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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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Oban, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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
Cologne, Germany
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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Hubby and I spotted The Pokey Hat while walking around Oban on our first night there. We had just finished supper but decided we still had some room for dessert, The Pokey Hat has an excellent selection of different flavours. I had 2 scoops, salted caramel and a toffee ice cream. Oh so yummy! Definitely recommend stopping here!

Thank Bonnie W
Cologne, Germany
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great little ice cream shop, excellent flavours, and wonderful ice cream! Yum yum! We would definitely return when we're back in Oban!

Thank Jason W
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had ice creams a couple of times whilst staying in Oban. Really delicious (particularly the Oreo flavour!) and would recommend!

Thank alsma
Pershore, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

What can I say. Lovely creamy ice cream in a biscuit cone. Oh, make that a double! According to my Scottish partner, a pokey hat is the name given to the cone.

Thank Gilly P
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

So this place makes lovely ice cream and if you're in the area, it's well worth having some. Simple.

Thank Matt M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

so many different flavours to choose from, staff really friendly and helpful. Central situation and reasonably priced.

Thank hazey601
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Was surprised at the ice cream portion as well as the variety of ice cream. They also offered a portion for dogs! Plenty of people serving and very friendly

Thank bamk1314
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Loved their soft ice cream with butterscotch flavour... One was not enough for me and their are chairs outside the shop to where you can set enjoy your ice cream with the breathtaking view of the harbour

Thank amnasj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?