Today Amy and I went to Scarborough, with the specific purpose of visiting the wonderful Harbour Bar. This little piece of history was opened by the Alonzi family in 1945 and is virtually unchanged.
The original signs dotted throughout the place make some amazing claims; and I love the thought of generations of Yorkshire families being raised on the benefits of ice cream.
Yellow formica is the order of the day. Sit at the crescent shaped bar (preferably in a 1950s circle dress from Rose & Co.) for a knickerbocker glory, banana split, peach melba, cherryade or a soda float. In winter enjoy Horlicks and milky coffee served from huge urns.
Bananas, pineapple, strawberry and vanilla ice cream, chopped nuts, chocolate flakes and banana syrup. Heaven in a banana shaped dish.
As well as indulging in far too many gorgeous desserts, we spent a good while watching the girls create their masterpieces in ice cream and sat aghast as we witnessed how quickly people ate them.
This place comes highly recommended by all at Rose & Co., and is a must for lovers of vintage interiors. And ice cream.