Welcome to The Little Cow Shed

Serving you fresh, local produce

Milk | Milkshakes | Coffee | Hot Food | Sweet Treats | Ice Cream

We’re open seven days a week, from 7 am to 9 pm

Hot food (from our Hot Stuff counter) is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, plus Bank Holidays and Seasonal Events.

The Little Cow Shed is brought to you by the Dale Farming Family

We have been farming the Cheshire countryside with our close-knit team for generations. You will find The Little Cow Shed nestled in the corner of Hare Lane Farm, just a short trip from Holmes Chapel, Congleton and Sandbach. Our 'What 3 Words' location is QUALITY – FRIEND – TELEVISE. You can also find our produce over the road at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve.

The Little Cow Shed is filled daily with gently pasteurised, unhomogenised, whole milk produced by our herd of A2 tested, grazing cows. Fill your reusable glass bottle to take home, or enjoy a milkshake in a range of delicious flavours, with a stunning view of the pasture beyond. There's a range of sweet treats and our milk also is used to make our artisan ice cream and is a vital ingredient in the best coffee in the area! You might even spot some of our girls out grazing!

On Sundays our Hot Stuff counter serves hot breakfast baps with locally sourced ingredients. Perfect after a stroll around nature reserve at Brereton Heath!



There’s a Big Story behind The Little Cow Shed

Herbert & Nora Dale delivered fresh milk daily to homes in the local area during the 1940’s through to the 1960’s before passing the milk round onto another local farming family to focus on their wider farming business.

They initially tended to just 18 cows, and the family farming business has continued through the next three generations. The Little Cow Shed may be new, but our experience and love for dairy farming are long-standing.

We are now coming full circle, and the Dale family are delighted to be once again able to offer fresh milk to the local community. If you would like to know more about Dale Farming, click on the logo below.


It doesn't get any fresher!

Our cows are raised on the farm, enjoying a content life in the pasture. The milk is prepared on-site, just three fields away from the dairy. There are no food miles here!

Our milk tastes good because:

  • Our cows are grass-fed for at least 270 days of the year and often longer. Grazing cows give the milk a superior creamy taste
  • We gently pasteurise to help keep the goodness in
  • Our milk Is not homogenised, meaning the cream rises to the top
  • Our milk is naturally high in Omega 3, Antioxidants and Vitamin E


At The Little Cow Shed, we selected glass bottles in a bid to reduce plastic. Once you’ve paid a small price for the bottle, you can use it forever.

Select your glass bottle and fill it with whole milk from our chilled vending machines. Take your milk home to enjoy and store it in the fridge to stay fresh.

Please give it a gentle shake before you pour on your cornflakes.

Once you’ve finished, wash the bottle thoroughly with hot, soapy water and bring it back for more.

Payment is contactless (cash is taken at Hot Stuff only).

Pop down with your family for a milkshake

Made with our delicious, creamy milk. We’ve got fantastic flavours including Sublime Strawberry, Banana and Chocolatey Heaven. We've always got a special flavour on too!
Each month we have special flavours so don’t forget to follow us on facebook or Instagram to be the first to try them!

Enjoy a Coffee & Sweet Treat!

Our artisan coffee and hot chocolate is not to be missed. You'll also find a fantastic selection of handmade cakes and cookies, baked by local independent suppliers. We have reusable cups so you can come back for more!

Hot Food

Irresistible hot food at “Hot Stuff”
Try a breakfast bun or burger that will leave your taste buds begging for more. Our food counter at The Little Cow Shed is called Hot Stuff, and we proudly serve the most mouthwatering food.

Available Saturdays & Sundays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, plus Bank Holidays and Seasonal Events, our hot food is freshly cooked to order. This includes breakfast baps filled with eggs, bacon, sausages and the tastiest burgers. As expected from The Little Cow Shed, each ingredient is locally sourced.

Our friendly team awaits your arrival and will serve you a breakfast of champions and a lunch that will leave you longing to come back!


You’ll find us opposite the entry to Brereton Country Park. There’s plenty of off-road parking – look out for our sign!

We’re open seven days a week, from 7 am to 9 pm.

Please come and say hello!

Our address is:

The Little Cow Shed, Davenport Lane, Brereton Heath, Congleton CW12 4SU


We look forward to seeing you.


Phone number: 07570 673469

Email: hello@thelittlecowshed.co.uk

5* Hygiene Rating
We are proud to have a 5-star hygiene rating