New ice cream parlour to open in Northampton’s Abington Street this weekend

Andy Hambidge with Cathy Gallone (centre), and a member of parlour staff. NNL-150715-104214001
Andy Hambidge with Cathy Gallone (centre), and a member of parlour staff. NNL-150715-104214001

The latest Gallone’s ice cream parlour will open in Northampton town centre on Saturday.

Gallone’s will open its first town centre parlour in Northampton in August, marking the 80th anniversary of Gallone’s ice cream being made in the town.

The unit which will be transformed into the new Gallone's Ice Cream Parlour

The unit which will be transformed into the new Gallone's Ice Cream Parlour

Gallone’s Ice Cream Parlour will open in Abington Street this Saturday (August 1), with doors opening to the public from 9.30am.

It will be the biggest parlour to date opened by the 80-year-old company.

The new parlour will stock 32 of Gallone’s own homemade flavours, including ‘the best vanilla ice cream in the UK’ and ‘the best old English toffee’ according to two recent awards.

Also on the menu will be the Bellini sorbet, winner of the Great Taste Award 2013 plus a recently introduced frozen yoghurt range.

The parlour will be open seven days a week, and will also sell hot and cold drinks and cakes.

Gallone’s is a family run business that has been making and selling ice cream across the UK since 1895, and in Northampton since 1935. Their ice cream is currently supplied to several supermarkets including Waitrose.

Following the success of their ice cream sales, the Gallone family opened parlours in Kingsthorpe and Market Harborough, both of which were such a success that the family decided to allow franchisees to set up parlours and sell their ice cream across the UK.

Gallone’s Northampton will be the one of the first Gallone’s franchises.

Aldo Gallone, owner of Gallone’s Ice Cream comments: “Having sold ice cream to the people of Northampton for 80 years, the Gallone’s family felt that it was about time the town centre had a parlour, and we’re really excited to be bringing Gallone’s into town just in time for the summer holidays.”

Andrew Hambidge, owner of Gallone’s Northampton adds: “I’m aware of just how popular the Gallone’s brand is within the town and am looking forward to opening the parlour to the public. All are welcome at our Grand Opening, where you’ll have the chance to sample the huge variety of ice cream flavours that Gallone’s have to offer.”

Gallone’s Northampton will seat around 60 people and will be open seven days a week from 9am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 6.30pm on a Sunday.

The company has taken on 10 part and full time staff in preparation for the launch.