A walk on Minchinhampton Common wouldn’t be the same without an ice-cream to top it off. Rain or shine, locals and visitors brave the elements to reward themselves with a fresh, fruity or chocolatey scoop or two.
The Vear family have been making ice-cream on these slopes since 1925 and you can taste the experience. Now it’s organic too, thanks to a partnership with Woefuldane Dairy whose short-horn cows graze on these slopes.
Look out for classic British flavours such as blackberries and cream or gooseberry, depending on the season. You’ll find gourmet flavours on the menu too such as prune with armagnac, served at Hobbs House Bistro in nearby Nailsworth. Got a taste for it? Check out Ben Vear’s book – Make your own organic ice-cream – the latest creation from Winstone’s fourth generation ice-cream maker.