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The Best Ice Cream Spots In The UK

July just might be our favourite month of the year here at Character Cottages. Why you ask, because we’ve just found out that it’s National Ice Cream Month – not that we needed any excuse to indulge now the sun is shining.

Plus July 16th is National Ice Cream Day too!

In light of the celebration we decided to scout out where you can find the best ice-cream around the UK, based on TripAdvisor reviews.

Have a look at our ice-cream map below to find the best ice-cream near you, and have a look at the further info below to find out more about each of the ice-cream parlours, cafes and vans featured.

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Romie’s Ice Cream Parlour

16 Cowbridge Road,

Pontyclun,

cf72 9ed

A lovely traditional little ice-cream shop. There is no seating indoors but there are tables and chairs outside where you can enjoy the tasty ice cream in the sunshine.

Abbyo's Ice Cream Van

Cliff Road, Hessle

No frills, just some delicious ice-cream served from this cute ice cream van which can usually be found under the Humber Bridge. The van is also available for hire to cater events, perfect for any upcoming summer dos.

Airlie Ice Cream Parlour

Strathyre, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park,  FK18 8NA

Airlie’s is an ice cream parlour within an old converted house in Loch Lomond. The countryside location even has horses on site - be warned they might want a taste of your ice-cream too!

Alnwick Ice Cream Parlour

36 Narrowgate, Alnwick, NE66 1JQ

This lovely ice cream parlour is located in the picturesque town of Alnwick, serving a wide variety of flavours, you can enjoy your ice cream inside or take it to go.

Angelato

St Mary's Street Mews, Truro, TR1 2BE

Situated around the corner from Truro Cathedral, this ice cream bar serves sorbets and gelatos, so there is something to suit all tastes. If you want to treat yourself, you can ask for yours as a sundae!

Applecross Inn-Side-Out

Applecross, Wester Ross, IV54 8LR

The Applecross Inn-Side Out is a retro food-truck on the opposite side of the road from the Applecross Inn. You can enjoy devouring the award-winning Applecross Ices whilst taking in the incredible views.

Baboo Gelato Ltd

Kiosk 5, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4HA

You’ll find the trendy Baboo Gelato kiosk in the seaside town of Bridport. Created in Devon using local fresh fruit and organic milk, this ice cream is a real crowd-pleaser. They offer some quirky flavours, and they let you have a free taste.

Boho Gelato

51A St Mary Street,

Weymouth, DT4 8BJ

Boho Gelato is a unique boutique selling a wide variety of award winning ice creams. The flavours range from the usual to the extraordinary, and all are delicious. Located just a short stroll away from the seafront, you can enjoy your ice cream whilst looking out to sea.

Cafe Gelato

6 Opie St, Norwich, NR1 3DN

The ice cream served here is made by hand on the premises, so couldn’t be any fresher! For a truly authentic Italian experience, you can also enjoy an espresso and some Italian biscuits with your ice cream.

Cafe Ice Cream Parlour

UNIT 17 HOLLY COURT, HIGH STREET, MIDSOMER NORTON, BA3 2DB

If you’ve got a sweet tooth then you’ll be delighted to discover this hidden gem! Serving sundaes,waffles, milkshakes, and of course a wide variety of ice cream, you’ll be able to satisfy all your sugary cravings in here.

Caffe Gelato

99 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, RM14 2AH,

This lovely cafe is perfect if you are feeling peckish; they do a whole variety of lunch items, and they even provide free flakes with your ice cream! Dogs are welcome here, in-fact they may even get a treat too! Plenty of seating available inside and out, this cafe is perfect for any weather.

Cariad Gelato

Esplanade, Criccieth, LL530HW

This tiny ice cream van provides delicious ice cream made using Welsh milk and cream, and is just what you want to see on a hot day in Criccieth.

Chell's of Lytham

25 Clifton Street, Lytham St Annes,FY8 5EP

With options to dine inside or out, this cafe is perfect for sheltering from a storm or relaxing in the sun. The ice cream is made on the premises and if you’re feeling hungry there is a wide variety of homemade cakes too.

Ciuri Ciuri

44 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EF

If you’re looking for a tasty selection of vegan ice cream, then this is the place for you. They also do sugar free, so whatever your requirements are they are certainly going to be met here.

Clara's

Esplanade Cres, Whitby,YO21 3EN

You’ll easily be able to spot this baby blue hut as you stroll down the promenade. You can sit outside and enjoy your ice cream looking out over the bay.

Crave Ice Cream

5 Spring Hill

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1PE

This traditional ice cream parlour provides a great variety of ice cream, and flavours change daily so you can try something new on every visit. They cater for the needs of vegans, and provide gluten-free ice creams and cones!

Creme Pen Cae

South John Street, New Quay, SA45 9NP

This ice cream parlour has one of the best varieties of ice cream in the area. Look out for the pink shop front; you can also get a delicious baguette here too.

Crepes & Creams

2B Albert St, Harrogate, HG1 1JG

Selling delicious sweet and savoury pancakes in addition to many ice cream options, you’re guaranteed to leave this lovely cafe with a smile on your face.

Culaccino

Unit 2 Foundry Court,

Daventry, NN11 4RH

This independent ice cream parlour and coffee shop has plenty of comfortable indoor seating, so it is the perfect place to shelter from the rain whilst enjoying a waffle with ice cream.

D'lush Ice Cream And Dessert Parlour

113 Dower House,

Bo'ness, EH51 9PH

You can certainly get your fill of sweet treats here, ice creams, waffles, crepes and even slushies!

Davies Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour

54 High Street, Dundee

DD2 3AW

Davies Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour brings a taste of America to Dundee. You can get freshly cooked burgers and homemade ice cream in this tasty spot.

Di Meo's

9 Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 1LX

This traditional Italian cafe and pizzeria serves homemade Italian ice cream which is perfect for enjoying whilst exploring the seafront.

Di Polas

14 Marine Parade, Hastings, TN34 3

You’ll be delighted by the generous scoop size when you realise how delicious the ice cream is here. Both indoor and outdoor seating available, so you can look out to sea whilst devouring your flavoursome ice-cream.

Dixons Milk Ices

18 Swan Lane, Huddersfield, HD1 3UB

With great value for money, and open late in the summer, you’ll be coming here for your after dinner treat every evening to try all the flavours.

Dolcetti

2 Stirling Works,

Love Lane,

Cirencester,

GL7 1YJ

On a visit to this ice cream parlour you can watch the production through the viewing window in the lab. If you are looking for an unusual birthday cake, their ice cream cakes are a great option.

Don Gelato's Ice Cream Parlour

Royal Pier Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2AZ.

Whilst exploring Aberystwyth’s Royal Pier you’ll discover Don Gelato Ice Cream parlour, which provides a good variety of ice creams which you can eat whilst looking out at Cardigan Bay.

Dotties Gelato

Champleys Mews, Pickering, YO18 7AE,

Serving artisan homemade gelato in a charming vintage tea room, dining here is a really special experience, and if you're in Pickering it is not to be missed.

E Giulianotti

12 Evan Street, Stonehaven

AB39 2EQ

You’ll be delighted when you step into this old fashioned sweet and ice cream shop. The ice-cream is handmade and everything is reasonably priced, meaning that you’ll be able to stock up!

Ellas Gelato

12 The Village Square, Stockport, SK7 1AW

Located in the village square, you can sit inside or out, and you can choose from a wide variety of ice creams which are all made on the premises. If you’re looking for something more substantial they also provide tempting panini.

Ellie's Ice Cream

14 High Street, Sheringham, NR26 8JR

With an ice cream shop and a beach side cafe both located in Sheringham, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to try out Ellie’s Ice Cream. Stocking Ronaldo Ice Cream from Norfolk, you have to try the brilliant Norfolk Apple Crumble ice cream!

English Lakes Ice Cream

The Old Dairy, Kendal LA9 6NT

This dairy is where they make the delicious local Lakes Ice Cream. Open when the sun shines, you can find pver 24 delciious flavours to choose from in this friendly ice-cream shop.

Esplanade Cafe

3 Campbell St, Greenock, PA16 8AN

Located just around the corner from the seafront is this unassuming cafe. There is plenty of parking next to the cafe, so perfect for popping in to, or if the weather is fine then you can get your food to go and eat it on one of the benches on the esplanade.

Fat Jack’s Ice Cream Parlour And San

The Lizard, Helston, TR12 7NJ

After exploring The Lizard and Kynance Cove, be sure to call in at Fat Jack’s. It’s hard to miss this delightful bright blue sandwich and ice cream parlour, and in addition to great ice-cream, be sure to also try their homemade scones with clotted cream and jam.

Fire & Ice

66 St James St, Narberth, SA67 7DB

If you love craft ale and gelato, then this is the place for you! Fire & Ice also provide incredible sorbets with inspiring flavours such as blood orange and basil.

Flavours

96 High Street, Evesham, WR11 4EU

If you find yourself on Evesham high-street you can pop in to Flavours and try out the delicious homemade ice creams they have on offer there.

Flavours Ice Cream & Coffee Bar

32/34 Nevill Street, Southport, PR9 0BX

Southport’s largest amusement centre, Silcock’s Funland, is home to Flavours Ice Cream & Coffee Bar so before you spend all your pennies in the arcade, make sure you call in for a knickerbocker glory.

Fleetwood Boating Lake Food & Ice Cream Kiosks

Laidleys Walk, Fleetwood, FY7 7JA

On a visit to Fleetwood you have to check out the model yacht pond and watch all the tiny boats bobbing about. You’ll notice two identical white dome roofed kiosks nearby, one of which sells ice cream, and also all the equipment you’ll need to go crabbing.

Frank & Beans Gelateria

1 Drake's Way, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QP

This trendy little gelateria in Lyme Regis prides itself on its delicious deserts, you won’t want just ice cream when you see what else they have to offer! Their signature dish is a freshly baked brownie, caramelised nuts, salted caramel and hazelnut gelato, chocolate hazelnut drizzle and whipped cream, yum!

Furzeleigh Down Dairy

Cooks Lane

Axminster

EX13 5SQ

A wide variety of award winning ice cream is served all day at this farm shop and tearoom in Axminster. The milk in the ice cream comes from a herd of cows only yards away, so it is all very local!

Gallones Ice Cream Parlour

20 Gervis Place

Bournemouth, BH1 2AL

You’ll receive a warm welcome here at Gallones Ice Cream Parlour, and once you’ve decided which ice cream you’d like, you can eat inside or take it with you and eat it looking out to sea or in the beautiful Bournemouth parks.

Gelato Gatti

Aberavon Promenade,Port Talbot,  SA12 6QW

If you visit this lovely little beachside cafe, it’s well worth treating yourself to the Prosecco flavoured ice cream. The perfect accompaniment to a day at the seaside.

Gelato Village

2 St Martin’s Square, Leicester, LE1 5DF

Authentic Italian gelato, made freshly in-store every day. Located centrally in Leicester’s city centre, it’s easy to find this delicious gelateria.

Ghiaccio Ice Cream & Dessert Lounge

181b Sunderland Road, South Shields,

NE34 6AD

If you love desserts, then you’re going to be delighted when you step in to Ghiaccio! They even provide an ice cream addition to the traditional British afternoon tea! Their unique milkshakes will blow you away!

GIGGI ICE CREAM KIOSK

Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1LD

A trip to Swanage seafront wouldn’t be complete without stopping off at Giggi Gelateria for some delicious homemade Italian ice cream. There’s a variety of fresh cones to choose from, including honeycomb topped waffle cones.

Ginesi's Ice-Cream

515-517 Victoria Road

Glasgow

A small old fashioned cafe round the corner from Queen’s Park. Providing a mixture of traditional and more unusual flavours, the ice cream here has been voted the best in Glasgow! The freshly made hot waffles also come highly recommended!

Ginevra Espresso Bar

16 Front Street

Prudhoe

NE42 5HN

As the name would suggest this is first and foremost an espresso bar serving freshly ground coffee, however they also provide delicious ice cream and Italian meals too. On Friday and Saturday evenings it turns in to a wine bar.

Golds Ice Cream

88 Whelley

Wigan

WN1 3UA

When you step into Golds Ice Cream you’ll be greeted by a variety of ice creams in a rainbow of colours. There is plenty of seating, and also a menu of hot food, why not get a delicious waffle to accompany your ice cream.

Granelli's

74 Newton Street, Macclesfield SK11 6RJ,

Producing ice cream since 1890, this family-run business in Macclesfield certainly knows what it’s doing. There is a little museum providing an insight into the history of the business, and also an outdoor seating area. You can also buy cartons of ice cream to take home with you.

Groovy Moo Ice Cream

Talbot Yard Food Court,

Malton,

YO17 7AB

Fresh and unique artisan gelato is served here in this attractive North Yorkshire town. You’ll find a brilliant range of unusual flavours, including custard cream and Bakewell tart!

Hadley's at Lavenham

91 High Street,

Lavenham, CO10 9PZ

When you’ve received your handmade ice cream, you can then add your own toppings, so you can have ice cream just the way you want it. If you order a coffee you’ll also get a little free cake to go with it.

Hamilton's Ice cream Parlour

52 Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2EN

Situated at the front of Southend-on-Sea’s Happidrome Arcade, you’ll find this delicious ice cream. If you’re lucky you might be able to get a photo taken with Hamilton the Bear!

Harbour Bites

5 The Quay, Brixham TQ5 8AW,

Surrounded by multi-coloured houses and boats in the harbour, this scenic spot is the perfect place to indulge in an ice cream, and where better to get one from than Harbour Bites. The pasties from here are also delicious.

Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream

Hitcham House Farm,

Lent Rise Road,

Burnham, SL1 7AE

This quaint farm-shop uses local milk from their own dairy herd in their ice cream. There is a lovely little play area to keep children entertained, and also geese and hens to look at. You can buy free range eggs here, and also personalised ice cream cakes for special occasions.

Holy Cow! Ice Cream Company

14 Sutton Road, Seaford,

BN25 1RU

With an amusing logo, this charming cafe is a must-visit on your trip to Seaford. Made using milk, cream and yogurt from Sussex farms, this ice cream is a quality product. With seating inside and out you can have a rest and really enjoy every mouthful.

Hufen Ia Ice Cream Parlour

Unit 16 Canolfan Menai Centre,

Bangor, LL57 1DN

This is a real hidden gem, serving delicious ice cream and crepes. They also make milkshakes using their ice cream.

Ice Bar

62 Newgate Street,

Morpeth, NE61 1BQ

If you can’t decide between an ice cream and a milkshake then you can visit the terrific Ice Bar and try out a ‘freakshake’. Visually brilliant, you’ll want to take a photo before digging in.

Ice Cream Sundae

The White House Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JN

An ice cream from this charming little hut on the pier is just what you need on a sunny day in Herne Bay. They also offer a variety of sundaes and coke floats, you won’t regret stopping off here, and the low prices keep it wallet-friendly too.

Ice Dreams

2 The Cliffs, Cheddar, BS27 3QA

After exploring cheddar gorge, you’ll be pleased to have a sit down and relax with a delicious ice cream. The staff can transform your ice cream order into an animal face, which is bound to entertain everyone. With over 80 flavours, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s a lovely little terrace out the back where you can soak up the sun.

Ice Shack

1c, 160-164 Wellington Road,

Withington,

M20 3FU

A brilliant alternative to the usual dairy heavy dessert shops, this entirely vegan dessert parlour provides plenty of vegan ice creams and other treats. There are games on the tables to keep everyone entertained, and you can even bring your four-legged friend in with you.

IScream Oxford

113 & 114 Covered Market.

Oxford,

OX1 3DZ

Oxford’s first Gelateria can be found in the covered market, and provides high-quality gelato and sorbets. The little shop is beautifully decorated, with lots of opportunities to buy gifts, and there is a little bar you can sit at if you want to enjoy your ice cream inside.

Jack Antoninos Ice Cream & Coffee Parlour

8, Regent street, Blyth,

NE24 1LP

Situated in the coastal town of Blyth in Northumberland, you’ll find over 30 flavours of ice cream here,  inexpensive, tasty and centrally located, this is the perfect place to stop off for a little pick-me-up.

Jack's Gelato

6 Bene't Street,

Cambridge,

CB2 3QN

Situated down the road from the University of Cambridge’s King’s College and The Corpus Clock, the prices here do reflect its prime location, however the delicious taste makes it worthwhile. With a focus on organic and Fairtrade produce, you know you’re getting fresh and high-quality gelato here.

James's Coffee Shop

The Putting Green, Marine Road,  Nairn, IV12 4EA

This little cafe is just next to the putting green In Nairn and has a wonderful variety of ice-cream, many flavours incorporating different chocolate bars. This is a very popular establishment, especially with passing dog walkers.

Jelberts

2 New Rd, Newlyn, TR18 5PZ

A unique ice-cream shop that sells only vanilla ice cream! But it is so good that people travel from near and far just for a taste. You can have it with a dollop of clotted cream for an extra treat. Expect queues!

Joe's Ice Cream

524 Mumbles Road, Swansea, SA3 4DH

You can order takeaway ice cream from the hatch or order inside. Joe’s is a well established brand and has been around for many years and has five parlours; the ice cream is very popular and well worth a try.

Kook

1 Fore St, Newquay, TR7 1HB

At first glance this may appear to be a healthy juice bar, and indeed it is, but it also stocks a fantastic array of ice creams, and makes brilliant milkshakes to order, combining your favourite chocolates with their Cornish ice cream.

La Mucca Nera

107 St James's Street, Brighton, BN2 1TH

Stepping into La Mucca Nera is like stepping into a little Italian coffee shop, with artisanal gelato and sorbets, pastries and cakes, coffees and aperitifs, there’s plenty on offer here!

Lazy Sundae

1 Burgate, Pickering, YO18 7AU

Delicious ice creams are just one of the many things attracting visitors to this charming little tearoom. There is a hearty lunch menu and the quirky and cosy interiors will entice you to stay for a second slice of cake!

Lollipop Gelato Lab

Unit 6 The Triangle, 63 Commercial Road, Bournemouth

BH2 5RH

With so many flavours to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can then have whipped cream and melted chocolate and even a mini ice cream cone on top. There is also an impressive vegetarian selection.

Lusso

11 Weavers Walk,

Newbury, RG14 1AL

This attractive red brick building combines a gelateria with a pizza restaurant, so you can have the full Italian experience.

Luxury Ice Cream Co

20 Back Swinegate,

York, YO1 8ZD

Nestled into one of York’s many charming cobbled streets, this colourful and quirky shop sells fresh handmade ice cream, with a variety of unusual and tasty toppings.

Macari Icecream & Coffee

5 Lower English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LJ,

A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds, this ice cream parlour has a stunning variety of ice creams so there is really something for everyone.

Mario's Ice Cream

Waters Edge Battery Road, Tenby, SA70 7EG

This beachside cafe serves reasonably priced tasty ice cream, and there is a stunning view of South Beach. If you’re in Tenby, make sure to stop by to try it for yourself.

Miele's Gelateria

92 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1EP

After you’ve chosen which freshly made gelato you’d like, you can visit the creation station, where you can choose from a huge variety of toppings. If you’re feeling indulgent then order the Miele’s Messy Nessy. It contains brownies, smarties, strawberry, salted caramel and vanilla gelato, caramel sauce, warm chocolate and mini doughnuts!

Miele's of Lossie

17 Clifton Road

Lossiemouth

IV31 6DJ

Overlooking Lossiemouth’s east beach, this convenience store is very popular with residents and tourists and has everything you need for the perfect day by the seaside. Whilst purchasing your bucket and spade you can also pick up some freshly made gelato.

Monny

3 Brighton Place, Edinburgh

EH15 1LH

When you see the green shop front and rainbow coloured sign you’ll know you’ve arrived at Monnys. It is family and dog friendly, so everyone is in for a good time here! The gelato is made on the premises by an Italian family, and you can tell it is authentic by how popular it is. If you like fruity flavours, try the elderflower and pomegranate gelato.

Moomaid of Zennor

1 Wharf Rd, Saint Ives,TR26 1LG

A fun and welcoming ice cream parlour overlooking St. Ives Bay is loved by both children and adults alike. The milk for the ice cream is sourced from a herd of cows a few miles away, and there is a vast array of flavours to choose from. You can enjoy your ice cream indoors to keep it hidden away from any interested seagulls, or if you’re feeling brave you can sit outside on the patio.

Morelli's Cookstown

4 WILLIAM STREET

COOKSTOWN

BT80 8NB

The hot fudge sauce is one of the best things about getting your ice cream from Morelli’s. If you like salted caramel then you’ll love their award winning sea salty caramel ice cream.

Mr B's Ice Cream Parlour

24 Penpol Terrace,

Hayle, TR27 4BQ

Artisan ice cream created using locally sourced ingredients is served in this friendly ice cream parlour, and look out for the handmade fudge sticks and waffles to make your ice cream even more decadent!

Newlands Cafe

262 Kilmarnock Road,

Glasgow, G43 2XS

This family run business has old fashioned sweets and delicious ice cream, which you can order oyster style and it will be served between nougat wafers.

Orlandi & Son

Parkview Sunnyside Court, Alloa, FK10 2AG

This ice cream parlour may not look like much, but it has been serving ice cream for over half a century! There is a shop and cafe area where you can also get lunch too. Being a family run business, it is also family friendly and you’ll always be greeted with a warm welcome.

Otter Valley Dairy

Aplins Farm,

Monkton, EX14 9QN

With a whole array of awards for their Devon ice cream, this family-run business certainly know how to create unique and delicious flavours. You can get your ice-cream from the little summer house then sit outside enjoying your ice cream, and looking at the cows who helped make it!

Over Langshaw Farmhouse

The Grassmarket,

Edinburgh

EH1 2AW

If you’re strolling though the Old Town in Edinburgh, you’ll spot this renovated police box. Much like Dr Who’s tardis, this police box has a lot to offer! Selling delicious local Langshaw Farm ice cream and coffees, this makes for the perfect pit-stop. You can also get affogatos, which lets you combine your favourite ice cream with a shot of espresso.

Palas Caffi

23 Palace St, Caernarfon LL55 1RR

This homely Welsh cafe is perfect for a visit in all weathers; you can snuggle up in one of the booths and enjoy a hot chocolate and waffle with ice cream, or sit outside sampling one of their many sundaes.

Pastability

17 Carter Gate, Newark, NG24 1UA

The delicious Italian cuisine served here is bound to leave you feeling full and content, but make sure you leave some room for the incredible home-made ice creams!

Pavlova Coffee and Gelato

17 High Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BD

Tucked away down a little alley, this is a hidden gem that you’ll be delighted to discover. They serve locally made ice cream and home-made cakes. They are also dog-friendly and will ensure your four-legged friend is welcomed with a water bowl and dog biscuit.

Perran Dairy Ice Cream Parlour

33 St Pirans Road, Perranporth, TR6 0BJ,

Across the road from the surf shop, this shop is pink outside, but even more pink inside! With an extensive array of ice creams, waffles and crepes it’s the perfect way to get an energy boost  before hitting the waves.

PJ's Ice Cream Parlour

2 Royal Parade,

Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1AJ

Located on Weston Super-Mare’s seafront, you can pick your ice cream flavour, then choose your favourite sweets to top it off. There are also novelty ice-creams to keep the kids happy, and if your dog will even get a free ice-cream, so everyone will be happy!

Portsoy Ice Cream

Seafield St, Portsoy, AB45 2QT

This ice cream shop is also a post office and general store situated in the quaint harbour village of Portsoy. All the ice-creams are made in house, and they have a range of over one hundred ice creams and sorbets.

Primrose Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour

Harbour St, Hopeman, IV30 5SJ

For over fifty years, this family-run cafe and ice-cream parlour on Harbour Street has been serving Miele’s of

Hopeman ice-cream in addition to delicious lunches.

Redwood Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour

Seaside, Combe Martin, EX34 0DJ

Positioned on the seafront, there are lots of ice creams to choose from then you can eat it whilst walking along the beach.

Reeth Ice Cream Parlour

Reeth Green, Reeth, DL11 6TE,

Just next to the village green in the picturesque village of Reeth, North Yorkshire, you’ll find this lovely little ice-cream parlour. There are 16 flavours of Brymoor ice-cream to choose from. There are tables inside and out, and there are also plenty of games to keep everyone entertained.

Renaldos

98 Sandgate, Ayr, KA7 1BX

Call in to Renaldos and you can watch ice cream being made right in-front of your eyes. There are many delicious flavours to try, and for a real Scottish experience you can try the bright orange Irn-Bru ice-cream!

Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato

3A Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LJ

Stop off here for some authentic Italian gelato, and you’ll be delighted by the generous portion sizes and if you’re after something more substantial you can accompany your ice cream with a crepe or cake.

Rose's Ice Cream

Trethias farm, Padstow PL28 8PL

Rose’s Ice Cream is a pink converted caravan located a short walk from the beach in Treyarnon Bay. There are chairs and blankets available so you can sit and enjoy the view.

Roy's Quality Ices

Coast Road, Bardsea, LA12 9QZ,

This isn’t your usual ice cream van. This one has a variety of 23 flavours to choose from, and is located on the coast, so your delicious ice-cream will be accompanied by an incredible view.

Scoops

8 Palace Street,

Caernarfon,

LL55 1RR

Artisan ice cream and homemade Dutch pancakes served in the heart of Caernarfon. Using only the very best local organic produce, getting your sugar-fix here contributes to supporting the community. If you’re feeling creative you can create your own sundae! There is also a peaceful garden you can relax in.

Shells Scoops & Shakes

160 High Street, Irvine, KA12 2BB

If you’re feeling in need of a pick-me-up, this dessert cafe takeaway is the place for you. You can order online or go in store to pick your treats up yourself. Every night there are different cakes on offer, so you’ll never get bored!

Shorty's Ice Cream Parlour

Bridge Street, Ballater, AB35 5QP

Homemade by the owner in-store with ingredients sourced from a local supplier, this ice-cream is really special, and if you are visiting Ballater you won’t regret popping in here. The ice-cream sundaes are a real crowd pleaser.

Slaters Ice-cream Parlour

Cross Street, Nelson, BB9 7NQ,

Established in 1945, Slaters is still making ice-cream to the original recipe. They also make their own brownies and fudge so you can really indulge yourself here.

Softwhip Ice Cream

Windsor Road, Egham, TW20 0AE

A little hidden gem. The service here is warm and friendly while the ice cream is cold and tasty. Located on the high street, this café serves a great selection of ice-cream along with tea and coffees.

Speedys Ice Cream

Central Beach,  Skegness, PE25 3HH

On the esplanade in Skegness, you’ll find this kiosk selling a wide variety of ice-creams.

Spitfire Ice Cream & Pizza

39b Portsmouth Road, Southampton, SO19 9BA

Just up from the River Itchen, you’ll find stone-baked pizza and ice-cream. Not only are they delicious, but also very good value for money.

Stixx

Lakeside Centre, Ramsey, IM8 3AP

On a visit to the Isle of Man, you have to try one of these delicious gelato sticks. You choose your flavour, coating and topping to create your own perfect gelato on a stick! You may have to queue, but that is just a testament to how delicious it is.

Sundae Sundae

62 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AG

The traditional seaside store of Sundae Sundae in Whitstable provides delicious ice-cream, and you’ll love the variety of dipped cones! They offer  sherbet, honeycomb, Smarties, nuts, milk chocolate and white chocolate!

Sundaes In Fowey

Town Quay, Fowey, PL23 1AT

Huge choice of ice-cream flavours, the knickerbocker glory and milkshakes are particularly good. If you want to have a rest from exploring, then you can take advantage of the indoor seating.

Sweet Scoops

8 Oldmeldrum Road, Aberdeen,

AB21 9DT

Serving 22 flavours of the luxurious Simpsons Buckie ice-cream along with a variety of toppings, this family-run business also offers dairy-free and vegan ice-cream, and gluten free cones.

Swirlz

20 Market Pl, Pocklington, YO42 2AR

Located in the small market town of Pocklington near York, you’ll find some unusual and delicious ice-creams.  They make their own ice-cream, and also ‘moocarons’ - a combination of macaroons and ice cream. Don’t miss the

ice-cream donuts!

Swoon

31a College Green,

Bristol, BS1 5T

Swoon provides artisan gelato and sorbetti, they also have five different guest flavours every season which incorporate seasonal fruits. Have a look in the fridge counters at the delicious array of semifreddos and ice cream sticks.

The Bay Ice-Cream Company

Brixham Marina, Berry Head Rd, Brixham, TQ5 9BW,

Serving Marshfield Farm Dairy Ice Cream, this little cafe looks out onto the harbour, and is the perfect little place to relax and enjoy some delicious ice cream.

The Beach Hut Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour

7 Beach Rd, Mundesley, NR11 8BG

If you’ve been exploring the Norfolk coast with your dog, then you’ll be pleased to know that this cafe is dog-friendly.

They do a great array of hot food including a full English breakfast, you’ll want to keep coming back.

The Cocoa Tree

4 Castlegate, Helmsley, YO62 5AB

The market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire is home to the lovely Cocoa Tree cafe, providing delicious lunches and cakes you can get a filling lunch here. There is a good variety of ice creams and milkshakes.

The Cornish Crepe Company

The Railway Car Park, Padstow, PL28 8BY

This attractive car park kiosk is a haven for crepe lovers, but also provides quality ice cream. This makes for a great pit-stop on your visit to Padstow.

The Cotswold Ice Cream Company

Hill House Farm, Farmington

The perfect place to enjoy an ice-cream on a sunny day in Burton-on-the-Water.

The Cowshed

Pen Back Farm, Ciffig,SA34 0NG

A herd of Jersey Cows grazing in the Carmarthenshire countryside provide the milk for Cowpots ice cream.

The ice cream parlour and bistro is open on the farm providing breakfast, light lunch, cream teas, hot drinks, and most importantly, Cowpots ice cream!

The Crepe Factory

297 North End Rd, London, W14 9NS

Crepes and waffles freshly made to order alongside a varied selection of home-made ice creams and sorbets.

It is easy to spot, just look out for the blue awning, there is plenty of seating inside so you shouldn’t struggle to get a table.

The Dessert Bar

North St, Ballycastle BT54 6BW

This brightly coloured seafront coffee shop provides a whole variety of sweet treats which are very good value for money. The friendly staff will ensure that you have an enjoyable experience.

The Ice Box

44 St Pirans Road

Perranporth, TR6 0BJ

When you step in to The Ice Box you’ll be greeted by a whole variety of American sweets and chocolates, and Cornish ice cream which is locally sourced from a farm just three miles away.

The Little Parlour

52 High Street,

South Queensferry, EH30 9HN

The Little Parlour is beautiful inside and out, and is the perfect spot for people watching. With plenty of luxurious sweets and confectionary this is the perfect place to pick up gifts, as well as enjoying some refreshments.

The Old Cream Shop & Tea Garden

8 Hobb's Hill, Croyde, EX33 1LZ

There are 24 choices of ice-cream on offer here, also delicious scones and pasties. You’re in for a treat if you like chutneys and jams as they stock a wide variety of their own preserves.

The Palm Caye

6 Gardd Llydaw Jacksons Lane

Carmarthen, SA31 1QD

Before devouring this delicious ice-cream, you can watch it being made in The Palm Caye’s on-site lab. You’ll enjoy the relaxed ambiance, and the music and decor will make you feel as though you’ve stepped into the Caribbean rather than Carmarthen.

The Real Fruit Creamery

1 Malt Street, Knutsford, WA16 6ES,

This independent creamery uses only the finest quality ingredients to make this fresh and fruity gelato. If you can’t choose between all of the types, just pick the flavour of the month.

The Roydon Lockhouse

141 High St, Roydon, Harlow, CM19 5EF

This beautiful riverside tearoom has stunning scenery and delicious ice creams. The perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

The Seastrand

Bottom Station,

Scarborough

YO11 2LX

This independent local family business on the South Bay has a wonderful rooftop balcony where you can sit out and look at the stunning sea views.

The Songbird Ice Cream Cafe and Creative Space

23 Manor Farm Rd, Southampton SO18 1NN

If you want to spend some time crafting as well as eating quality ice cream, then this is the place for you. With an abundance of creative workshops, you’ll enjoy the friendly and relaxed environment.

The stowaway coffee co.

2 Penniless Cove Hill, Tenby, SA70 7BZ

This quirky little coffee shop is hidden away under the arches by the harbour, and has a great variety of food and drink. They stock Mary’s Farmhouse ice cream which is a family business in Pembrokeshire.

The Sweet Shop

2 Sea View Terrace, Snowdonia National Park, LL35 0EE

Using fresh Welsh cream and milk, The Sweet Shop make their own ice cream which makes for an authentic taste. There are so many flavours to choose between, and also some delicious sorbets.

The Works

11 High Street

High Wycombe

HP11 2AZ

With a trendy and modern decor, this is a stylish place to hang out and have some ice cream! Make sure you try the tempting ice cream cookie sandwich and the Oreo freakshake!

Timoneys Ice Cream

6 Canal Street,

Newry,

BT35 6JB

Timoneys have been serving ice cream for over 80 years, so they know what they are doing. Their homemade ice cream with a whole variety of toppings is served in a lovely vintage cafe. The milkshakes are also worth trying. You can take it away or enjoy it in the parlour.

Toby Jug Café

6 The Bridge, Boscastle, PL35 0HE

The Toby Jug Cafe is nestled in the scenic hills of Boscastle on Cornwall’s North Coast, and has seating both indoors and outdoors. You can enjoy a full English breakfast, cream tea with fresh scones or choose from a variety of ice creams.

Uncle Albert's Ice Cream Emporium

High St, Borth, SY24 5HZ

This vegetarian cafe also provides a selection of vegan food, but will be enjoyed by everyone. Stocking artisan ice cream by Wild Fig and also vegan sorbets. This makes an interesting change from the more generic seaside cafes.

Unico Gelato & Caffe

37 Pembridge Road, London, W11 3HG

Delicious creamy gelato served in a light and airy cafe. Enjoy your gelato in the window seat and watch the world go by!

Valenti’s Gelato Artisan

Williams Quay

Calstock

PL18 9QA

Overlooking the River Tamar, this ice cream comes with a view! There are plenty of flavours to choose from, and everything is reasonably priced. The ice cream is made on site and varies from day to day.

Varani's Forum Café

37 High Glencairn St, Kilmarnock KA1 4AE

The family owned Varani’s Forum Cafe has been providing residents and tourists with ice cream for many years now and is well established as the town’s local ice cream parlour.

Waffles & Cream

10 Fryern Arcade, Winchester Road, Eastleigh SO53 2DP

If you find yourself in the area, this is one of the best places to call in for breakfast, with a variety of delicious freshly baked waffles and crepes. If you’re feeling hungry you can take on the waffles and cream challenge!

Whippie Dippies Ice Cream Parlour

Skegness Pier Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UE

The vibrant Skegness Pier is home to Whippie Dippie’s Ice Cream Parlour, a visit here will be the cherry on top of your day by the seaside.

Wild At Spirit

21-23 Eld Ln, Colchester, CO1 1LS

This trendy coffeehouse provides a range of delicious ice creams, but also offers sustainably sourced exotic meats, so you can have kangaroo sausage rolls followed by crispy donut ice cream!

Willy Wallers Ice Cream Parlour

Unit 14B, The Wharf, Penzance, TR18 2GB

There are over 30 varieties of homemade Cornish ice cream on offer here at Willy Wallers. Plenty of seating outside so you can enjoy your ice cream in the Penzance sunshine.

Winstones Ice Cream Limited

Greenacres, Stroud, GL5 5BX

Situated in the National Trust’s Rodborough Common, this ice cream parlour sells a range of 30 award winning premium ice cream and five sorbets.

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