No matter how old you are, ice cream has to be the best loved holiday treat, no self respecting holiday should be without at least one little (or large) taste of this frozen delight . So whether you opt for an extravagant sundae, a classic ’99’, a tub with a little wooden ‘spoon’, a knickerbocker glory, a good old plain vanilla or a brand new and modern flavour in an a sugar cone with sprinkles, Northumberland can provide your every wish!
After a sight seeing day in Hexham take your pick from Molly Moo’s or Big Licks Ice Cream Parlour. Molly Moo’s serves the exquisite cream of Galloway ice cream together with milk shakes and all manner of ice creamy delights together with other snacks and drinks. The picturesque village of Corbridge too has an icy offer, grab your favourite cone or tub from The Emporium Parlour and head off for a leisurely saunter along the banks of the lovely River Tyne!
For the creamiest Northumbrian offering it’s worth making a special trip to Wheelbirks Parlour near Stocksfield for their real Jersey ice cream made on site using milk from their small herd of Jersey cows. Wheelbirks offer a fantastic range of flavours and also serves hot food and drinks from their spacious parlour or head outdoors to the lovely orchard, an idyllic spot to sit watch the cows grazing in the fields and the chickens going about their daily business. A small gift shop, the chance to see the Jersey girls themselves together with jersey milk, cream, eggs and lots more to take away with you, is all on offer at Wheelbirks.
If you’re heading to North Northumberland for the day then The Doddington Milk Bar in Wooler is the place to go for the award winning crafted Doddington ice cream. The Milk Bar serves breakfast, light bites, smoothies, floats, milkshakes, hot drinks and of course Doddington Dairy ice cream including their Dark Skies luxury vanilla.
Morwick Dairy which can be found near the picturesque village of Warkworth stirs up recipes and flavours to bring back the true experience of Farmhouse dairy ice cream, but with a unique Italian twist. Call in at their parlour and choose from over 160 flavours, of course the biggest problem will be deciding which one to try!
Many of our pubs, restaurants, cafes and visitor attractions offer locally made ice cream so you may be lucky enough to spot some of these on the menu if your dining out or sightseeing. Whilst on your travels around our scenic County make sure you listen out for that well known jingle of the local vans who as if by magic appear at just the right moment in the parks and car parks across the County.
You can rest assured if ice cream is high up on your holiday treat list your next stay in Northumberland will not disappoint. To book your next stay and of course an ice creamy fix you can find all our availability and prices on our website.