The ice cream parlour 90 minutes from Coventry inspired by Jeremy Clarkson's show Clarkson Farm

Bobby's Ice Cream Parlour in Werrington, 90 minutes from Coventry is a great day out this weekend for families
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As the anticipated summer weather finally arrives, there's a sweet idea that you can try out for a family-friendly day out this summer. How about a 90-minute drive from Coventry to a small village with its own ice-cream parlour and windmill?

Bobby's Ice-Cream Parlour in Werrington is set within the stunning Staffordshire Moorlands. The parlour is run by husband and wife, Natalie and Craig Taylor, who was inspired by Jeremy Clarkson's hit Amazon Prime show Carkson's Farm to open up their own cafe at their farm.

There are many unusual ice cream names and flavours from 'Cherry Blizzard, Death by Chocolate, Gin & Damson, Crème Brûlée and Mango Sorbet, all made by Snugburys in Chesire. There are also homemade pizzas you can order and jacket potatoes with unique toppings such as 'Greek God', which includes lamb shoulder, homemade tzatziki and feta cheese.

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Their ethos is to hone in on North Staffordshire produce, with the menu including homemade cakes and gluten-free options. Natalie told StokeonTrentLive: "We're serving sausage rolls, jams, ice creams and fresh coffees. We are family-orientated. There is nothing like this in the area - it's a little bit different."

The tea rooms and parlour are named after their three-year-old son, who is named after Craig's grandfather and the idea came as a result of family day trips.

Craig said: "We enjoy going out and getting ice cream and we just thought 'we can make that at home'. We saw the opportunity. We'd just renovated our house and were too busy to keep livestock, so we thought it was a good route to go down.

"I think Snugburys is the furthest brand we have. They're very popular. We have milk from Caverswall and the cakes are made locally. Our produce is very local. We're very proud of that fact."

Bobby's Ice-Cream Parlour and Tea Rooms is currently open from Fridays to Sundays, but the family hope to extend their opening times soon. For more information about the parlour, visit Bobby's Facebook page here.

Werrington sits at 880ft above sea level and has a windmill that dates back to 1730 which used to be topped by a miniature turbine which generated electricity for the pub next door. Used as a lookout by the local Home Guard during World War Two, the shelter remains on the roof.

There are also some great walks nearby where you can visit attractions such as Foxfield Steam Railway, Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre, RSPB Coombes Valley, Knypersley Reservoir and Wetley Moor Common.

How to get to Bobby's Ice Cream Parlour from Coventry:

  • Location: Bobby's Ice Cream Parlour, Springfield Farm, Hulme Ln, Hulme, Werrington, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5BH - it takes around one hour and 30 minutes from Coventry via the M6 and M6 Toll.

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