An ice cream shop in East Lancashire has re-opened this week after refurbishments for a new deli and kitchen.

Holdens & Co. is a family-run, artisan ice cream business and it has parlours at Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan and the Village Store at Edgworth. 

The refurbished shop is open daily from 8am for breakfast through until early evening, in the heart of Whalley village on the roundabout in Accrington Road.

The Holdens & Co. Team said: "The doors are officially open at Whalley again.

"Bigger, and hopefully better, with a gorgeous deli and kitchen to sit and enjoy all manner of delicious dishes.

"From a casual coffee and a cake, to a full lunch with wines to accompany, or just a selection of small plates from the deli to nibble on whilst you have a catch up with pals at the bar.

"There is still work to be done [as] we are not totally finished, but we can’t wait to welcome you in, come and say hi and stay a while.

"More [news] coming soon to share more and give big shoutouts to all the wonderful people who have worked incredibly hard to get this place and our Abbey Village store open and looking so good!

"No more expansions for a while now! See you soon Whalley. Big love from Lucy and Richard and the whole Holdens & Co. Team, who we are so very thankful for."

Holdens & Co. has been making its famous dairy ice cream since 1929, using milk from Holstein Friesian cows who graze in the fields surrounding the store in Edgworth.

The owners of the shop are Lucy Cort, the managing director of Holdens, alongside her dad Richard Cort.

Lucy said the shop will stock items typically found in a convenience store, such as bread and milk, along with more artisanal and deli items.

Wine, gift items and their famous ice cream, will also be sold.

As well as ice cream, visitors can also pick up cakes, patisseries, homemade chocolates and even a coffee to wash their sweet treats down with.