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Portsoy Ice Cream

24 Seafield Street | Portsoy, Banff AB45 2QT, Scotland
+44 1261 842279
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The icecream is legendary and the coffee is great

I don't need to describe the ice cream at Portsoy Ice Cream - it really is legendary. I would just... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
DeeStrachan
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Banff, United Kingdom
Ice Cream for Boxing Day Dinner

I bought Ice cream for a family Boxing Day Dinner. We had a large 1.9 litre tub of vanilla & 3 x... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
SAB5859
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Banff, United Kingdom
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We are a family run business located in the picturesque harbour village of Portsoy in Aberdeenshire on the Moray Firth, Scotland and have a smaller outlet in Turriff. Alex and staff strive to create an exciting range of ice creams and sorbets which are all made in our Portsoy shop using the finest, and when possible, local ingredients. Over the years we have won numerous awards for our ice creams and sorbets at the National Ice Cream Competition and are preferred suppliers of Fasque House, a beautiful wedding venue.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“toffee sauce” (7 reviews)
“scones” (16 reviews)
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24 Seafield Street | Portsoy, Banff AB45 2QT, Scotland
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"my fav"
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I don't need to describe the ice cream at Portsoy Ice Cream - it really is legendary. I would just like to say that I had the best cup of coffee for a long time when we went in there last. All served by lovely...More

Thank DeeStrachan
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

I bought Ice cream for a family Boxing Day Dinner. We had a large 1.9 litre tub of vanilla & 3 x 450 mil tubs of mint chocolate chip - when you buy three tubs of ice cream you get the third half price. The...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Lots of different ice cream flavours with lots of hot and cold sauces... I just can't drive past this shop without stopping for two scoops.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Absolutely brilliant choice of ice cream and waffles. Kids found making the decision as to what to have along with all the sauces and toppings hard! Very busy with a good atmosphere. Obviously very popular as the queue was out the door and round the...More

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Alex M, Owner at Portsoy Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

We have been working on this during a very busy period. We have changed our system and I am confident we will manage to handle crowds more efficiently in future. Thank you for your nice comments. Alex Murray

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Simply the best ice cream. The queue of about 30 folk tells it's own story. Good value for a top notch product. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely tub of Portsoy ice cream....yummy!!!!! Huge selection of different flavours...easy to find,on Main Street.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Don't know what the ice cream was like as I gave up waiting after standing for 15 minutes in a queue with three groups in it that didn't move. They seem to have problem serving the small seating area and the ice cream counter at...More

Thank Robert F
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Alex M, Owner at Portsoy Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi. I am sorry about that. We do have some new members of staff at the moment but we are taking steps to improve service. If it was last night we had a very busy afternoon and staff were late at getting their breaks leading...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

In 18 months this little gem has grown! The ices remain fantastic and according to my fiancee are the best she has ever tasted especially the rose and lemon! Rest assured we will be back!

Thank Jeremy B
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We were on holiday in the area and followed the great reviews to this fantastic little ice cream parlour tucked away in a little gift shop and post office. The selection of cones, flavours and toppings just makes for half the fun but there's so...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

If you love top quality homemade ice cream then a visit to Portsoy Ice Cream is a must. The flavours are too numerous to mention here but there are the staple favourites such as Fudgy-Wudgy and Jaffa Cake to name but a few. Every day...More

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