original sheep's milk ice cream


About Us...


Partners: Juliet Noble and Martin Orbach

Our key ingredient is fresh, healthy, whole sheep’s milk which we have been using for over 30 years.

Sheep’s milk is exceptionally high in solids –heading towards single cream - which means, uniquely, that we make our ice-cream using just the full fat milk. The result is proper smooth, creamy dairy ice cream, but with half the fat.

We made our first ice cream back in 1987, using milk produced on our own farm on the Herefordshire/Wales border. From the beginning we made a conscious decision not to sell to the trade, but to take our ice-cream direct to the consumer – in a cornet.

It’s a philosophy we have stuck with and have never regretted. We retain control of our product all the way along the line; we have great flexibility in terms of what flavours we make; we don’t spend time and money on packaging; and we are continually in touch with the people who matter most, our customers.  

The downside is…we lost a lot of  weekends. [there’s always a downside !]

You can find our ice cream throughout the summer at Shows and Festivals across the country or you can come to our Ice Cream Parlour in Hay-on-Wye which is open 7 days a week.

 Photo by: Lauren

Photo by: Lauren

Shows & Events...

Find our ice cream throughout the summer at Shows and Festivals across the country

Our smaller units carry a range of up to 9 flavours always including a non-dairy option

At our pop-up Ice Cream Parlour you will also find  home-made sauces hot and cold, titivating toppings and bits, thirst-quenching shakes and an eclectic selection of hot drinks

Why not book us for your event?

With our range of units we can cater for anything from a wedding or private party up to 20,000 capacity public event. 

If you want to check out our ice cream first, why not make a visit to our Parlour...



Hay-on-Wye's ice-cream parlour was opened by Juliet and Martin in April 2000. It is now under the new ownership  of Jess Hope-Jones and renamed Shepherds Parlour

With its 16 flavour cabinet, it's a great place to explore the full range of Shepherds Ice Cream.

Turnover is fast, the ice cream is at its freshest and flavours change from day to day. We particularly like to play with fresh fruits when in season, like blood oranges or gooseberries, and we love to use fresh spices to make flavours like Lebanese Coffee and Cinnamon Chai. Almost any day you will find something to surprise you.

For full details of all the wonderful things on offer there visit



01497 821898



9 High Town, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5AE



M-F 9.30a–5.30p
Sa 9.30a–6.00p
Su 10.30a–5.30p

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day



9 High Town, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5AE


Contact Us

If you would like to buy our ice cream wholesale, book us for an outdoor event or just find out more about the business please use the contact form or alternatively ring us on 01981 550 716

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