Welcome to the Burgess Ice Cream Website

History of Burgess

"Burgess & Son" was originally founded by Mark Burgess, a former Mayor of Beverley in the early 1920's. Mark and his wife Muriel started a small grocery shop in North Bar Within, Beverley, making the ice cream on the shop's kitchen stove. At first the ice cream was sold only through the shop and the local cinema. As the business expanded Mark's son Ian came into the business and had the idea of going mobile. A three wheeler bicycle was purchased and the ice cream was sold around the local streets and markets. In the late 1960's the general public began to buy home freezers and it was decided to manufacture take home freezer packs. The small factory was enlarged and new machines were purchased to cope with the increasing demand of the take home products. As this side of the business expanded a new factory at Market Weighton was purchased in 1979, solely for the production of bulk ice cream.

Today the Market Weighton factory makes all the pre-packed icecream, and the icecream for cones, wafers etc. , distributing it to its many outlets thoughtout Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The Burgess shop has now moved to Wednesday Market, Beverley but still sells the range of icecreams. Over the years the product range has been continually increased. Today the Company offers a choice of lots of different Ice creams, including the Original Dairy, Soft Scoop Non-Dairy, and Double Gold (made with double cream and butter). In addition to these the company offers a choice of many different types of flavoured ice creams and sorbets.

The Beverley shop is open on Saturday and Sunday in the winter months and 7 days a week from easter until the end of the season.