High class ice creams

There's an additional reason to visit Waddesdon Manor this year, and that's the opening of the new Treaterie serving ice cream, waffles and crepes. I've written about it in this week's leisure pages, but I want to tell you more about the lady behind the ice cream.

Saturday, 8th April 2017, 3:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:40 pm
Elizabeth Prior in The Treaterie at Waddesdon Manor with her Oliphant and Pomeroy ice cream. Picture copyright Heather Jan Brunt 2017.

Elizabeth Prior’s background is a scientific one, she has a degree in BioChemistry and worked in scientific marketing for most of her career. But then she decided she wanted to do something different and three years ago she started Oliphant and Pomeroy an artisan iced confectionary business.

Initially she was making artisan iced chocolates - effectively tiny choc ices, but then she branched out into mainstream ice cream production.

She now employs up to six people depending on the time of year, supplying high quality ice cream to venues across the county and the country including several top class venues in London.

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And now she can add Waddesdon to her list of outlets after she was asked if she wanted to be part of a new project. She said: “I needed a nano second to say yes please! It’s such a thrill. Waddesdon is a jewel in the National Trust crown.”

Read a longer version of this column online at www.bucksherald.co.uk on Saturday.