New 24-hour Milk Shed opens near Longridge

Posted on - 26th February, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Grimsargh, Longridge, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, What's On in Preston
Ann Forshaw and her granddaughter Emma Baker. Pic: Alston Dairy
Ann Forshaw and her granddaughter Emma Baker. Pic: Alston Dairy

A new vending machine has opened near Longridge, offering fresh dairy and milkshakes.


The Milk Shed was launched by Ann Forshaw’s Alston Dairy, on Preston Road and will be open 24-hours-a day, with its own car park on-site.

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The cow print branded machine will sell milkshakes of all flavours, including chocolate, strawberry and banana, as well as milk fresh from the dairy.

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Prices range from £1 for 500ml of fresh milk to £2.80 for a large milkshake, with the machine taking cards only to quicken the process during busy periods.


Reusable glass bottles will also be available to customers at the shed, enabling plastic-free purchases, with recyclable cardboard cups and paper straws offering an environmental alternative.

The Milk Shed
The Milk Shed. Pic: Alston Dairy

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Ann Forshaw said: “We are very excited to have our Milk Shed up and running, offering us the opportunity to sell pasteurised milk to customers for the first time, as well as launching delicious milkshakes which are another new avenue for us.

“Our high-quality fresh milk is competitively priced, and the reusable glass bottles are very smart with our new branding.

“The milkshakes are a treat purchase when in the mood and are suitable for all ages as we have been mindful of the flavourings we have included in the range.”

You can visit Ann Forshaw’s Alston Dairy for more information.

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