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The award-winning ice cream made on a small family farm near Bath

Summer is almost here, the evenings are getting longer the days are heating up and what better way to enjoy a summer day in Somerset than to eat fresh, creamy ice cream made on a farm right here in the countryside?

Marshfield Ice Cream is one of the best ice creams in the country and it is made from rich, creamy milk from cows grazing happily on the family farm near Bath.

Its delicious, creamy ice cream is like no other, it has no preservatives and it is literally in the cone just 24 hours after the cow is milked.

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The flavors are so creamy and with new recipes being added all the time. It really is well worth a try and great to know it is made from cows right here on our land.

They have won so many national and regional awards for best ice cream it is impossible to list them all.

Marshfield Farm is a home, a farm and a multi award-winning ice cream manufacturer. There are 1,100 acres of farmland outside Bath and every drop of fresh milk in the ice cream can be traced back to the field it first came from.

Now that is something.

Will and Dawn Hawking, who run Marshfield Farm, are passionate about sustainable farming and everything is delivered fresh with as little damage to the environment as possible.

They have vegan ice cream and they even have ice cream for dogs.



Marshfield ice cream is made with milk straight from the cows at the farm

Their mouth watering flavors contain fruit grown locally here in the west country, the blackberry and clotted cream is a clear favorite of this correspondent, Irish cream liqueur a hot second and the caramel fudge in clotted cream is right up there.

Marshfield Ice Cream is on the menu in top London restaurants and is exported to all parts of the world.

Set on a farm in luscious countryside, it is one of our best and favorite success stories.

Started 30 years ago on a farm in Marshfield it has grown into a household name, with wonderful flavors of ice cream all produced from cows on the farm.

The creamy ice cream is in almost every shop around the region, at every festival and huge events like the Bath & West Show when it is running.

Even at Glastonbury Festival, revellers take a breath from the festivities to restore their palate with a refreshing dollop of Marshfield ice cream.

Almost 30 different flavors of ice cream are produced, all in a converted cowshed on the farm.

At full capacity 2,500 liters of ice cream is made every hour – that is enough to fill 31 bathtubs.

The story of the business is part of local history.

It all began when Will Hawking’s parents first came to Marshfield Farm in 1971.

Times were hard, but they were young and enthusiastic.

Will’s father would milk their small dairy herd of 50 Friesian cows out in the field in a mobile milking parlor.

By the time Will returned from agricultural college in the mid 1980s, the farm was pretty well established.

Will needed something to keep him busy on the farm, he had an idea.

The herd had doubled in size and there was plenty of fresh milk about, he had always loved ice cream.

When he was at school he set up his own ice cream business, selling ice creams to his friends, so he decided to combine his two life-long passions – farming and ice cream.

Will married Dawn in 1991 and together they ran the ice cream business as a hobby in their spare time.

When they were chosen to supply ice cream to The Pump Room in Bath, Will and Dawn’s hard work was given some real credibility and they realized that they had something special.

Today, more than 20 staff now helps the farm and ice cream businesses all run smoothly and this summer the ice cream made right here on our farms will grace the tables and cones of so many people young and old around the country.

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