The History of Beechdean

Since 1989 Beechdean Dairies have been producing high quality Dairy Ice Cream which is supplied to a number of specialist retail outlets and high profile venues around the country, and are now one of the UK’s leading Ice Cream manufacturers.
Over the years Beechdean has added many regional brands of ice cream and sells a range of ice creams from value to the most indulgent products.
Andrew & Susie Howard are the co-founders of the business. They met at University when they were both studying Agricultural Science. Farming was in the blood for Susie as her family had been producing top quality milk for over 30 years. After coming up with the business idea, they researched the market and attended a one day ice cream manufacturing course. It all made perfect sense considering their backgrounds, and in June 1989 the first Beechdean Farmhouse Dairy Ice Cream was produced.

Beechdean has continually invested in the production capabilities at the two sites and can now manufacture a staggering 10,000 litres of ice cream per hour. This makes the company the third largest ice cream manufacturer in the UK. Each site is purpose built to focus on key production lines. A long way from the first equipment in 1989 that made 24 litres per hour.
The company is going from strength to strength and are capable of producing in excess of 30 million litres.
Always known for its 100% commitment, Beechdean is proud of its Farmhouse Ice Cream range which is free from artificial colourings, flavourings or additives, suitable for vegetarians and is gluten free.
There will be an ice cream from the Beechdean Family that suits your needs so please contact us for more information.
We hope you enjoy our products.