A HEATWAVE is on its way which will see many people heading for their nearest ice cream shop.

Worcester like the rest of the UK is expected to experience a heatwave next week with temperatures reaching 27 degrees by Friday. 

We have put together a list of ice cream shops in and around Worcester and ranked them based on their most recent food hygiene ratings. 

The ratings by the Food Standards Agency are placed on a scale between zero and five, five meaning very good, and zero meaning that the business is at risk of being shut down. 

Ice cream shops with five stars: 

- Shakeaway: 17 Pump Street, Worcester, WR1 2QX (last inspection: Oct 2021)

- Ericka's Ice Cream: Weir Lane, Worcester, (last inspection: March 2023)

- Velentino Gelato: 1-3 St Nicholas Street, Worcester, WR1 1UW (last inspection: July 2023)

- Dolce Desserts: 52 St Johns, Worcester, WR2 5AJ, (last inspection: November 2023)

- Poppins Restaurant: 18 The Foregate, WR1 3GF, (last inspection: February 2024)

- Hotel Chocolat: 23 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2QE, (last inspection: January 2017)


Ice cream shops with fewer than five stars: 

- Dessert Time: 3 STARS, 1B Lowesmoor Terrace, Worcester, WR1 2RX (last inspection: August 2023)