WE shared the news that a new ice cream parlour is set to be opened at a popular village shop and cafe.

The Melting Pot is located behind The Wetheral Village Shop and The Posting Pot cafe and will hold its grand opening on Sunday, March 31.

Paul Blythe is the owner of The Posting Pot and has spearheaded the creation of the new ice cream parlour since receiving planning permission for it in February 2023, with it being originally hoped that it could have been opened last September.

However, The Melting Pot will officially open on Easter Sunday, and ahead of the grand opening Paul explained how he is hoping the new attraction will bring more people to Wetheral. 

Here's what readers thought.

Simon Doyle said: "Good luck Paul. I’ll be trying all the flavours in the spirit of quality control. Your hard work deserves full recognition and I’m sure the parlour will be a very popular addition for the village."

Steph Counter said: "Can’t wait to visit with my ice cream-obsessed toddler," while Naomi Yelnik said: "What a fabulous idea!"

Andrea Nanson also said she 'can't wait' for the parlour's opening and Janice Duddy wished the owners good luck for the opening.

Anthony Castle-Mason, Fi Whelan and Kerry Hayton also wished the business good luck.

One web user said: "Can’t wait to come down and try it. Good luck to all."