A beloved village ice cream parlour and sweet shop is set to reopen soon for the summer season.

Helen Clutterham and her three daughters opened the Ivy & Bond Tearoom in Long Melford at the start of last year.

Soon after she announced plans to open a traditional ice cream parlour and sweet shop in the building next door which officially opened in May.

Speaking previously about the traditional parlour, Mrs Clutterham said: "If you look at somewhere like Lavenham they have two ice cream parlours and I think in a place like Long Melford it is something that will work very well especially in the summer."

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In October the ice cream shop closed for the winter season but the reopening date has been announced. 

A post on Ivy and Bond's social media said: "We are planning to open the ice cream and sweet shop this year on Saturday, May 4."

It will be open every weekend and bank holiday from 11am until 4pm with opening hours extending in the summer holidays.