The Ice Cream Farm attracts over 500,000 visitors a year to the beautiful Cheshire countryside, where they can enjoy everything that the farm has to offer, including over 40 delicious flavours of ice cream, Sorbets and frozen fruit smoothies.
Produced on the farm, Cheshire Farm’s award winning Real Dairy Ice Cream is made using fresh whole milk and fresh cream, and only the finest ingredients are carefully selected.
The production unit is possibly the biggest in the North West and is capable of producing over 2000Ltrs of ice cream an hour. As well as supplying ice cream for all of our visitors, Cheshire Farm Ice Cream also supplies over 900 pubs, restaurants, hotels, retail outlets throughout the North-West And nationwide through local wholesalers.
A brief history…
1980 – Tom and Margaret Fell moved to Drumlan Hall Farm with their two sons Jonathan and Graeme. The introduction of Milk Quota restrictions led them to look for ways to add value to the excess milk that their 300 dairy cows were producing.
1986 -The Fells saw a gap in the market for ‘Real Dairy Ice Cream’. Part of the farm buildings were converted into a production area, with a small parlour for the public to purchase the ice cream straight from the farm.
In June of this year Cheshire Farm Ice Cream started production.
A viewing gallery was built so customers could see the cows being milked and the ice cream parlour was doubled in size to cope with demand.
As the ice creams popularity increased, more and more businesses started to show interest in stocking Cheshire Farm Ice Cream. This demand was met with the Farms first delivery van.
Present Day – As the years have passed, the Fells have constantly re-invested in the business, making it the success that it is today. Cheshire Farm Ice Cream remains a family business and Tom and Margaret still play a pivotal role. Jonathan is now a company Director, dealing with the day to day running of the business, whilst Graeme acts as Production Manager.