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“I dream in Ice Cream”
Review of The Pokey Hat

The Pokey Hat
Ranked #2 of 2 Dessert in Oban
Certificate of Excellence
Description: The Pokey Hat is an Ice cream parlour selling delicious homemade Italian Ice Creams. The ice creams are made fresh daily, in house on the premises, we offer a wide range of flavours which change regularly at reasonable prices and in the summer months we are open from 10am till 10pm 7 days a week. In reply to a lot of tourist questions, yes our shop did belong to Princess Diana's mother Frances Shand Kydd at one time where she ran a successful card and gift shop.
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Description: The Pokey Hat is an Ice cream parlour selling delicious homemade Italian Ice Creams. The ice creams are made fresh daily, in house on the premises, we offer a wide range of flavours which change regularly at reasonable prices and in the summer months we are open from 10am till 10pm 7 days a week. In reply to a lot of tourist questions, yes our shop did belong to Princess Diana's mother Frances Shand Kydd at one time where she ran a successful card and gift shop.
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“I dream in Ice Cream”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Any trip to Oban would not be complete without buying an Ice Cream and where better than the Pokey Hat.
The Pokey Hat sells the very best Ice Cream in Oban in a Myriad of flavours. So many tantalising flavours you age 10 years trying to make a decision on which one to have.
I chose Custard flavour and it certainly was. Lady Katherine had Toffee Fudge and we sat on the harbour wall to enjoy them.
No lumps of ice, no powdery taste and made from only the best ingredients. Next time you are in Oban, drop by the Pokey Hat, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Mmmmmmmmmm”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Om Nom nom :-) we visit this shop every time we are in Oban, a pokey hat is a Scottish term for an ice cream cone.

My mum had a double cone of raspberry and coconut ice creams, my auntie Shirley went for coconut and pistachio ice creams, I had a single Turkish delight ice cream and the boy had white chocolate. The single cones were massive!!!!!! And the double cones were really generous. All our ice creams were served in lovely waffle cones. The ice cream is all made on the premises to,Italian recipes. I have one teeny tiny complaint and its just they had no Ferrero rocher ice cream as that one is the bomb!

The coconut ice creams were delicious, they had a really good flavour and consistency, the raspberry tasted just like fresh raspberries in cream and the pistachio has a beautiful delicate flavour. My Turkish delight ice cream had chunks of frys Turkish delight in it and it was beautifully flavoured. The boys white choc ice cream was also delicately flavoured, I find a lot of white choc ice creams very sickly and the boy isn't a massive ice cream fan but we both love the white choc ice cram from here as it has a lovely subtle flavour :-)

It's £2 for a single cone and £3 for a double, this is a really reasonable price for decent portions of delicious well made ice cream. If you are going to Oban you must pop the pokey hat on your visit list :-)

  • Visited September 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“deeeelicious”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

excellent choice of flavours,very tasty icecream and not as pricey as some we've had....service was okay,staff weren't unpleasant but a smile would have been nice to see

Visited September 2013
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“What a choice”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Wonderful ice cream great choice just what was needed when the sun came out. Sat on a bench across the road over looking the harbour to eat it, nice and relaxing.

  • Visited September 2013
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Inverness, Scotland
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“Excellent ice cream”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Ok, it is just a small shop selling ice cream, but what ice cream!! It isn't easy finding really great ice cream, but this is the spot. And nicely located for enjoying your cone or tub overlooking the bay. Even the vanilla ice cream is beautiful.

Visited September 2013
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