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Wensleydale Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee shop

Wensleydale Ice-cream Parlour is a great place to visit for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Dales. Offering a fantastic range of flavours plus waffles, sundaes plus teas and coffees. Made from locally grazed Jersey cows and served in a tastefully converted barn set back off the road From Leyburn to Hawes. We are just out of Aysgarth you’ll find us on the left, postcode DL8 3AS . Give us a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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Wensleydale Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee shop Open 1st, 2nd & 3rd May 2021

Wensleydale Ice-cream Parlour is a great place to visit for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Dales. Offering a fantastic range of flavours plus waffles, sundaes plus teas and coffees. Made from locally grazed Jersey cows and served in a tastefully converted barn set back off the road From Leyburn to Hawes. We are just out of Aysgarth you’ll find us on the left, postcode DL8 3AS . Give us a try, you won’t be disappointed.


    Hard Banks Barn has been renovated and redeveloped for use as an Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop, and also to create local employment in the dales.

    It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
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    In addition to our own locally made icecream in many flavours see below a sample of other foods available (see our food menu for the full choices) at our Icecream Parlour:

    The History of Hardbanks Barn

    By Karen Griffiths, Interpretation Officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority November 2019

    Hard Banks Ice Cream Parlour is in a converted barn just off the A684 near Aysgarth. They’ve done a wonderful job converting the barn inside and out – retaining the look and feel (but none of the cobwebs and hay!) of the original building.

    Barn Font

    We did a little bit of research on the barn prior to meeting Gillian and were absolutely delighted to find that in the early nineteenth century it was one of two barns belonging to the farm that we surveyed up in Thornton Rust earlier this year, called Manor House. This was a typical small dairy farm with lots of original features still in place like the cheese press and dairy shelves.

    In 1839 when the Tithe Awards were recorded for Thornton Rust it was tenanted by Simon Thwaite and his wife Agnes. It was her that would have been turning the milk from cows grazed on Hard Banks into valuable cheese and butter. And it’s her that may have been bucketing the whey left over from cheese-making and pouring it down the two stone chutes to feed the pigs in the sty just across the yard from the dairy.

    The farm was owned by a gentleman named Edward Tennant. We noticed the initials E T carved over the barn’s doorway along with the date 1796. It’s not too hard a stretch to imagine that this huge late eighteenth century barn was erected by the landowner as part of agricultural ‘improvements’ so popular at that time.

    Views of the Barn conversion to Icecream Parlour:

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    Photos from the parlour construction

    Drinks Menu

    Hot Drinks 
    Farrers Tea     
    Specialty Teas    
    £2.00
    £2.20
    Coffees:  
    Americano                £2.40
    Latte                         £2.50
    Flat white               £2.75
    Espresso£2.30
    Mocha£2.85
    Cappuccino£2.75
    Coffee Syrup£0.50
    All made from Farrer’s Artisan Coffee Beans
    Hot Chocolate       £3.00
    Extra Shot               £0.50
    Vanilla or Caramel Hot Chocolate £3.30
      
    Cold Drinks 
    Cold Cans                                       £1.75
    Small Orange Juice/Fruit Juice£1.50
    Bottled water                           £1.50
     Blackcurrant or Orange Squash£1.00 
                
    Frozen Fruit Smoothies £3.50
    Pash N Shoot – Passion fruit, Mango and Pineapple 
    Berry Go Round – Strawberries, Raspberries and blackberries 
    Big 5 – Pineapple, mango, kiwi and strawberry
      
    Ice Cream Shakes – £3.50 (includes cream and mallows)
    Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana and Malted Milk 
    Frozen Fruit Smoothies 

    Other food Menu

    Food Menu

    Please Make Staff Aware of Your Allergens When Ordering at The Till.

    Savouries

    TRAY BAKES, SCONES AND CAKES

    For today’s selection please see counter for choices and prices

    Homemade Soup of Day with a roll £4.75

    TOASTIES

    Toasties served with a side salad, coleslaw and crisps                                                                                                                £5.95

    Toastie with Soup                                                                  £8.50

    FILLINGS AVAILABLE:

    Yorkshire Ham and Cheese

    Cheese and Onion

    Mature Cheddar and Red Onion Marmalade

    Cheese and Tomato

    Cheese and Elijah’s Yorkshire Chutney

    Chutney & marmalade locally sourced from Raydale Preserves, Hawes

    WAFFLES menu Sundae Menu
    Very Berry Banana Split
    Raspberries and Cream Ice Cream
    accompanied with a selection of fruits, topped off with Whipped Cream
    Banana slices with Ice cream of your choice,
    topped off with raspberry coulis,
    cream and a sprinkling of chocolate flake.
    Small £5.50  Large £6.95£5.95
    Chocolate DreamHoneycomb Dream
    Rich Chocolate Ice Cream with a hearty dollop of Nutella, accompanied with freshly sliced banana and whipped cream   Just Jersey and Honeycomb & Salted
    Caramel Ice Cream, accompanied with fudge and cinder toffee pieces.
    Topped off with whipped cream, and fudge sauce   
    Small £5.75  Large £7.00 £5.95
    Chunky MonkeyStrawberry Shortcake                  
    Salted Caramel Ice Cream with a drizzle of caramel sauce, accompanied with fudge pieces and whipped creamJust Jersey and Strawberry Ice Cream                                                     accompanied with butter shortbread.
    Topped off with whipped cream,  strawberry sauce and rainbow sprinkles.
    Small £5.50  Large £6.95£6.25
    Smore for me  Sorbet Surprise
    Just Jersey Ice Cream with a large helping of sprinkled Oreo’s and Chocolate Sauce,   accompanied with mini marshmallows and chocolate flakes.
    Topped off with whipped cream
    A selection of today’s sorbet (non-dairy)with summer fruit coulis and seasonal fruit.
    Small 5.75 Large £7.00£5.95

    New   – Buttermilk Stack Pancakes –

    Regular Stack (5 pancakes)  £4.50          Small Stack (3 pancakes) £3.00

    All Served with Maple Syrup

    Add a scoop of ice cream for £1.00

    Add hot berries or bananas £1.00

    Tray bakes, Scones and Cakes

    For Today’s selection please see counter for choices and prices.

    Ice Creams & Sorbet

    SORBET SURPRISE

    A selection of today’s sorbet (non-dairy) with summer fruit coulis and seasonal fruit

    £5.95

    For special chocolate cones please add 30p.

    1 scoop cone   £2.50                  1 Scoop Tub  £2.50

    2 scoop cone   £3.75                  2 scoop tub  £3.75

    3 scoop cone   £4.50                  3 scoop tub  £4.50

    Children’s cone £2.00

    Choc Dip Cones                                                                                     30p

    Flakes                                                                                                       25p

    Fudge Sticks                                                                                           25p

    Ice Cream Shakes£3.50 (includes cream and mallows)

    Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana and Malted Milk – All made with a scoop of our Just Jersey ice cream. £3.50

    Finding Us & Opening Hours

    Location:

    Hardbanks Barn, Thornton Rust, Nr Leyburn, N Yorks DL8 3AS

    in a tastefully converted barn set back off the road From Leyburn to Hawes. We are just out of Aysgarth you’ll find us on the left, postcode DL8 3AS . Give us a try, you won’t be disappointed.

    Opening Hours –

    Covid19 Lockdown update: From 3rd April 2021 we open with a takeaway service, 12 noon to 5pm Saturdays & Sundays. We look forward to extending the days and times as soon as we are allowed.

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    Our Icecream Barn

    Wensleydale Ice-cream Parlour is a great place to visit for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Dales. Offering a fantastic range of flavours plus waffles, sundaes plus teas and coffees. Made from locally grazed Jersey cows and served in a tastefully converted barn set back off the road From Leyburn to Hawes. 

    Our Icecream Barn

    Wensleydale Ice-cream Parlour is a great place to visit for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Dales. Offering a fantastic range of flavours plus waffles, sundaes plus teas and coffees. Made from locally grazed Jersey cows and served in a tastefully converted barn set back off the road From Leyburn to Hawes. 

    Finding Us & Opening Hours

    Location:

    Hardbanks Barn, Thornton Rust, Nr Leyburn, N Yorks DL8 3AS

    in a tastefully converted barn set back off the road From Leyburn to Hawes. We are just out of Aysgarth you’ll find us on the left, postcode DL8 3AS . Give us a try, you won’t be disappointed.

    Opening Hours –

    Covid19 Lockdown update: From 3rd April 2021 we open with a takeaway service, 12 noon to 5pm Saturdays & Sundays. We look forward to extending the days and times as soon as we are allowed.

    View Page

    Other food Menu

    Food Menu

    Please Make Staff Aware of Your Allergens When Ordering at The Till.

    Savouries

    TRAY BAKES, SCONES AND CAKES

    For today’s selection please see counter for choices and prices

    Homemade Soup of Day with a roll £4.75

    TOASTIES

    Toasties served with a side salad, coleslaw and crisps                                                                                                                £5.95

    Toastie with Soup                                                                  £8.50

    FILLINGS AVAILABLE:

    Yorkshire Ham and Cheese

    Cheese and Onion

    Mature Cheddar and Red Onion Marmalade

    Cheese and Tomato

    Cheese and Elijah’s Yorkshire Chutney

    Chutney & marmalade locally sourced from Raydale Preserves, Hawes

    WAFFLES menu Sundae Menu
    Very Berry Banana Split
    Raspberries and Cream Ice Cream
    accompanied with a selection of fruits, topped off with Whipped Cream
    Banana slices with Ice cream of your choice,
    topped off with raspberry coulis,
    cream and a sprinkling of chocolate flake.
    Small £5.50  Large £6.95£5.95
    Chocolate DreamHoneycomb Dream
    Rich Chocolate Ice Cream with a hearty dollop of Nutella, accompanied with freshly sliced banana and whipped cream   Just Jersey and Honeycomb & Salted
    Caramel Ice Cream, accompanied with fudge and cinder toffee pieces.
    Topped off with whipped cream, and fudge sauce   
    Small £5.75  Large £7.00 £5.95
    Chunky MonkeyStrawberry Shortcake                  
    Salted Caramel Ice Cream with a drizzle of caramel sauce, accompanied with fudge pieces and whipped creamJust Jersey and Strawberry Ice Cream                                                     accompanied with butter shortbread.
    Topped off with whipped cream,  strawberry sauce and rainbow sprinkles.
    Small £5.50  Large £6.95£6.25
    Smore for me  Sorbet Surprise
    Just Jersey Ice Cream with a large helping of sprinkled Oreo’s and Chocolate Sauce,   accompanied with mini marshmallows and chocolate flakes.
    Topped off with whipped cream
    A selection of today’s sorbet (non-dairy)with summer fruit coulis and seasonal fruit.
    Small 5.75 Large £7.00£5.95

    New   – Buttermilk Stack Pancakes –

    Regular Stack (5 pancakes)  £4.50          Small Stack (3 pancakes) £3.00

    All Served with Maple Syrup

    Add a scoop of ice cream for £1.00

    Add hot berries or bananas £1.00

    Tray bakes, Scones and Cakes

    For Today’s selection please see counter for choices and prices.

    Ice Creams & Sorbet

    SORBET SURPRISE

    A selection of today’s sorbet (non-dairy) with summer fruit coulis and seasonal fruit

    £5.95

    For special chocolate cones please add 30p.

    1 scoop cone   £2.50                  1 Scoop Tub  £2.50

    2 scoop cone   £3.75                  2 scoop tub  £3.75

    3 scoop cone   £4.50                  3 scoop tub  £4.50

    Children’s cone £2.00

    Choc Dip Cones                                                                                     30p

    Flakes                                                                                                       25p

    Fudge Sticks                                                                                           25p

    Ice Cream Shakes£3.50 (includes cream and mallows)

    Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana and Malted Milk – All made with a scoop of our Just Jersey ice cream. £3.50