Our Story

Home Made Ice Creams – and more!

Although we specialise in the most delicious ice creams with the most amazing range of flavours in the country, we also have an extensive hot-food menu to satisfy the hungriest of diners. Since we opened, our customers are giving us a huge thumbs up for our décor, our ambience and our super-friendly staff, so why not come along and join in the fun at Gelato Jo Jo’s? Experience the Amazon Rainforest complete with thunder and lightning (but no rain!) in Gelato Jo Jo’s. We have taken authentic recordings of a thunderstorm in the Rainforest and created an eco-climate right inside the diner. No snakes, no spiders, just fluffy clouds, thunder and lightning. Not to be missed!

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

The Gelato JoJo Story

Gelato JoJo’s has a rich and long-standing heritage, and the finished gelateria incorporates the experiences and dreams of owners Jo and Jason who decided to put dining out fun in Seaton Carew back on the map by creating this amazing dining experience.

Jo hails from Yorkshire and she gained her in-depth hospitality experience from her grandparents, who, after the Second World War, owned a variety of businesses from dance halls, cafes, bakeries and ice cream parlours throughout Yorkshire. Their byword, and one of the key reasons for their success in the sector, was to deliver outstanding products and service to their customers, something that Jo and Jason maintain as their primary objective today.

Jason’s family comes from a long line of travelling showmen, who honed their skills of entertaining and feeding hungry fair-goers with the newest and tastiest treats to a very fine degree.

Jo and Jason’s love of all things Italian coupled with their extensive travels across Italy has enabled them to develop knowledge, skills and life-long friendships within the traditional gelato industry.

Their Italian contacts have shared some of their most precious secret family recipes and techniques with the couple and they bring this skill and knowledge to Gelato JoJos’ with the aim of making it the most authentic and enjoyable dining experience possible.

Always keen to improve their product and service, both Jo and Jason participate in regular overseas visits and training workshops to improve their skill and knowledge and they feel very privileged to be able to share their outstanding products with you.

Following the success of their established ice cream businesses, The Seaton Gift and Rock Shop, Happy Daze Ice Cream Parlour and numerous ice cream vans, Jo and Jason decided to launch the ultimate dining experience in the former Café Royal in Seaton Carew

To help them turn their visions into reality, Jo and Jason enlisted the help of Dave Bradley of Kennek Construction and Marc Hardy of Space id to create a fantastical, quirky venue that will appeal to both young and old; if you have ever wanted to experience climactic change in the Amazon Rainforest (without the rain of course!), just visit the counter at Gelato JoJo’s. Genuine thunder and lightning effects from the Amazon.

To see how this forward-thinking couple have had their dreams turned into a very tasty reality, you just have to visit Gelato JoJo’s in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool.

The most amazing products and service in a setting that has fun stamped all over it.

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