It all started in the summer of 1992 when George Stroup, an Oxford student, opened “George & Davis” on Little Clarendon Street. His idea was to create a bright and friendly café serving beautiful homemade ice cream… and it worked! The vibrant atmosphere, delicious treats and morning-til-night opening hours proved to be a hit with students and locals alike. “George & Davis” became affectionately known as “G&D’s”, and we attracted a loyal following of people who preferred “Oxford’s Own” to the more commercial ice cream eateries that arrived a few years later.
Our family has grown since then and there are now two more G&D’s in Oxford: “George & Danver” opposite Christ Church in St Aldate’s (where we make our bagels!) and “George & Delila” on Cowley Road. Our ice cream is all still made in our original shop on Little Clarendon Street. Our products are made by us, by hand, and delivered by bike to each of our shops. If you live in Oxford you’ve probably seen us cycling past with a bike full of bagels!
We’ve now been a part of life in Oxford for generations of students. We love being visited by people who used to stay up late in our cafes to study and have returned years later so that their children can try our ice cream. We also really value being part of the community of Oxford. Some of our customers (and some of our staff!) have been with us since the beginning. We use local suppliers whenever we can, and we’re always keen to support local charities, schools and community groups. We’re a well-loved feature of Oxford traditions like May Day and Cowley Road Carnival and we’ll often be found providing ice cream at community events like Run Jericho.