A STOCKTON Heath ice cream parlour is celebrating after scooping the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Pure Indulgence, on London Road, was unveiled as the town's latest recipient of the award after getting rave reviews from customers in the past year.

Owner Helen Harvey admitted it was one of the store's finest achievements since she opened the doors in October 2014.

She said: "It is great to have been recognised, especially as we don't ask to be on TripAdvisor, it comes about purely because of the customers' reviews.

"I often say it is a friendly place and we try to do all we can for those coming through the doors.

"We have a lot of regular customers which is great. This is down to their support and the support from the staff here."

Pure Indulgence, which has six members of staff, has recently launched 'story and song' sessions for youngsters and continues to update its menu throughout the year.

Helen added: "I think one of the most difficult things is getting people to know that we are here at the bottom of the village.

"But we want to keep doing all we can, especially for the community."