Coca-Cola pulls plug on Malvern, the Queen's favourite mineral water

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It has been enjoyed by royalty for centuries and is the only brand served at the Queen’s castles and palaces.

But in a few days’ time, the final batch of Malvern Water will be bottled and its production plant in the town shut down.

Coca-Cola, the brand’s owner, said today that output was too low for it to keep the site open and it will be sold off for luxury housing. Seventeen workers face redundancy.

‘This is a great shock,’ said Paul Tuthill, chairman of the Worcestershire spa town’s council. ‘What is the Queen going to do about her water because she always drank Malvern Water?

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