have scooped the prestigious Chef’s Choice award, nominated and voted for by chefs themselves, for the past six consecutive years. In 2018, Hildon was proud to be awarded the coveted Royal Warrant to provide its services to Her Majesty the Queen, for which it had to meet very strict criteria for ethical and sustainable business practices.
On entering the discreet gates of the 160-acre Hildon estate, deep in the heart of the idyllic Hampshire countryside, visitors would be hard-pressed to see any signs of commercial activity, noticing only deer roaming freely, red kites wheeling overhead and hares and other wildlife darting around the unspoiled landscape.
No-one would guess that this is home to Hildon, one of the most successful English mineral waters ever created, whence it is drawn from a single source.
The Hildon team is a very close-knit family, some of whom have worked for the brand for over 15 years. The team is united in its common goals to preserve the estate for generations to come and to operate ethically with staff, neighbours and with the wider Hampshire community. Hildon’s Environment Manager works closely with the Hampshire Wildlife Trust and Hampshire Waterways to ensure that any activity has only positive impact on the environment. In addition, Hildon’s own Foundation supports local charities and proudly sponsors two local children’s hospices, Naomi House and Jack’s Place.
Preservation of the environment is vital to protecting the very heart of Hildon’s success, its own taste, which comes from the land itself. As rainwater filters through the unique composition of nine different soil types, including Test Valley chalk, it undergoes a natural filtration and gathers new flavour attributes and trace minerals of its own.
When the water is drawn, aside from the finest filtration and quality checks, nothing is done to it before it reaches the bottle – which is why Hildon has the Natural Mineral Water status, the highest quality designation that bottled water can carry.
Every glass of Hildon has the same composition and consistent pure taste and Hildon is chosen by wine experts and top chefs for this very reason.
While many of the more recognisable premium bottled water brands are European, research has shown that British consumers prefer British brands and they would also be prepared to splash out a little more for a water with guaranteed quality, purity and composition. And Hildon, with its impeccable environmental credentials and proudly English heritage, fits that description perfectly.
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