A Suffolk-based ice cream chain with sites across the county has been included in a list of the best places to get ice cream in the UK. 

Harris and James was included in the list by The Guardian, which compiled the list of the country's best-loved ice cream parlours.

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The business operates from Beccles but has expanded to seaside hotspots across the county, with sites in both Aldeburgh and Southwold.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Coffee and cake at Harris & James Pictures: HARRIS & JAMES

But what makes it one of the top places in the UK to get the summer treat?

According to writer Felicity Cloake, she was "temporarily reduced to silence by the delicate almond and fresh raspberry flavours in their bakewell tart gelato".

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The company expanded in 2021, opening shops in Suffolk and Norfolk after seeing success during the post-lockdown rush that saw people flood back to coastal hotspots.

They also sell handmade chocolate and brewed coffee and even have options for pets - with its dog ice cream a best-seller.