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“Fantastic 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic ice cream”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The Pokey Hat makes its soft-serve ice cream fresh each day to an Italian recipe - it's delicious, probably the best ice cream I've tasted in Scotland. The cherry ripple is especially good. I'm less keen on the mint choc chip though; the chocolate chips are way too large which is texturally not pleasant and they taste cheap, like cooking chocolate. One point deducted for that but otherwise I highly recommend the Pokey Hat!

Visited July 2014
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“Makes a holiday thee holiday!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We have been coming to Oban for 23 years now and now look forward to coming even more because of the pokey hat! It has now become a bit of a tradition for us while we're here after our tea at night we go down the town for an ice cream from here. When we told our 4 year old daughter we are going back to Oban, the first thing she says is "we going to the pokey hat?!?" The only thing I would say is they need to make more ice cream so they don't run out, it's been shut a couple of times we went down around 7-8pm! The other ice cream we got just wasn't as good. Good job guys, I don't know what your secret is, but best ice cream in Scotland!!! :-)

  • Visited July 2014
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“Pineapple!!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Super tasty pineapple, delicious strawberry frozen yoghurt and a creamy white chocolate devoured by our family this afternoon. Would definitely recommend!

  • Visited July 2014
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Pittsburgh, PA
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“Love The Pokey Hat”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We were in Oban for three nights and that meant three trips to the Pokey Hat. What can I say, great ice cream. If you are in Oban and you like ice cream, this is a must.

  • Visited July 2014
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“The best ice cream ever!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This was the best ice cream I have ever tasted. A definitely must try whilst sitting on the seafront.

  • Visited July 2014
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