52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #15 Eat Ice Cream
Eat Ice Cream
Do you love Ice Cream?
Is Ice Cream part of your Holiday staple diet?
Read on for:
A History of Ice Cream
An Introduction to Robin Hood’s Bay
The Best Places to Get Your Ice Cream Fix in Robin Hood’s Bay
Our Other Top Ice Cream Recommendations
Robin Hood’s Bay
Perched on the coast between the surrounding cliffs of Scarborough and Whitby sits a Bay. The backdrop of the Bay is an old Yorkshire fishing village. This is Robin Hood’s Bay, the gem on the picturesque coastal edge of the North York Moors National.
Built on a steep hill the old 17th Century village heads down to the Bay. Winding streets, steep steps and cobbled alleyways make up what was once called Baytown. A maze of a village it’s easy to get lost here in Robin Hood’s Bay. Just all part of the magic of what makes it so special.
Where did Ice Cream originate?
Would it surprise you if we said China? It definitely surprised us. This version of Ice Cream is thought to have been Ice from the Mountains topped with pureed fruit toppings. This developed into Ice and Milk variations.
Thought to have been brought to Europe from China Ice Cream became popular in Italy and France. This is where the Milk varieties developed.
The first American Ice Cream Parlour opened in New York City in 1776.
Dollies Sweet Shop & Van
Dollies Sweet Shop in the Dock of Robin Hood’s Bay is a great stop for your Holiday Ice Cream fix. Dollies offer a warm welcome and a great selection of Beacon Farm Ice Cream. Just like Dollies Beacon Farm Ice Cream is a family run Business. Based in Whitby your Ice Cream doesn't come more local than this.
You won’t be disappointed with a cone or tub plain or with all the toppings from Dollies.
Heading for the beach? Here you will find probably the most famous Ice Cream Van on the Yorkshire Coast. Who said you can’t have Ice Dream twice or for breakfast for that matter.
Dollies also sell all the usual brand favourites both in the shop and on the Van. Dollies Sweet Shop is also packed to the rafters with all your favourite sweets old and new.
You will find Brown’s on New Road halfway between the bottom of Bay Bank (the enormously steep hill) and the Dock of Robin Hood’s Bay. A chocolate lover's paradise.
Brown’s serves Brymor Ice Cream, a North Yorkshire based Dairy Ice Cream. Enjoy a tub or a cone of their selection of flavours. Enjoy their delicious selection of toppings including chocolate from the famous Brown’s Chocolate Fountain.
Brown’s is also packed to the rafters with all your favourite sweets and handmade chocolates.
Ice Cream All Around The Bay
Other stockists selling all your favourite branded Ice Creams and Ice Lollies include:
Thorpe Stores in Fylingthorpe
Baytown Stores in Upper Robin Hood’s Bay
Muir Lea Stores in Lower Robin Hood’s Bay
You will also be able to find a selection of Ice Creams served in the Tearooms, Cafes, Takeaways, and Pubs of Robin Hood’s Bay.
Ice Cream Recommendations
Heading out of Robin Hood’s Bay for the day we have two great recommendations for you:
Beacon Farm in Whitby
Head to Beacon Farm itself for a Parlour style Sundae. But can you handle the Belly Buster? Eight scoops of any combination of flavours of Beacon Farm Ice Cream. Top it off with whipped cream and your favourite toppings.
Beacon Farm also serves a selection of Ice Cream Sundaes, Cones and Tubs. You will also find a full breakfast and lunch menu.
Harbour Bar in Scarborough
Head for a true Retro Ice Cream Parlour experience.
At the Harbour Bar you will find all the classics and more. Delicious creamy Italian soft Ice Cream.
You will also find a selection of Cones and Tubs at Harbour Bar to eat in or take away.
Relaxing Coastal Escapes in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire
Sam and Sian have been helping you make memories and relax on the coast since April 2017.
Baytown Holiday Cottages is a small North Yorkshire Booking Agency specialising in the Robin Hood’s Bay area of the North York Moors National Park.
Two locals who know the area and the cottages inside Out. Their home, their workplace and their playground. Helping you find your escape by the sea
So why not stay for a while in one of the Best Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Cottages.
Smaller properties are available from 2 nights and the larger properties from 3 nights. All dependent on the time of year. All of our cottages are priced accordingly throughout the year. All of our properties feature in size order. Largest to smallest as you scroll down the Accommodation Page.