Lurvill's Delight - The Original - Taste of Wales

Lurvill's Delight - The Original

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Lurvill’s Delight was a popular carbonated soft drink in Wales between 1896 and 1910. Invented by twin brother residents of Ynyshir, Harold and Lolo Lewis, the carbonated mixture included stinging nettles, dock leaves and was infused with juniper berry extract. The profits made from the drink were used to pay for 150 coalminers and their families from the village to emigrate to Pittsburgh and Denver in the USA. The drink ceased production in 1910 due to a shortage of dock leaves in the local area.

A craft-style botanical soda, made using only natural, premium quality ingredients including nettle, dock and juniper berry extract. It is a dry, refreshing blend of botanical extracts and infusions free of artificial flavours, colours and preservatives, with no added sugar

Tasting Notes

A sharp green apple-like taste from the nettle, with hints of pine and the light pepperiness of juniper. All balanced with the herbal, woody, hint of dock blended with natural rhubarb. Delivers a dry fruity finish – heightened by the drink’s unusually light carbonation.

A bit more info..,

  • Nettles are a true superfood! They’re packed with 40% protein – with a single portion containing as much as a sink full of kale. They’re rich in potassium, vitamin A, antioxidants and jam-packed full of iron.
  • Juniper is a natural antibacterial, antiviral, diuretic and antiseptic.
  • Yellow Dock Root is related to both rhubarb and sorrel and is rich in vitamins A and C and high in carotene.
  • Rhubarb is packed with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds. Some of these precious components are dietary fibre, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, B complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, manganese and magnesium.


Lurvill’s Negroni Spritz
Brecon Gin, Campari and a dash of orange bitters over ice. Topped with Lurvill’s Delight and a grapefruit garnish.

John Jones
Lurvill’s Delight mixed with Penderyn Whisky and two dashes of Angostura bitters. Served over ice.

Botanical Mist
Penderyn Whisky blended with Drambuie. Stir in a small rocks glass and topped up with Lurvill’s Delight.


Suitable for vegetarians, suitable for vegans, free from nuts and nut derivatives, free from gluten, free from dairy products, free from GM products.