You can’t beat a good ol’ ice cream by the beach. Whether it’s in a waffle cone, covered in sprinkles or with a flake – ice cream is always enjoyable. And the seaside town of Scarborough, which is actually England’s oldest seaside resort is home to Yorkshire’s oldest ice cream parlour.
The Harbour Bar, in Scarborough, is found on South Bay and is Yorkshire’s oldest ice cream parlour. The authentic Italian gelateria has been open for 76 years and opened way back in 1945. Still to this day, the popular ice cream parlour is found to be packed with guests- especially in the summer months.
Scarborough’s number one ice cream bar is owned by the Alzoni family, who have been making ice cream since the turn of the century when they moved from Rome to Scarborough.
Its retro style, which has the classic ice cream parlour look of 1950s America, never goes out of style. Not much has changed in the years since they originally opened with waiters and waitresses still wearing bright yellow uniforms with white cuffs.
Much like the decor, the menu is classic as well. Serving up all those ice cream classics such as thick milkshakes, knickerbocker glories, ice cream floats and or course sundaes.
One TripAdvisor user wrote: “Huge portion but the ice cream was amazing. Still remains the best dessert place in Scarborough.”
Another wrote: “The best coffee in Scarborough! lovely décor, we were there for the Halloween weekend, all the staff were dressed up and looked really good, can’t recommend this place enough.”
And finally, one user said: “Always visit the Harbour Bar wherever we are in Scarborough & it never fails to please. There is always room for ice cream. Their Eton Mess is a treat. Always!!”
Whether you’re heading for a windy walk along the coast and fancy a sugar hit afterwards or heading to Scarborough this summer – it’s the perfect calorific treat that is worth it.
Heading over to Scarborough for its first-ever winter wonderland ice rink? Why not head down to South Bay and visit Yorkshire’s oldest ice cream parlour?
Feature Image Credit: Harbour Bar/ TripAdvisor