6 Best Ice Cream Spots in the Cotswolds

Monty the Bolthole Retreats Dog enjoying Scoop's ice cream for dogs by Marshfield! (Last Updated On: 19th August 2019)

If you’re visiting the beautiful Cotswolds during the heat of the British summer, you’d be foolish not to cool down with a delicious Cotswold-made ice cream! With so many unusual flavours (as well as the ice-cold classics), you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s also plenty of stunning, scenic spots where you can enjoy an ice cream or two, all close to many of our delightful cottages!


Winstones – Rodborough Common

Located on the edge of the beautiful National Trust Rodborough Common, just outside of Stroud, the Winstone’s team have been making wonderful ice cream on the same site since 1925. You can choose from up to 17 flavours at their parlour, or from a number of vintage vans that appear around the common. You can even buy larger tubs to take home! Better still, the common, with its panoramic views of the Stroud valley and free-roaming dairy herd is the best place to enjoy this delectable treat!


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Marshfield Farm – Near Bath

Marshfield Farm has become extremely popular throughout the UK, but it is produced and based in the Cotswolds! Located in Marshfield, just outside of Bath, Marshfield Ice Cream is a family-run affair that has been in business since 1988. Their motto? From cow to cone! The Marshfield’s parlour is open every weekend throughout the summer, and their ice cream is stocked in numerous locations around the Cotswolds. Marshfield have even created a specially formulated ice cream for dogs, ‘Scoop’s’ after their trusty farm dog, named, you’ve guessed it – Scoop! As you can see from the photo, it’s got Monty the Bolthole Dog’s lick of approval!


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Wholly Cow Gelato – Elmore, Gloucester

Wholly Cow Gelato make their own fabulous Italian-style gelato from their herd of diverse cows – home to many different breeds, from Norwegian Red to Brown Swiss! Their retail room at the barn is open every day except Mondays and Tuesday, and if you’re lucky you might even see the herd being brought in to milk!


Cotswold / Chedworth Ice Cream – Chedworth

Cotswold Ice Cream is so fresh that the ice cream that you purchase at 4pm may well be made up of milk from the 4am morning milk! Visit the parlour at Chedworth Farm Shop to try out some of their flavours, or other sweet treats such as sundaes or milkshakes!


Harriet’s Jolly Nice – Frampton Mansell, Stroud

Harriet’s Jolly Nice ice creams are perhaps most well known for their weird and wonderful flavours, such as beetroot and raspberry, torched marshmallow, spiced pear Stracciatella as well as crisp and pure sorbets such as sloe gin and tonic. Ice creams and sorbets can be sampled and bought at the Jolly Nice Farmshop and Café been Stroud and Cirencester.


Dolcetti – Cirencester

A long-running family business, focusing on creating delicious ice-cream in the traditional gelato style. The Dolcetti parlour in Cirencester is a haven for ice cream fans, who can watch some of the process, while sampling a range of gelatos, sorbets, frozen yoghurt, special deserts and their unique speciality – ice cream cake!


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