Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream

Shadycombe Road, Salcombe, Devon. TQ8 8DP
01548 843228

About Us

Peter Howard, a most enterprising man, retired from the Merchant Navy and in 1981 established an ice cream company – Salcombe Dairy – in the small, stone built shed at the bottom of Coronation Road in Salcombe. Why? Whilst on the beach in North Devon with his wife, enjoying the sun, sea and sand, he proudly announced “I think I shall start an ice cream company.” The thought became reality and the base ice cream recipe Peter devised before opening the company is the exact recipe that we use today.

Through good times, bad times, hey days and holidays, Salcombe Dairy has endured: principally because the ice cream is so very good. And it is so very good due to the quality of the ingredients and the passion and exacting standards of the people who make it. The milk has always come straight from the farm first thing each morning, the double cream comes in fresh from the creamery. The sugar and butter come from farther afield because we can’t get them in Devon, but it is the best we can find. As for the flavour ingredients – we always secure the very best quality.

Salcombe Dairy’s philosophy of almost 30 years still applies: create a sumptuous recipe and use only the finest natural ingredients to make the highest quality, award winning dairy ice creams, premium sorbets and luxury crushes. Quality without compromise…

The people who work for Salcombe Dairy are as special as our ice creams, sorbets and frozen yoghurts. A truly dedicated and professional team they all do more than they have to for their colleagues and our customers and suppliers. It’s all well and good having innovative concepts, marvellous recipes and first quality ingredients, but it is the skill, dedication and pride of these guys, that elevates our ice cream, sorbet and frozen yoghurts above and beyond the finest available.  Salcombe Dairy has been BRC accredited for the last 5 years.  This is a fantastic achievement where we can now demonstrate that, not only do we make fantastic ice cream, but we make it to very stringent standards! To download our Current BRC Certificate please click here.

Local Distribution
Our customers are allocated a regularly delivery day and 24 hours prior to this, our sales team calls to discuss requirements. If an order has already been placed by telephone or on-line, we still give our customers a quick courtesy call, just in case there has been – or there might be – that “sunshine rush”. Deliveries are made throughout the day, and although we try to accommodate various opening times, we cannot make this a prerequisite of your order. Depending on traffic and seasonal demands, your order will generally be at a similar time each delivery so you can plan to accept it.

National Distribution
Through a number of different distribution channels it is possible to receive our products all over the country. Please contact us for further details.


Scrumptious. Sophisticated. Simply superb.

Located at the corner of Island Street/Shadycombe Road car park.











Introducing New for 2018 The Bar by Salcombe Dairy. A range of irresistible Bean to Bar chocolate, made in Salcombe with love, just for you. Come and see us to taste The Bar and see the chocolate being made at our factory shop, Island Street, Salcombe.

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