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Hockings Dairy Cream Ices, Appledore

Must see · Desert · Nature / Park
Hocking's Dairy Cream Ices is family run business started in 1936 by Dave Hocking (Senior) in 1936. He was joined after the war by his son, Dave Hocking (Junior), and along with other family members they expanded the business, gradually increasing their fleet of vans and sites. Today, we are run by Dave Senior's Grandsons Geoff and Neil, and Great-Grandson, Andrew.

Our original recipe vanilla dairy ice cream is sold exclusively vans across North Devon, you can find us at-

Bideford Quay

Westward Ho!

Torrington Common



Instow (Evenings as of May 1st)

Sainsbury's, Barnstaple

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  • Hockings are relying on their good reputation and yes, the ice cream is very good, however the value for money is so bad. I don't know if they are trying to rake back some profit after the pandemic...  more »
  • The BEST ice cream! Getting a hockings ice cream is the first thing we do when we arrive in Devon and the last thing we do before we leave.  more »
  • Quite simply the best ice cream in the world! I’ve been a fan of Hockings Ice Cream since the 1970s. This year I visited Devon with my husband and our two teenage daughters just so I could...  more »
  • I adore Hockings ice-cream. My holiday in Devon would not be the same without it.
  • A highlight of any trip to North Devon - amazing Hockings ice cream, my preference in a waffle cone. Delicious!
  • Worked as a GP in Appledore from 1983-1986 and became a Hocking's fanatic. Returned to Bideford for a visit in 2011 and made the family wait for 30 minutes while I had 4 '99's' in a row. Only left because everyone was impatient with me. The BEST ice-cream ANYWHERE, EVER !!
  • Best ice cream your’ll ever taste ! They park up at torrington common, westward ho, Appledore, Sainsbury’s as well as other places. They have even started selling flavoured ice creams ! You can buy and take away tubs, cones and flakes. I wouldn’t eat and enjoy any other ice cream ! 🍦
  • they stole my big mac :(

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