Christmas Opening Hours 2017

F. Milford and Sons Ltd


Sunday 24 December – Closed – No deliveries

Monday 25 December – Closed – No deliveries

Tuesday 26 December – Closed – No deliveries

Wednesday 27 December – Closed – No deliveries

Thursday 28 December – Normal Service – Deliveries could be later due to the Christmas Shut Down.

Friday 29 December 2016 – Normal Service

Saturday 30 December 2016 – Normal Service

Sunday 31 December 2016 – Closed – No deliveries

Monday 1 January 2017 – Closed- No Deliveries

Tuesday 2 January 2017 – Normal Service – Deliveries could be later due to the New Year Shut Down.

All orders for bread, dairy & prepared produce for Sat 23 Dec need to be in by 1.00pm on Fri 22 Dec.

All orders for bread, dairy & prepared produce for Thurs 28 Dec need to be in by 10am on Sat 23 Dec.

All orders for bread, dairy & prepared produce for Friday 29 Dec need to be in by 1pm on Thurs 28 Dec    

All orders for bread, dairy & prepared produce for Saturday 30 Dec need to be in by 1pm on Fri 29 Dec

All orders for bread, dairy & prepared produce for Tuesday 3 Jan need to be in by 10am on Sat 30 Dec

We are very sorry but unfortunately, WE WILL BE UNABLE to fulfil any orders for bread, dairy or prepared produce lines left on the answerphone after the cut off times.

Our suppliers are working to tight cut off times which we have to adhere to guarantee supplies.

Thank you for your help on this.

Please note deliveries will running later over this period due to increased volume so please order a day in advance if an order is needed for a set time.

Thanking you for your much-valued custom over the last year and wishing you all the very best for a

great Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


Local and West Country Produce Delivered to the Highest Standards

Milford’s, as a local family fruit and vegetable wholesaler, has adapted a lot during our 120 years of business. With the emergence of major supermarkets and the sharp decline of the traditional high street shop, we have revised our approach and learned how to navigate these new waters; finding alternative businesses to supply with our local and West Country produce.

In the last 20 years, our supply to restaurants, schools, universities, colleges and other public bodies has increased tenfold, which meant that we have had to gain new accreditation to ensure that we are up to date with the relevant food legislation.

To make sure that we were operating to a legal standard, ten years ago we sought advice from Business Link about how to get the right accreditation; we then proceeded to work towards and achieve the ISO 9001 Accreditation, which is an internationally recognised UKAS accredited quality system.

We held this for nine years, then in the last 2 years we have moved over to STS approval in accordance with the Code of Practice and Technical Standard for Food Processors and Suppliers to the Public Sector, which is a more relevant standard to our industry and is recognised throughout the public sector we are serving.

This standard has been developed to cover all activities which may affect food safety, quality and legality of products being manufactured, stored and/or dispatched.

The standard covers food safety quality and legality for food products, which may be:

  • Manufacture of ingredients for further processing
  • Manufacture of finished products
  • Manufacture of part prepared products e.g. cook-chill, souse vide, cook freeze
  • Warehousing of products, ambient, chill and frozen
  • Storage and dispatch of own products
  • Storage and dispatch of product produced by others
  • Wholesale operation

The scope covered by this standard is for all food product commodities that may be purchased, utilised and consumed within public sector operations, for example, hospitals, schools, care homes, local authority premises. This is reviewed and audited annually to make sure we are working to the required standard.

With such measures in place, our customers can rest assured, knowing that we are working to the highest standards and continually ensuring that we have the most relevant accreditation within our industry.