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The Pokey Hat

13 Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NJ, Scotland
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (147 reviews)
“scones” (17 reviews)
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13 Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unwelcoming - a sign actually reads "no free samples". In addition cash only, seems unbelievable in 2018. Ice cream was good, if a little soft. Generous portions.

Thank MR1587
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having had the beautiful ice creams on offer at The Pokey Hat before, my wife and I decided to visit again whilst in Oban. We walked in and was told very abruptly by the lady behind the counter, "We don't open until 1." We apologised...More

Thank AndyandAlexB
Reviewed 14 April 2018

I've ordered salted caramel ice-cream and the taste reminded me my childhood because they were my favourite. I also tried banana ice cream and the taste was exactly like bananas, nevertheless, the colour was blue. Totally worth to go there.

Thank Aida G
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We visit Oban once a year and never miss having a tasty ice cream in the Pokey Hat. Friendly staff, cute shop and relaxed athmosphere!

Thank Michael_Draeger
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Oban from Ohio USA and Pokey Hay had the best ice cram we’ve ever tasted! I got the banana and my daughter got coconut. We stopped in every day for the three days we visited to satisfy our addiction these creamy treats.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a must for anyone in Oban; a little expensive but a nice treat now and again; there is a lovely paved area outside so lovely to sit and watch the world go by and enjoy the great views over the harbour, life doesn’t...More

Thank 298sunshine
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Delicious creamy ice cream with a wide range of flavours and huge portions- perfect evening pudding!

Thank joannaA5689221
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I fancied an ice cream so popped in here I asked for salted caramel and vanilla and was given 4 scoops in a cone ended up sharing it with my husband as it was massive but was gorgeous.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Wow, the ice cream is made fresh everyday. Stunning flavours and very generous portions. Well worth a visit.

Thank Purplesecret
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great little artisan ice cream shop - boasting that everything is home made. Good location right by the harbour and near various watering holes, and right next to a big paved area with lots of benches to sit on (if you can find a dry...More

Thank Robandeil
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Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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View, 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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