food & drink

Billy Bob’s Parlour

Written by Natasha16

American diners in the UK are on the rise. Brits looking for their fix of classic American food without crossing the ocean flock to these diners and they are as popular as ever.

Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales is exactly this. The parlour which is located on Calm Slate Farm has an extensive menu based on classic American diner meals and is a massive hit.

The parlour loves all things America and is even decked out to look like a classic 50’s American diner. They even have a retro American school bus inside.

 All the ice cream is made on the farm with fresh milk and double cream sourced from local Dalesway farms. The parlour likes to keep its produce local with them making a cross between authentic American foods with local produce.

Their menu caters for all ages with their little league section for smaller portion sizes for children. They have a wide range of drinks, savoury and sweet options in which it would be impossible that you wouldn’t want to try at least 10 different meals they have to offer.

One of the most popular items on the menu are their pancakes and waffles. Both of these come stacked with ice cream and various assortments such as oreos, chocolate sprinkles, shortbread biscuits among other things. None of the dishes served are the healthiest food you could eat but it is all definitely worth it.

When it comes to portion sizes they are not small.  The nachos come with a heap of ground beef chilli, salsa, cheese and sour cream.

The farm and parlour are a firm favourite in the area. It is very family oriented  though that doesn’t stop groups without children going. It does mean it is especially busy throughout the Easter and summer holidays and you would be lucky to get a table without booking.

So if you are looking for an authentic American diner that is buzzing with life while still being surrounded by the tranquil Yorkshire Dales this is the place to be.

Have you visited any American diners that you would recommend?