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Newfield Dairy ice cream parlour and café, near Hockerton and Southwell, has closed, with plans submitted to Newark and Sherwood District Council to convert property





A popular and much-loved ice cream spot has now closed with plans to convert the venue.

Plans have been submitted to convert the ice cream parlour and café at Newfield Dairy on Caunton Road, near Hockerton and Southwell, into a house.

In planning documents the applicant and owner Anne Pogson says that the family have taken the difficult decision to “formally close the business”.

Newfield Dairy was voted among the top in the district for ice cream by Advertiser readers back in 2023.
Newfield Dairy was voted among the top in the district for ice cream by Advertiser readers back in 2023.

The ice cream parlour and café was originally conceived as a form of farm diversification, opening its doors in 2011.

Since then the business has enjoyed a lot of success and was celebrated as one of the most popular ice cream spots in Nottinghamshire, but after being forced to close during the Covid pandemic the applicant states that business never fully recovered.

In January of this year the business announced on social media that it would temporarily close due to a family illness, with the hope of re-opening in the springtime, thanking supporters for their understanding.

Sadly the business never re-opened and no further updates followed.

Now, plans have been formally submitted to Newark and Sherwood District Council which would see the former business converted for residential use.

Proposed floor plan Newfield Dairy. Provided by: Newark and Sherwood District Council planning portal.
Proposed floor plan Newfield Dairy. Provided by: Newark and Sherwood District Council planning portal.
Proposed elevations for Newfield Dairy. Provided by: Newark and Sherwood District Council planning portal.
Proposed elevations for Newfield Dairy. Provided by: Newark and Sherwood District Council planning portal.

It is proposed to make significant internal alterations, replacing the dining hall and ice cream production room, with five bedrooms as well as an open plan living and dining area. The kitchen will remain in place but be opened up to the dining area.

Refrigerated store to the rear of the property would also be replaced.

An existing area of hardstanding used as a car park will be reduced to residential proportions, soiled and seeded to create a garden area with a wildflower border.

A garage matching the aesthetics of the existing timber clad building would also be built.

At this stage it is unclear whether other aspects of the business such as their ice cream van, which often visited events, can continue.

The Advertiser has attempted to make contact with the applicant.



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