History and Heritage – Brymor Dairy

Our Heritage

Our story begins in 1984 when milk quotas were introduced, forcing Brian Moore (hence the name), to diversify the spare milk from his small Guernsey herd into making ice cream. After some trial and error, and lots and lots of tastings sessions, Brian perfected the recipe which we haven’t changed since.

On their small farm in Weeton, Brian and his wife, Brenda, would make the ice cream in the morning then sell it in the afternoon from an 8ft square hut at the farm gates. Countless awards followed, and word quickly spread of the richest, creamiest ice cream going and visitors flocked to the farm. It became so popular that local residents began to complain that their quiet little village had become overrun with traffic; it was time to find somewhere more suitable. After searching the length and breadth of the country, our current location at High Jervaulx, in lower Wensleydale, was chosen as the ideal place to take the business forward.

A new purpose-built manufacturing plant and parlour were built to cope with demand, with the parlour becoming an obligatory stop for passing visitors- we now attract over 300,000 people annually.

Ice Cream

The Present

Today Brymor goes from strength to strength and we remain the only producer in Yorkshire making ice cream with milk from our own herd of pedigree Guernsey cows. Brymor is now stocked in more than 300 independent retailers, farm shops and selected supermarkets including Waitrose and Booths. We make all our ice cream by hand here on the farm and we are proud to have on public view the calves and young stock from our herd who will one day produce the milk we use for our ice cream.