Today I sipped from a bottle of Hadrian Still Spring Water.
The product is contained within a round clear PETE bottle. It has a navy lid and a navy label. Hadrian Still spring water apparently originates from Northumbria, so it's a good ole British mineral water. Because of this there is a tiny water-colour style picture of Hadrian's Wall. Hardly lifestyle stuff, is it? Realistically the packaging is disappointing. It's something you'd find in a tea-room, something associated with people who eat Devon Cream teas and Cornish ice-cream - overtly British. It looks dated and inexpensive. In its packaging it clearly does not strive to rival the more desirable brands since by no stretch of the imagination does it have a "cool" factor.
The water, thankfully, has no scent. This is because it is neither flavoured nor revolting. It has a subdued taste which is slightly milky, without straying away from the overall indescribable taste of water. This may be down to the Calcium content of the water - 107mg/l. So it's even good for your teeth! It is definitely refreshing, and tasted good chilled and at room-temperature. Definitely a desired alternative to the harsher tasting tap water.
I paid 39p for a 365ml bottle in Gregg's which I think is very cheap, especially as it's definitely a rival to the other market leaders in the taste category.
If you drink mineral water to look cool then I suggest you look elsewhere for a different brand, because the packaging will get you nowhere in the "cool" stakes. But if, like me, you drink it because it's a refreshing, cleaner and tastier alternative to tap water, then try Hadrian Still Spring Water. It's a cheaper alternative AND it's good to buy British.