The focus has always been to produce the highest quality of artisan food and drink possible, which has special links to Cumbria and the Lake District and showcases the very best that the region has to offer, with all its unique and delicious flavours. Lakeland Artisan has expanded over years and comprises Cumbrian Delights, Mawson's Original Drinks, Lakeland Hampers and the newest addition to the Lakeland Artisan family, Lakeland Liqueurs. The company are proud to have been awarded with 36 Great Taste Awards over the last 8 years.

Mawson's Traditional Drinks:

The story of Mawson's Traditional Drinks begins in 1933, when milkman Joe Mawson’s arrived in Lancashire and bought a herbalist's shop. The back room of Joe's with its piano, card tables and home-brewed beer was soon a popular meeting place for local people.

Joe brewed up to forty gallons a day of the non-alcoholic beer in the cellar of the shop. A mixture of more than twenty herbs was boiled for forty minutes before being left to cool with a slice of yeast-covered toast floating on surface. The concoction was then worked for twenty-four hours, casked and kept for twelve hours more before being ready to serve. Joe charged 4d a pint.

Suppliers to Joe's came partly from J .Nichols & Co, who kept many temperance bars stocked up with loose herbs, herbal tablets and concentrates for making herbal drinks. These concentrates included gingerette, lime, cream soda, Vimto and Sarsaparilla.

Mawson's became part of Lakeland Artisan in late 2017 and we are proud to keep the tradition alive and still produce the drinks from Joe's traditional recipes and have developed the range of cordials of flavours full of memories of years gone by. The introduction of an old classic range of stone bottles in ginger, sarsaparilla, spiced fruit punch and dandelion and burdock all received Great Taste Awards in 2017.

Lakeland Liqueurs & Syrups:

Following the success of our Prosecco syrups ranges, Lakeland Liqueurs was launched in late 2017 and is proving to be a fantastic success. The range now includes 7 gins, 3 vodkas and 3 rums.ias well as a Cumbrian classic Damson Gin and our newest addition, Herbaceous Strawberry, made with fresh mint and basil. Our liqueurs are handcrafted using real fruit syrups blended with quality gin, vodka or rum to create the perfect liqueur.