The Making of Bradwell’s

Bradwell’s Dairy Ice Cream has been lovingly made in the little village of Bradwell in the Peak District, Derbyshire for well over 100 years.


Our founder, Grandma Hannah locally produced all her delicious recipes by hand. She sold her ice cream across The Peak District. As there was no electricity, the ice was bought in by train from Sheffield. Her kitchen is now the busy Ice Cream parlour, where traditional values remain as true as ever.


Over the many years Hannah, her grandson Noel and then the current manufacturing staff have continued to strive to make the most delicious Ice cream.  We use knowledge developed over 118 years of production whilst also adding a touch of the new with modern twists on many of our newer flavours.

Over the years, our reputation grew and we are proud to be known as one of the region’s finest purveyors of quality, rich Dairy Ice Cream. Our mouth-watering flavours still retain Bradwell’s characteristic core values – intensely moreish and full of flavour. All our ice cream is gluten free with the exception of Cookies and Creme, suitable for vegetarians and free from eggs.


Today, we sell our ‘take home & enjoy’ tubs in shops & deli’s as well as through selected major regional supermarkets like, Asda and Morrisons. Our ice cream is available in 125ml individual tubs with a ‘spoon in the lid’, 500ml, 1 & 2 litre tubs. Our ice cream cornets can also be enjoyed by children and adults alike ‘out and about’ at major shopping centres such as The Trafford Centre, as well regional cafes, parks, shops and restaurants. For your catering needs we sell 4 and 10 litre sized packs, perfect for scooping!


Our Changing Customer

Over the years, we have noticed that our customers tastes have changed – ice cream sales are less dependent upon hot weather, which is great news for us! People have always liked to enjoy our ice cream on impulse, shopping or in the park, but more customers than ever seem to enjoy sharing our ice cream with friends and family at home. Further more, our customers have become much more discerning and sophisticated. In a recent survey, our customers asked us for a range of ‘grown up’ adult flavours, they could enjoy year-round and not just during the summer months.

Ethical & Environmental Commitment

Bradwell’s Dairy Ice Cream Limited acknowledges the importance of supplying products of a consistent and high standard within an environmentally sound framework. We strive continually to improve our environmental performance and prevent pollution.

Community Links

We are dedicated to supporting our local community whether that be local schools, pre-schools, colleges and businesses. We also attend local village fete’s, fairs and farming events. We regularly hold schools competitions and have even helped a school set up an ice cream parlour in their tuck shop!

Awards & PR

We were delighted to receive our Diploma from the Ice Cream Alliance. Jane was also invited to become a judge at the Ice Cream Alliance. Over the years we are proud to have scooped many prestigious awards for our ice cream! These include, Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards, from various competitions at local farming events, including the Bakewell Show. For over 10 years we have achieved BRC grade A accreditation every year for manufacturing Ice Cream.  This is the benchmark for best practice in the Ice Cream Industry