Who Are We?

The Start-Up Drinks Lab specialise in helping drinks brands, big and small, innovate. From the moment you have that drink idea, we can help by offering beverage development, bottling, and branding.

We are a drinks innovation agency that happen to have our very own craft drink production facility.

We can help you go from “concept to shelf” in as little as 3 months.

Many of our clients call us “The Drinkubator”. We’ll happily take that!

The Start-Up Drinks Lab - Who Are We

Our services include….


Beverage and Liquid Development

We offer beverage development through our highly qualified professional food scientists. This service ensures that you can turn your drink idea into a commercial recipe.


Small Batch Bottling

Our small batch bottling line allows you to do test your new drink using a Trial Day. Once fine tuned it, you can continue to produce craft sized batches until you are large enough to go to a contract bottler.


“Concept to Shelf” Package

New to the drinks industry or just stretched for time? We can help by taking all the hard work off your plate with our “Concept to Shelf” package. You get to focus on feeding back on the taste and branding while we manage the full process all the way to finished goods.  

The Start-Up Drinks Lab - Who Are We

What Customers Say About Us

“In November 2018 I approached the BSDA as I had developed a new Healthy Drink and need help bringing it to life in the market. They suggested a couple of companies who I discussed this with. The call to Hannah at The Start-up Drinks Lab was not only professional but they totally grasped where I wanted to go with it. The Start-up Drinks Lab is the ‘whole’ package and has an extensive list of contacts to assist you. I have an amazing relationship with them and look forward to the next stages of my development.”
Bernadette Maddocks – Founder of Hon Limited

From Concept to Shelf

Watch this quick film to find out how The Start-Up Drinks Lab can help create your next drink.

Thanks to our friends at HMRC, we also have a compounding license. This means we can do small batch bottling for alcoholic drinks including RTDs (Ready to Drink), Beer and Cider.