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Nestled in the centre of Edgworth village in the heart of Lancashire, Holdens & Co.  can be found at the home we’ve kept since opening in 1929.

Holdens & Co. are proud,  family run, artisan ice cream makers. We have been making our famous dairy ice cream from the same site in Edgworth Village in Lancashire since 1929. Our milk comes from Holstein Friesian cows who graze in the fields of the same farm we’ve always worked with, less than a mile up the road.We’re proud that our original dairy ice cream has just 6 ingredients. It boasts a buttery rich flavour and traditional texture making for a dense ice cream.This means it doesn’t melt as soon as you look at it and has unique characteristics such as larger ice crystals within it. This is due to us making the ice cream to the same methods as 1929 when machinery wasn’t equipped to whip so much air into ice cream the way it does now. Since 2010 we have introduced a variety of flavours to our collection. These are made using more modern techniques so whilst retaining the quality, density and richness of our original they are smoother & have a lighter mouthfeel.

Now run by the Cort family, Holdens & Co. cherishes its heritage whilst bringing new ideas and style to the fore.In October 2016 we opened our second Holdens & Co. site within the newly developed Kitchen Courtyard at Haigh Hall Country Park.Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and we have grown the footprint of Holdens & Co. by adding multiple mobile ice cream units in the form of ice cream vans and ice cream bikes to our offering and through our wholesale supply to local stockists.

Stockists & Customers

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