There has been an Abbey at Quarr on the Isle of Wight since 1132,. It played a central part in the life of the Island until its dissolution by Henry VIII. The Quarr Abbey that stands alongside the ruins of the former building belongs to the Solesmes Congregation group of monasteries.
5 great ways to enjoy Minghella's Ice Cream on the Isle of Wight
The Minghella family have been producing the Isle of Wight's most popular ice cream and sorbet for over 60 years and are still continuing to introduce new luxury flavours into the award winning ice creams. They pride themselves on the careful balance of the finest ingredients to give the freshest premium taste throughout the 200+ flavours in the extensive range!
Start the day the Minghella way!
If you're on a family holiday, either camping, caravanning or staying in one of the many self-catering apartments on the Isle of Wight, why not create an ice cream smoothie for breakfast? Minghella Banana Smoothie ice cream whizzed in a blender with a fresh banana, some chopped fresh strawberries and a sprinkling of fresh almonds to finish will boost your potassium and calcium levels and give you a useful quantity of protein to get your day off to a glowing start. Ideal for parents and children alike who are looking forward to an activity filled day on their holiday!
The rainy day cure
If you're stuck inside on a rainy afternoon on your holiday, pretend you're not! Make a pretty scoop of Mingella Mint Choc Chip or Crushed Walknuts and Maple Syrup ice cream, pop it on a traditional cone and enjoy! If the weather isn't great, you may not be in a particularly ice creamy mood, but there are plenty of opportunities, attractions and activities on the Isle of Wight that are perfect for a rainy day!
With stunning views
If you're out and about on the Isle of Wight during your holiday and you're lucky enough to get some great weather, you're bound to pass over Brading Down on your travels. The charming Bill Jackson has been selling Minghella icecreams from his trusty Fiat van for 30 years, so pay him a visit and choose from his impressive selection. Sit for a few minutes to savour your choice in your car or take a quick walk along the country paths to enjoy the breath-taking view before you. A must see for any holiday or short break on the Isle of Wight.
Ice Cream Crawl
Why not try the Minghella's Ice Cream Crawl! Visit six of the following flagship Minghella locations and enjoy an ice cream. Retain your proof of purchase, go and visit Minghella at the Wooton Factory Shop and they'll give you a special thank you gift! There are flagship locations all over the Isle of Wight where you can enjoy a Minghella ice cream.
Ice cream dreams
Bedtime is the perfect time to enjoy a Minghella Ice Cream, especially in the height of summer. Chocolate is known to release endorphins, those magical pleasure-releasing chemicals in our brains and milk helps us sleep. So spoil yourselves with sheer indulgence and take a tub of our Ultimate Chocolate ice cream and two spoons for sharing in bed, for a midnight feast to remember.
If you're on the look out for a Minghella's ice cream while you're out and about on your Isle of Wight holiday. Here's a selection of places you can visit:
- Gossips Cafe, Yarmouth
- Bliss Ice Cream Parlour, Cowes
- Bliss Ice Cream Parlour, Sandown
- Little John's, Ryde
- The Appley Cafe, Ryde
- Seaview Deli, Seaview
- The Lifeboat View, Bembridge
- The Garlic Farm, Newchurch
- The Hollies Tea Rooms, Godshill
- Chale Green Stores
- Blackgang Chine Ice Cream Parlour
Minghella Ice Cream can also be bought from most co-op stores on the Isle of Wight.
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