WELCOME TO JAM INNS ICE DELIVERY
Jam Inns Ice Delivery is the South Wests largest ice supplier delivering to events, festivals, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, weddings, private parties, airports & large commercial contracts for retailers & supermarkets in the South West of the UK.
Based in Bristol we cover a 50 miles radius of Bristol City Centre. Our core business is supplying bagged ice in 10kg bags. We have a minimum drop of 4x 10kg bags & can supply a daily capacity of 10 tonnes per day.
Our full product range can be viewed on our ‘product & pricing’ page. We also supply block ice & our hugely popular 2″ ice cubes. To view see our product page.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a garden party at home in the summer with a small group of friends or a supermarket chain with daily multi-site drops on 1 tonne pallets we are the number 1 supplier & wholesaler of ice in Bristol.
MAY – SEPTEMBER:
Tuesday – Saturday 7am – 7pm
Sunday’s = 7am – 12pm
** UPDATED 12th JUNE 2021 ‘IMPORTANT’ FRIDAY & SATURDAY DELIVERIES TILL END OF SEPTEMBER 2021 ONLY EXISTING CUSTOMERS, NO NEW CUSTOMER BOOKING SLOTS AVAILABLE EXCEPT MAJOR EVENTS OVER 500KG ONLY:
This is a difficult post to write as so many in our industry have been devastated with restrictions over the past 1.5 years, our hearts honestly go out to all in the hospitality industry who are our valued customers & a lot for many years that may not make it through. We have hit a bit of a perfect storm with ice… Since April most hospitality has been outdoor & a number of our existing clients have set up very successful outdoor events & outdoor bar areas in premises with available space in car parks & gardens which typically require the most ice.
We also have been having great weather & a summer packed full of sports events. The general public is itching to spend money in hospitality but there is many many of our fellow businesses still closed which has meant a huge rush on all those that are open which has caused over capacity in many places that normally have quite a steady trade. This has meant we are now running around 30% higher ice sales compared to May & June 2019 (which includes Glastonbury Festival). This was not foreseen & genuinely we are shocked it’s been so busy but it has meant we are running to full capacity already this summer early on.
The next thing that has caused an issue is Staycation traffic on the M4 & M5, normally during the summer it’s bad but the last few weeks are just a taster of what this summer has in store & that is caravans smashed all over the M5 on route to Devon, first time UK holiday makers with there ebay caravans poorly loaded & overtaking at 80mph then the aftermath of the smash causing hours & hours of delays, last Friday alone there was a gridlock traffic jam from just south of Cheltenham all the way to Taunton. It means we are also having to restrict our delivery zone during certain times of the day as the last thing we want to do is upset our regular customers because we are stuck in an 8 hour crash on the M4 or M5.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY DELIVERIES FROM JUNE – SEPTEMBER WILL NOW ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR OUR EXISTING CUSTOMER BASE AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES;
7am – 9am – EXCLUSIVELY FOR MAJOR EVENTS IN OUR DELIVERY ZONE WITH EXISTING CLIENTS STRICT MINIMUM ORDER 500KG email us email@example.com (we cannot under any circumstances take smaller deliveries in this time window).
9am – 12pm – BRISTOL MORNING DELIVERIES (minimum order 40kg)
12pm -3pm – BRISTOL & BATH AFTERNOON DELIVERIES (minimum 40kg Bristol 50kg Bath)
3pm – 6pm – NEWPORT & CARDIFF DELIVERIES (minimum order 100kg but reduced delivery fee £8 Newport, £10 Cardiff)
Unfortunately we simply cannot cater for Gloucester & Cheltenham on weekends this summer due to the traffic on the M5 & advise those customers to order during the week Tuesday – Thursday outside of rush hour times & use chest freezers for storage, ALL wedding venues should have suitable ice storage facilities, if the venue is hosting weddings each week over summer it makes sense to have a large chest freezer exclusively for ice & delivered during the week. For our existing regular customer base email us at firstname.lastname@example.org & we can arrange your order at the time windows above & we will send you an invoice for a bank transfer payment (to be cleared no later than 6pm on the Thursday before the delivery.
We will respond within a few hours during working hours to emails, if you don’t see a response please check your spam or junk folder. We will require ALL Friday & Saturday delivery orders in at latest by 6pm on a Wednesday each week for the rest of summer. We will then invoice out to customers & payment will be required by bank transfer by 6pm Thursday. Unfortunately any orders unpaid will automatically come off the delivery system as we don’t have a payment chasing team. We don’t want to disappoint any of our customers so please note if the invoice isn’t paid upfront we won’t be in a position to deliver the ice or chase the payment for it.
Moving forward for capacity we have just invested a huge amount of money into expanding our Bristol Ice Factory & we should be in a position of producing 3 times our current capacity by the start of August 2021. Covid has meant delays in the expansion which were meant to take place originally at the start of 2020. As we come out of the pandemic our factory is going to be significantly increased in size & we are looking to run a much more efficient logistics service for customers which ultimately also vastly decreases our carbon footprint which is very important to us. We have some really exciting plans in the pipeline for our climate goals & all will be revealed over the summer.
** I DON’T HAVE AN INVOICE FROM YOU & NO-ONE IS RESPONDING TO MY EMAILS: If you email us & don’t have a reply within a few hours during office hours, PLEASE check your spam or junk folder as your reply will be in there, this is almost guaranteed with hotmail, gmail, googlemail or any of the free webmail services. When we send out invoices they are pdf attachments, those free webmail services will almost always dump the email by default to spam. You can set on most of them our email address as a safe email & this shouldn’t be an issue after that. We are not ignoring you, we are just waiting for you in your spam folder please check it.
** WEDDING VENUE ADVICE DON’T ORDER ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING: We recommend ALL wedding venues that cater for food & beverage for weddings on Saturday’s buy 1 or 2 large chest freezers specifically for ice. Pictured below is one of our clients 410ltr chest freezers, this fits 19 large bags in.
Most weddings order between 10 – 40 of our 10kg bags. Ordering ice to turn up just before guests arrive for a wedding on a Saturday is a big risk. The roads can be busy & the day is stressful enough. Many of the wedding venues outside of Bristol in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Wiltshire & Somerset the delivery charges can be high so make it simple, get one or two giant 400 – 500ltr chest freezers & get a bi-weekly or monthly ice delivery mid-week from us.
- No need to run out of ice!
- No need for a fridge van to greet wedding guests!
- Avoid ordering ice on the wedding day!
- No wedding venue should be without suitable ice storage.
Enjoy stress free cooling….. get yourselves one or two giant chest freezers & always have ice available delivered before the weekend. Sooo Simple!
GREEN TALK 2021:
- All our plastic bags used for Jam Inns Ice are 100% recyclable.
- Our ice machines at Jam Inns Factory use the latest Hydro Carbon technology to reduce water waste & use less energy in the production of ice.
- We are a local supplier only in the South West & Wales so our carbon footprint is low from the point of production to the delivery of the end product.
- If local waste collection doesn’t collect LDPE 4 bags for recycling, don’t throw them in the general waste, it’s really easy to get them recycled. Visit the following website page & simply enter your postcode for a large list of local places near you to drop off the bags. This is often your local supermarkets, please check recycle location for your requirements of residential or commercial waste as applicable to you https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/plastic-film
To sum this up we’ve considered carefully the use of the best plastic possible for the ability to recycle. We’ve invested in machinery that will reduce water waste & energy waste & as a company covering a relatively small area we have a low carbon footprint.
AREAS WE COVER
Jam Inns Ice Delivery delivers within a 50 mile radius of Bristol our main areas of business are Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Newport, Frome, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Chew Valley, Gloucester, Chew Magna, Cheddar, Weston Super Mare, Glastonbury, Tetbury, badminton
Don’t underestimate the importance of quality ice