Just a stone’s throw from the Apartments is Fortes Ice Cream Parlour – a Cheddar institution.
The parlour is located in an old cloth mill, dating back to 1860. It was one of several mills along the course of the river Yeo. Around 1970 the building underwent a change of use when the Forte family took over the site.
Fortes is renowned for its specialty ice-creams, all of which are made on the premises. The knickerbocker glories and The ice cream sundaes have to be seen (and tasted!) to be believed.
Fortes Has ample seating inside and outside on the riverside patio overlooking the river Yeo and Cheddar Gorge.
In addition to ice creams, They also have a substantial varied hot and cold food menu, from snacks to main meals, Another specialty is the cream teas, These are available for picnic packs to take away, or for cream teas, to eat in.
Fortes is open from Easter until the end of October each year.