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The Pokey Hat

#2 of 2 Dessert in Oban
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13 Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NJ, Scotland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I would highly recommend this store to any tourists coming to the area. The staff are very helpful and the ice creams are without a doubt the best in the country!

Thank Liam R
Vancouver, Washington
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop on by and have some ice cream! Lot's to choose from. Service wasn't super friendly, however : (

Thank caroledc2015
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had pistachio and Turkish delight ice cream with a flake....the Turkish delight actually had chunks of chic covered Turkish delight in it.......amazing!

Thank jetice_10
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Saturday afternoon snack Great choice of ice creams, we settled for banana chic chip with toffee fudge in a sugar cone and flake. The other was white chocolate and toffee swirl again in sugar cone with flake. Nice and the weather helped being sunny and warm. Friendly staff and a cue out the door, always good to see

Thank Thejuniperclub
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254 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Large range of flavours to choose from - the Turkish delight flavour was amazing. A popular shop with possible queues.Reasonably priced. We sat outside on the seats shared with the nearby eateries.

Thank dale160
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322 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've cream made on the premises and about30 flavours available. No indoor area for sitting on a wet day as its only a small shop. Reasonably well priced.

Thank WillStaffordshire
Oban, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great little take away Ice cream parlour. Lots of flavours, everyone delicious. Generous portions and lots of options

Thank image2054
Ardrishaig, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The ice cream here is nice and there is a decent amount of choice however, my visit (Saturday 8th April) was let down due to a member of staff. I wasn't sure on an ice cream flavour so asked the woman if I could sample it and she abruptly replies "it takes like custard", I found this very rude -... More 

Thank Chlochlo1234
Oban, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Definitely the best ice cream I've had on the west coast of Scotland! All homemade which is even better. Blue banana is my go to always.

Thank Aylay95
State College, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

In case you don't know, Pokey Hat is the term used by some Scots for an ice cream cone. The ice cream is great, people are friendly and well worth a visit when you are in Oban.

Thank Alexnana1

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Oban
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?