It’s official: Amble has the best ice cream parlour in the UK

Posted on 18th August 2014 | in Community , Heritage & Tourism , News

spurreliWhen it comes to ice cream, we know we’re pretty lucky here in the Friendliest Port. But now it seems the rest of the world knows it too.

Spurreli Boutique Ice Cream has been voted the best Ice Cream Parlour in the UK.

Worldwide review site TripAdvisor lists ratings made by travellers on a wide variety of subjects – from hotels to activities, to restaurants. And the people have spoken. Listed 4th in 2013, this year Spurreli has leaped into first place, due to the number of good ratings and reviews by customers.

Spurreli owner Nick Spurr told The Ambler: “We are absolutely thrilled by the news of the award through Tripadvisor. The independent customer reviews are a testament to the product and the dedicated hard working passion and enthusiasm of our team. We see it as a real accolade and are delighted that it is an Amble Business.

“Customer reviews can be double edged so we are focused on customer service, it’s all about the ‘Spurreli’ way – the smile, the welcome, the thank you and the goodbye !”

Tripadvisor: Top UK Ice Cream Parlour

1.Spurreli, Amble, Northumberland

(5 out of 5 bubbles of TripAdvisor, 200 reviews)

Placed 4th in 2013 – Situated in between the harbour and town-square, Spurreli combines local, seasonal ingredients – from home grown berries to Alnwick Rum – with traditional Italian flavourings to create its speciality ice cream.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “I have visited Italy for the last 17 years and have to say the ice cream here is just as good as any Gelateria in Rome or Venice.”

Katie and Abbie Walker enjoying their Spurreli ice creams

Katie and Abbie Walker enjoying their Spurreli ice creams


“Visited for the first time today, and will be back! The ice cream is delicious, especially the mango and passion fruit! Great place to visit on a sunny day.”

“Atmosphere..Ice cream a must and Italian beers and wines. No problem too small dealt by the management and staff with a smile and sometimes a chat if not too busy.”

“We made a special detour to visit this ice cream parlour. The range of flavours means you’re spoilt for choice and we ended up having three different flavours each and would have liked to try many more. Friendly enthusiastic staff. Worth a special trip.”

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