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The Pokey Hat

13 Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NJ, Scotland
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (132 reviews)
“waffle cone” (4 reviews)
“mango” (3 reviews)
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13 Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a true find and the ice cream is delicious - cannot be faulted. However, it opens late on in the morning and the staff have never been chatty or informed - they never encourage you to try before you buy, or tellnyou anything...More

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Pokey Hat multiple times when on our trip around Scotland this past week. The ice cream from this shop is freshly made and tastes delicious. The portion sizes are incredible, nothing like the portion size from the local ice cream shops where...More

1  Thank Kacie12x
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a double choc and vanilla sugar cone and it was fab - even tho it melted up my arm cos it was so big and I couldn't scoff it fast enough! I originally wanted blueberry - but the lad told me they only...More

Thank dawn642
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love ice cream and the Pokey Hat did not disappoint! Their ice cream is creamy and flavorful and we enjoyed every bite! This is about as good as it gets! I had the banana with chocolate chips and my husband had...More

Thank Lyoder11
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Found our favourite flavour of ice-cream here but was also spoilt for choice as they had a wonderful selection. Sat outside in the sun and enjoyed.

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Every time I come to Oban always have to get an ice cream from here. It is my favourite ice cream shop in Oban. Reason not 5 star and only 4 is personal reasons. That is because I like nut ice cream and sometimes only...More

Thank Zoe E
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Best ice cream ever! Salted Caramel was wonderful.....could sit and watch harbor and slurp down the delicious ice cream!

Thank Melinda R
Reviewed 28 May 2017 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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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

Thank caroledc2015
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
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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