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3 The Mowlem, Swanage BH19 1DD, England
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (34 reviews)
“panini” (5 reviews)
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££ - £££
3 The Mowlem, Swanage BH19 1DD, England
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

A really good cup of coffee and an excellent choice of cakes etc. We had toasted tea cakes and they were quickly delivered to our table with plenty of butter. Well worth stopping by!

Thank Cathy163
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A group of 8 of us went here for ice creams and all had different flavours...and all loved what we had! Great size portions, imaginative and tasty flavours and reasonably priced. 3 of the group then went back 2 hours later for another ice cream...must...More

Thank KathrynC87
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the selection of flavours and the taste. They are very creamy and the scoops were very generous to the point the staff had to replace the cone I was given due to the amount of ice-cream, kudos.

Thank NicolasF1977
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Great location on the beach, the gelato looks very appetising and flavour choices are plentiful! Don't miss the chance to visit. Coffee good too.

Thank Treats999
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

A little gem of a cafe! Lovely staff, and excellent coffee. Flat white made perfectly and delicious cakes and panini as well. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank CaroF1980
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We love the ice cream from here, its the best in Swanage. But sometimes it's difficult to catch them open in the evenings. Carmen is always smiling.

Thank David H
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Right on the junction of Station, Shore and Institute Roads Fortes is certainly central. We chose ice cream from the extensive range. It is not cheap at £3.85 for two scoops but was delicious. Sitting outside the only detraction was the amount of litter (from...More

Thank Thoresway
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Fortes ice cream parlour. The ice cream is amazing and the waffle cones are as good as they can be. Totally recommend the key lime pie flavour or the mango sorbet. No doubt we will be getting our ice...More

Thank ERomero13
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Loads of really good flavours and the ice cream was delicious, returned numerous times during our week in Swanage.

Thank mdbloomfield
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Stopped and had an ice-cream what more can you say! It's a seaside tradition! It was delicious and not over priced!

Thank Kim R
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Mowlem, Swanage BH19 1DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
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