Friday the 13th proved to a good day at the Holywell as Environmental Health officers visited our bottling plant. Following a 2-hour inspection of the process, which also included insight to the HACCP and traceability records, our local health office declared us a 5 star establishment- the highest accolade available.
Holywell Spring water can now be seen on the tables at the Michelin starred, critically acclaimed restaurant Purnells, Birmingham. Maitre-de Jean- Benoit was delighted to offer his guests, who invariably have to book weeks- sometimes months in advance, such a unique and prestigious enhancement to their dining experience.
Holywell Spring Water was on the menu at the prestigious Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards 2009, held at the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel in South Cerney. Two hundred and fifty guests attended a champagne reception and three course Black Tie event. The Awards included Chef of the Year, restaurant of the Year and Food Personality of the Year. Needless to say not everybody had a tipple as every bottle of Still and Sparkling Holywell Spring Water had been consumed by the end of the evening!
Holywell Spring Water was the subject of a three-page spread in the August edition of glossy county magazine, Worcestershire Life. The feature delved into the history of the Holy Well and explained the provenance of the water as well as detailing our hopes for the future of the Well and its water. Available now from all good local newsagents or view the article online!
Holywell Spring Water received a fantastic write-up in the Birmingham Post as the Friday night main feature on 24th July. Food critic, Richard McComb, took a special interest in the combination of locally produced spring water, the rejuvenation of an ancient spring and the father-and-son business venture. Read more by clicking on the link to the article.
A new thread in the rich tapestry of the Holywell Spring was woven on the 20th July 2009 as bottling rolled into life. 150 bottles of Still and Sparkling Holywell Spring Water were produced: these will be available to purchase in early August in numbered early edition packs. If you are interested in purchasing one of these historical limited edition packs please use the contact form on this website.
Jane Sullivan, editor of top regional magazine Worcestershire Life, came to the Holywell to interview directors Mike and Rhys Humm. Jane was given a tour of the well, the bottling room and the colourful history that characterises Holywell Spring Water, whilst photographer Rachel took some creative snaps for the magazine. The full interview will appear in August’s addition of Worcestershire Life, available to purchase in July.
A state of the art labelling machine and ROPP capper have been installed and commissioned at the Holywell. The automated labelling machine can label and heat seal comfortably 500 bottles an hour. The machine also personalises each batch of bottles with a hot foil system, providing vital traceability to production.