Crows Nest Soft Drinks
Crows Nest Soft Drinks
4.5
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Established in 1903, Crows Nest Soft Drinks is one of the oldest surviving small town soft drink and cordial manufacturers. There is a collection of vintage bottles and memorabilia in the shop display. Visitors are welcome to taste test and take a factory tour. Open weekdays from 8.30am to 4.30pm and most weekends from 9am to 2pm (would Phone to confirm). A true taste of the past!
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Chrisste1
Gold Coast, Australia369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a great place to visit, unfortunately they do not have tours anymore, but the staff give you a lot of information about the Business.
The staff are first class treat you like friends not just customers.
Tastings of the products is free and no pressure, just take your time.
Excellent soft drinks and syrups for toppings and coffee.
We will always visit when in Crows Nest
Written 3 April 2023
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freespirit1950
Norwich, UK190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We wre intrigued to see this small, traditional, family run soft drinks factory in action when visiting Crows Nest. Unfortunately they were not in production when we arrived and we did not have time to wait for the afternoon shift to start but the owners were very happy to give us a taste-testing session and tell us all about their traditional flavours (sarsparilla, anyone?) and methods.

It is wonderful to see a small business hold on to its customer base in a world run run the global giants like Coca Cola and their products taste really good, too!

The Crows Nest brand has been around nearly 120 years; here's to 120 more!
Written 28 October 2022
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QLDCB
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
This place could do a lot more for the tourism $$ but that would cost more money. There main business is soft drinks which is a competitive market.

Enjoyable 30 minutes sampling soMe of the syrups. Worth a look
Written 2 July 2022
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Julie D
Burnett Heads, Australia151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Yum... I am not a big soft drink fan but love the variety of flavours. Add as little or lot to Soda water. Grandkids love the toppings for ice cream. Really nice lady, great service
Written 16 January 2022
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Tamara L
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
On a recent stay in Ravensborne we found this wonderful little gemstone, Crows Nest Cordials.
Their great little shop had displays of old bottles and old factory items, but best of all was their Double Sarsaparilla Cordial. As I have not been to find good quality Sarsosrlla I bought a 5L container! It is so delicious, brings back childhood memories.
Written 30 November 2021
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MOORESJR
Brisbane Region, Australia152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
Yummy, yummy, yummy. These soft drinks are way better than wimmers!! The Musk, Raspberry, Blue Lemonade and Lime Supreme are delicious. Still to try the Lime, lemon/lime/bitters, double sarsaparilla. Might have to take another long road trip just to buy more!
Written 22 July 2021
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Chrisste1
Gold Coast, Australia369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
We stopped at Crows Nest and went for a walk, seeing the Crows Nest Cordial and soft drink factory we went for a look.
We where totally surprised, the owners are extremely welcoming, and gave a talk, while working. How the drinks are made and what involved. It’s was an eye opener.
Definitely give this factory a visit
Written 14 June 2021
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Greg J
Brisbane, Australia34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Interesting small business. Some memorabilia to see and a good range of locally produced soft drinks and cordials. Reasonable pricing. Staff not especially friendly but did the job.
Written 7 April 2021
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GregBarlow
Burleigh Heads, Australia41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
It's a MUST DO for young and old. Watch the soft drinks and the syrups being made in the factory. See their unique collection of old soft drink bottles from around Queensland of all the prior independent privately owned soft drink makers that have since closed down or been bought out.
Next door to the Crows Nest Cafe, it's a must see.
We were told that there are 1 or 2 others in Qld but since it's beginnings in 1903, it's the oldest.
Written 24 January 2021
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Somassi
Brisbane, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Great little spot to pick up some delicious soft drinks and flavour concentrates. The Lemon lime and bitters, lychee and double sarsaparilla are definitely a hit. Will definitely be back. Staff were very friendly and accomodating for us to try the different flavours available.
Written 5 October 2020
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