A VENTNOR ice cream parlour has had to change its opening hours following the 'absolutely phenomenal' response to the news it sells the top-rated ice cream in the country.

Last week, TripAdvisor revealed Crave Ice Cream, on Spring Hill, was the top rated ice cream parlour in the UK.

However, the team at Crave said the publicity has left them struggling to make enough ice cream for all their customers.

Starting from today, Crave will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 12 noon until 6pm, and closed on Mondays and Tuesday.

In a statement, released online, Crave said: "This will allow our little ice cream fairies time to catch up and make enough ice cream for you all.

"Thank you so much, in advance, for being so understand. We're exhausted and we don't want to quality of our product and our customer service to suffer as a result."

Crave's top five most popular ice creams are:

1. Kinder Madness

2. Themed ice creams, such as Lego, mermaids and Star Wars.

3. Cinnamon and Churros

4. Alcoholic flavours such as Baileys or Tia Maria.

5. Bakewell Tart