Ice-cream parlour whips up praise to be named in UK top ten

HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales in Amble.
HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales in Amble.

A multi-award winning boutique ice-cream parlour in a north Northumberland town has been rated as the fourth best in the UK, based on feedback and reviews left on TripAdvisor.

Spurreli, in Amble, is the only shop in the North East of England to make the top 10, with one reviewer describing its treats as just as good as any gelateria in Rome or Venice.

Owner Nick Spurr was delighted with the result.

He said: “We are absolutely thrilled and overwhelmed.

“All of the team works hard to give what we call the Spurreli experience.”

Tutti Frutti, in Reading, came out on top, while Bournemouth’s Giggi Gelateria and Cornwall’s Mr B’s Ice-cream Parlour were second and third respectively.

Others in the top 10 were Notarianni Ices, in Blackpool, Hastings’ Di Polas, Joe’s, in Swansea, Amorino, in London, Mr Creemy, in Tonypandy, and Whitby’s Teare Wood’s Luxury Ice-cream Parlour.

Every drop of Spurreli’s ice-cream is made at its premises by Amble harbour.

The company uses Northumbrian pedigree milk and cream from Marley Cote Walls farm, flavoured from the variety of local produce.

Seasonal flavourings and ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible, including Alnwick Rum. These are combined with the finest Italian flavourings, to help create delicious, decadent ice-cream and gelato.

Last year, Prince Charles sampled some Spurreli ice-cream during a visit to north Northumberland.

The parlour also has a quirky feature – a former piece of floating artwork which was made at Mr Spurr’s Amble Boat Company and housed on the River Tyne last year. It is used as an overspill and community space.