brands The Most Quintessential British Brands  

Ellie Best
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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.

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

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84 23
Land Rover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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70 17
MINI Cooper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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74 21
British Broadcasting Company is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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43 6
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
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58 18
British Airways is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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

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65 27
Cadbury is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
beernbugs added Cadbury

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

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62 26
Harrods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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67 35
Twinings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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49 28
Burberry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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45 26
National Trust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
National Trust

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51 32
Pimms is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Pimms

The Brands British People Miss the Most When Abroad

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42 25
Marmite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Marmite

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46 32
Gordon's Gin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Gordon's Gin

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41 33
Hunters Wellington Boots is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Hunters Wellington Boots

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37 32
Bisto Gravy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Bisto Gravy

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33 28
Yorkshire Tea is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Yorkshire Tea

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

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22 27
Harvey Nichols is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

The Best Honey Mustard Brands of All-Time

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

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23 31
Dyson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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21 30
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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22 34
Yellow Pages is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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2 5
Golden Wonder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
bigcraig added Golden Wonder

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18 29
Fred Perry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Fred Perry

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Reebok is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
bigcraig added Reebok

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

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

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BT Group is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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Cath Kidston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Cath Kidston

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21 38
British Gas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
British Gas

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17 33
The National Lottery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
The National Lottery

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15 30
First Great Western is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
First Great Western

All Procter & Gamble Brands

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15 31
Innocent Drinks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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13 29
James Smith Umbrellas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
James Smith Umbrellas

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15 34
Jack Wills is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands

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12 31
Mr Stanley's Confectionary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Mr Stanley's Confectionary

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12 33
Kenco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Kenco

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11 32
Costa Coffee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
buzgen added Costa Coffee

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5 29
Campbell Cooper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Campbell Cooper

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5 31
Holland Cooper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Holland Cooper

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11 58
Marlboro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Quintessential British Brands
Marlboro