About Us

Contact Us… 

t: 01799 523122

(Please call between 7-11am Monday-Friday)

e: milkman@waldendairy.co.uk

(Please quote URN number or address)

f: 01799 523122

135 Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3BJ

After being manager of Halsted Co-op during the war, my grandfather Edwin founded Walden Dairy in 1947. He bought the rounds that were still being distributed from a churn by hand and replaced them with milk in bottles. My father joined the Dairy on leaving Braintree Grammar School and they built up the business in Saffron Walden and the surrounding villages. Together they built the dairy processing plant, on the present site, enabling them to pasteurise and bottle the milk that they collected in 10 gallon churns from local farms.

Having grown up working on the bottle washer at the Dairy during school holidays, I returned full – time in 1987 as a milkman. I set about growing the business by supplying niche products to the major dairies including Channel Island and organic milk.

At this time we were processing 51,000 pints of milk a week and delivering on average 24,000 pints locally. In the mid 1990’s, 75% of all milk consumed was delivered to the doorstep.  With the rise of the supermarkets this figure is now less than 20%. We ceased processing milk in 2005 and now focus solely on doorstep delivery.

Today I still believe in the benefits of doorstep delivery, returnable glass bottles and the use of electric vehicles where possible. I will continue to provide the best service I can for our existing customers and for those we welcome in the future.

Michael Stephenson

We serve a geographical area from Saffron Walden southwards to Bishops Stortford and eastwards to Braintree.

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