LOCK'S Garage has issued customers an update about the future of its famous ice creams.

When the temperatures rose, Lock's Garage at Allensmore, near Hereford, was the go-to place for giant soft-serve ice cream cones for just £1.

But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, Lock's Garage, on the A465 Abergavenny road, halted sales due to insufficient space in the shop.

They had hoped to bring ice cream sales back in the summer of 2021 with the addition of a new hut outside the garage, but the garage has said there are currently no plans to start selling the famous ice creams again due to staffing issues.


Messages about the return of the ice creams crashed the firm's digital messages inbox last year, and it still says it is "inundated with questions about our famous ice creams.

A spokesperson for Lock's Garage said: "Unfortunately due to staffing issues we are unable to start doing ice creams.

"On a warm weekend, it can take at least three of four members of staff to run the ice cream machines which doesn't include our customer service champions manning the tills, therefore just isn't feasible."


The firm's automatic reply to Facebook messages says: "We regret that we have stopped all soft ice cream and milkshake sales until further notice.

"We are now selling slush and we continue to sell a wide range of both locally produced ice cream from a variety of suppliers plus other major brands."

The Lock's grocery shop was once described in The Times (London) as "the Fortnum and Mason of the Borders".