A look at the top rated ice-cream in Northumberland, according to TripAdvisor, plus a couple of extra scoops!
An d what is the first thing you crave when the temperatures soar – who said ice-cream? Well here’s a list of the top 18 places in Northumberland according to the reviews left on TripAdvisor They might be specialist ice-cream parlours, diversifying fish & chip shops or cafes. And there's a couple that we think should appear in the list. How many will you get round to trying this summer?
One reviewer wrote: “Excellent ice cream, my only regret was not enough time to try every flavour!” Another said: "Just had a fantastic ice cream from here, lots of choice and even had gluten free cones which I’ve never had before in a cafe - very impressed." TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5.
A recent review said: "Stopped off for ice creams and were pleasantly surprised at how well they have set up for Covid etc. Staff were happy and smiling. Ice creams were huge but tasted brilliant, possibly the nicest ice cream that I have ever had." TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
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"Can never drive or walk past this Milk Bar without buying an ice cream, so many flavours it’s difficult to choose," was the verdict of a recent reviewer of Doddington's Milk Bar in Wooler. TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
The view of a recent customer: "The Beckleberrys ice cream is delicious and there is a huge variety of flavours to choose from. We visited nearly every day during our week in Northumberland." TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5.
Carlo’s fish and chip shop, run by Andy Watt and Adam Alexander, opened a gelateria within its Market Street premises in March 2020 using the traditional methods an Italian ancestor once used. A recent reviewer wrote: "The take away half litres of gelato are out of this world. We had the pistachio and raspberry ripple and they were insanely good. Wish we lived nearer. Although I would be much fatter!" TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5.
A recent reviewer wrote: “Lovely owners selling great ice cream, slushes and sweeties.” TripAdvisor rating: 5/5
One reviewer wrote: "Called in recently with my partner for a treat; we chose to try the cookies and cream ice cream (which was amazing!) & a mixed cone with mint chocolate chip & peanut butter (equally amazing!) - great selection tasty flavours to choose from." Wheelbirks ice cream has also be selected as the primary brand at the new Paradise parlour at Barter Books, Alnwick, where this picture was taken. TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5.
A reviewer wrote:"Weather was very hot therefore decided to sample their Ice cream. The pistachio,white chocolate and raspberry was delicious-well worth a visit." TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5.
A reviewer wrote: "33 flavours [of ice cream] to choose from and all I can say is the white chocolate and raspberry and the pistachio beautiful." TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
An ice cream parlour serving over 20 different flavours of award winning Ciccarelli gelato and sorbets, plus dog ice cream for your four legged friends. The most recent reviewer wrote: "so many flavours to choose from. We tried four different ones and they were all delicious. Would absolutely recommend and we hope to return soon." TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
The latest reviewer wrote: "Lovely ice cream shop with a really impressive menu. Reasonably priced, lovely friendly staff, and sundaes very Instagram worthy!" TripAdvisor rating 5/5 (only 12 reviews so far).
One reviewer wrote: "Antoninos sell the most incredible soft-serve. It is the creamiest, smoothest ice-cream I've tasted. We had Italian family with us, who run a gelateria in Sardinia - even they were impressed." TripAdvisor rating: 5/5 (just 12 reviews)
A reviewer wrote: "We stopped for an ice cream and found out it was Doddington ice cream, lovely." TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
"Very good ice cream and lovely location to enjoy it!" said one reviewer. TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5.
A reviewer wrote: "Lovely ice cream, dark cherry particularly good although old favourites rum and raisin and mint chocolate chip tasty and plenty of flavour." TripAdvisor rating: 4/5
A reviewer wrote: "I come for Gelato once a month - it's a old family recipe that's been there since 1921 and the family from 1918. You want authentic, come here." TripAdvisor rating: 3.5/5.
"Quick ice cream on a cold and windy day ... for old times' sake. Bertorelli’s IS Newbiggin," said one reviewer. TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5.
A reviewer wrote: "The grandkids love the ice cream and the large selection available. Always suprised at the different ice creams on offer." TripAdvisor rating: 4/5.
Part of the former Alnwick Railway Station that houses the famous secondhand bookshop, Barter Books. It sells Wheelbirks ice cream.
Sells award-winning Italian ice cream from Equi, based in Scotland.