Photo: via Reddit

brands The Most Quintessential British Brands  

Ellie Best
2.5k votes 193 voters 12k views Embed

There are certain brands that are viewed as being quintessentially British. It is rare that a Brit is not pictured as having a pinky finger sticking out as they sip on a cup of tea, or as running from one place to another in the pouring rain, gripping an umbrella as the wind rips it from their hands. From Jack Wills, to Hunter's Wellington boots, to Twinings tea, this is a list of the most quintessential British brands, those brands that are most closely associate with Britain, and the things that all others assume you absolutely need to be properly British.

What makes a brand quintessentially British? Well, it would seem that every British stereotype, from fashion, to diet, to transportation is somehow covered on this list. The quaint qualities of the Brits are represented by well known brands, such as Vivienne Westwood, as well as the more local-known companies such as First Great Western. Taken together, the brands on this list show off the best qualities of British culture, covering every topic down to the very candy British people treat themselves to.

What are the most quintessential British brands? Vote on your favorites below, or add any truly British brands that aren't already listed.

list ordered by

1
79 16
Aston Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

2
80 23
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

3
72 18
British Broadcasting Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

4
66 15
MINI Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

5
41 6
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
adam110586 added Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

6
52 16
Royal Mail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

7
54 18
British Airways is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

8
63 26
Cadbury is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
beernbugs added Cadbury

9
60 24
Harrods is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

10
55 23
Marks and Spencers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Marks and Spencers

11
62 34
Twinings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

12
43 25
National Trust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
National Trust

13
45 27
Burberry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

14
49 31
Pimms is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Pimms

The Brands British People Miss the Most When Abroad

15
40 23
Marmite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Marmite

16
45 31
Gordon's Gin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Gordon's Gin

17
40 32
Hunters Wellington Boots is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Hunters Wellington Boots

18
33 27
Yorkshire Tea is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Yorkshire Tea

19
36 31
Bisto Gravy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Bisto Gravy

20
27 21
Tesco Stores Ltd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
buzgen added Tesco Stores Ltd

21
22 26
Harvey Nichols is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

The Best Honey Mustard Brands of All-Time

22
23 30
Hamleys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

23
21 29
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

24
22 31
Dyson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

25
2 4
Golden Wonder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
bigcraig added Golden Wonder

26
22 33
Yellow Pages is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

27
3 6
Reebok is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
bigcraig added Reebok

28
18 28
Fred Perry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Fred Perry

Full Cast of Quo Vadis Actors/Actresses

29
17 27
Jimmy Choo Ltd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

30
18 29
English Tea Store is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
English Tea Store

31
21 36
Cath Kidston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Cath Kidston

32
15 27
BT Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

33
21 37
British Gas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
British Gas

34
17 32
The National Lottery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
The National Lottery

35
15 30
Innocent Drinks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

All Procter & Gamble Brands

36
14 29
First Great Western is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
First Great Western

37
12 28
James Smith Umbrellas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
James Smith Umbrellas

38
12 30
Mr Stanley's Confectionary is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Mr Stanley's Confectionary

39
13 32
Jack Wills is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

40
12 32
Kenco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Kenco

41
11 31
Costa Coffee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
buzgen added Costa Coffee

42
5 28
Campbell Cooper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Campbell Cooper

43
5 30
Holland Cooper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Holland Cooper

44
11 57
Marlboro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Marlboro