Lovingly-restored VINTAGE ICE CREAM VANS FOR HIRE IN KENT, SURREY, ESSEX & LONDON

Looking for something extra special for your event and love a touch of vintage flair? We currently have two beautiful Bedford CA ice cream vans in our fleet (Belle and Ema) as well as a stunning brand new 'vintage inspired' ice cream van (Skye).

Over the past few years Belle and Ema have travelled to events all over the country, attracting excited crowds aplenty along the way. We found each of them in a rather sorry state and, determined to capture every single ounce of their former glory, their restoration has been a real labour of love for us. Steeped in British nostalgia, we have worked hard to preserve their original features and believe the outcome is something truly special. 

Brilliant vans and excellent service. Had the lovely Belle at our summer fayre. ...just lovely :-)

— Denise Hyder-Shepherd, Faversham.

Decked in their finest bunting and pretty flowers our vintage ice cream vans for hire in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and London are sure to add that something special to your event, serving delicious local soft whipped ice cream in the finest quality waffle cones. We also serve a selection of retro ice lollies that will transport you back to your childhood days, from Strawberry Splits to Cider Refreshers. 

Belle and Ema are quite the show offs too and love nothing more than to pose for photographs. Whatever the occasion, there will always be an opportunity for unforgettable photos to be taken with our vintage ice cream vans. The team at Scoff & Sip will always go that extra mile to make your event truly special.

The latest addition to our retro ice cream fleet is Skye - our brand new vintage inspired ice cream van that was custom built for us in 2016 with a vintage inspired body shape and design. Skye is a fantastic alternative to hiring one of our vintage ice cream vans and can often work out more cost effective for smaller events and more efficient for events that require us to serve lots of people in a short period of time. Scroll down to find out more about Skye.

THE SCOFF & SIP VINTAGE ICE CREAM VAN FLEET :

OUR BEAUTIFUL 1963 VINTAGE
BEDFORD CA ICE CREAM VAN 'BELLE'

From the moment we found her in 2011 in somebody's garden shed, Belle has been a real labour of love. Originally a "Smiths of Gateshead" ice cream van conversion in 1963, we've made sure to retain all of the beautiful original features that make Belle so special. A couple of our personal favourites are the classic Morrison's 'balloon man' ceiling and original Tonibell cow on the roof. We've also fitted her with a generator so that she can run without electric and installed a classic Carpigani soft ice cream machine so that she can serve our signature 99 flakes.

Since her completion in 2012, Belle has brought a smile to hundreds of faces. She really does excite and amaze people at weddings, parties, festivals, classic car shows and seaside locations. 

KEY FACTS:

Power supply: 1 x 32 amp single phase / integral generator

Dimensions: 4.5m x 1.7m 

On Belle's menu: Delicious creamy and locally produced soft ice cream served on luxury waffle cones with Cadbury 99 flakes and a variety of tasty toppings including sauce, sprinkles and nuts. Belle also sells classic old favourites including oyster shells, pop-eyes, high balls and traditional ice lollies as well as soft drinks. In the winter months she pops up at Christmas markets selling luxury hot chocolate with Baileys and mulled wine.


OUR 1969 VINTAGE MR. SOFTEE
BEDFORD CA ICE CREAM VAN 'EMA'

Belle's  younger sister and the second vintage ice cream van addition to our fleet, Ema is real treat on the eye, simply oozing British seaside charm and evoking nostalgia for days gone by.  

Festooned in bunting and covered in beautiful hand-painted sign writing to complete the authentic retro feel, Ema the vintage ice cream van has become a real talking point wherever we take her. She looks particularly beautiful at weddings, classic car shows, vintage festivals and seaside locations and travels to events of all kinds all over the country. 

KEY FACTS:

Power supply: 1 x 16 amp single phase 

Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.7m

On Ema's menu: Delicious creamy and locally produced soft ice cream served on luxury waffle cones with Cadbury 99 flakes and a variety of tasty toppings such as sauce, sprinkles and nuts. Ema sells some classic old favourites including oyster shells, pop-eyes, high balls and traditional ice lollies.

 

 


OUR LATEST VINTAGE INSPIRED ICE CREAM VAN 'SKYE'

Meet Skye - the latest addition the Scoff & Sip ice cream van fleet. Custom built for us in 2016 by Whitby Morrison, Skye is a beautiful state of the art ice cream van that has been purpose built for us with a vintage inspired body shape and design. The van features a beautiful eye-catching retro design in pastel colours, retro chimes and our personal favourite - a retro Rocket Man ceiling. Skye is a fantastic alternative to hiring one of our vintage ice cream vans and can often work out more cost effective for smaller events as she only requires one member of staff to operate and does not have to be transported to you on a trailer. Complete with a brand new Carpigiani soft ice cream machine, Skye is also the most efficient van that we have and perfect for larger events such a corporate days where serving quickly is a priority. 

KEY FACTS:

Power supply: 1 x 16 amp single phase / low emission self powered Euro 6 eco-engine

Dimensions: 5m x 2m

On Skye's menu: Delicious creamy and locally produced soft ice cream served on luxury waffle cones with Cadbury 99 flakes and a variety of luxurious toppings such as crushed Oreo biscuit, Nutella sauce, fudge pieces, marshmallows and more. Skye also sells some classic old favourites including oyster shells, pop-eyes, high balls and traditional ice lollies.

To find out more about Skye or enquire about hiring this vehicle for your event, please do not hesitate to contact us.

All of our vintage ice cream vans love to attend festivals, fetes, classic car shows, weddings, parties, corporate functions and more. To find out more about any of them or to enquire about hiring one of them for your event, please do not hesitate to get in touch and a member of the Scoff & Sip team will be happy to help.