Welcome to Bates Farms & Dairy Ltd
Local dairy produce, from local dairy farms, delivered 6 days a week
We are very proud to say that we have been providing fresh milk & dairy products for over 75 years. Bates are a family business, we know our milk & cream inside and out, from cow to carton, and that’s how we have consistently grown over the years to become one of the best-loved and largest independent dairies in the area.
Bates deliver the freshest milk, six days a week to over 10,000 doorstep and wholesale customers across Merseyside, Wirral and Lancashire in our fleets of eco-friendly electric milk floats, modern vans & hard working wagons.
Although we can provide our milk in the modern plastic containers, we continue to bottle the white stuff in traditional recyclable glass bottles and deliver these, along with many other products to customer doorsteps on a daily basis.
We also supply local shops, mini supermarkets, garages, cafes, hotels, restaurants, and other catering establishments in the North West area so if you live anywhere nearby, the chances are you have already drunk a glass of Bates milk or have had a cup of tea or coffee with our milk not so long ago!
Take a look around our website to find out more about Bates Dairy, our produce, and the types of customers we supply.
The freshest milk, pasteurised and bottled daily
Three tankers of raw milk sourced from local farms across Merseyside, Lancashire, and the Wirral arrive at our dairy processing site every single day, where we pasteurise and bottle the milk before sending it back out across the North West and into your glasses, bowls, and cups of tea!
We deliver Bates fresh milk six days a week to over 10,000 customers in the Southport area and also supply other local, independent dairies who deliver our products to doorsteps beyond our reach across the area.
Bates Doorstep Deliveries
As one of the last remaining family run dairies in the region, we pride ourselves on the quality of our produce, the efficiency of our delivery service and as always, the freshness of our milk!
As well as our Bates iconic, classic milk floats, our friendly milkmen are very well known throughout the local community and provide a valued service to customers of all type.
Wholesale Dairy Supplier
If you own or are operating a professional catering establishment, you’re going to need a good dairy supplier. We can cater for all types and sizes of business, and understand the need for a close working relationship at all times.
Whether you need just milk, cream, or the full range of other products we can offer, give us a call to see how we can help.
Supporting Local Farmers
Since Bates Dairy was established nearly 80 years ago, we have always believed in working closely with local dairy farmers and ensuring the future of the dairy trade remains strong. We have always believed in paying the farmers a fair price for their milk to maintain a good working relationship for many years to come, and operate to an ethos of sustainability.
Where Can We Deliver Milk To?
From Southport across the North West
Bates deliver fresh dairy produce, direct to private customers doorsteps in Southport, as well as supplying many of the town’s businesses, cafes, hotels and restaurants. We also deliver to many businesses across the region along with supplying produce to some of the area’s smaller dairies.
Just some of the areas we currently supply milk and dairy to are listed below, however, we are always happy to try and extend our service to other parts of the region. Please call or contact us by email to see if we can offer our service in your area.
Currently Bates supply milk and dairy daily in; Southport, Sefton, Liverpool, St Helens, Merseyside, Preston, Lancashire, Wirral, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Bromborough, Bebington, Port Sunlight. West Kirby, Leasowe, Morton, Bidston, Meols, Hoylake, Greasby, Frankby, Thurstaston, Barnston, Heswall, Brimstage, Thornton, Hough, Hooton, Raby, South Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Parkgate, Neston, Little Neston, Burton, Willaston, Hooton, Childer, Thornton, Ledsham, Puddington, Capenhurst, Shotwick, Two Mills.