Bubbling Brook Restaurant and Ice Cream Stand, Westwood, Mass.: A
Family Tradition Since 1951
Bubbling Brook, Westwood, Massachusetts.
Editor's note: Bubbling Brook has reopened for the 2019 season!
by Eric Hurwitz. Page updated on 3/21/19. All photos by Eric unless
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Bubbling Brook has been serving Westwood, Mass., and the
surrounding communities since 1951 and, to many, has symbolized the
start of the spring and the end of the summer. When the wooden boards
come off the windows, it always seems like winter will never return
again. When the wooden boards return, it always seems like summer will
never return again.
Serving some of the best hard and soft serve ice cream in the southwest
suburban Boston area -- in addition to delicious fried clams, burgers,
club sandwiches and clam chowder in the cozy, small indoor dining room
-- Bubbling Brook, has through the years, been integrated into the
local communities as a family tradition. For all intents and purposes,
the name "Bubbling Brook" is a household name, especially to Westwood,
Norwood, Medfield, Dover and Walpole residents.
Our favorite Bubbling Brook ice cream flavors:
Black raspberry chip
Chocolate/vanilla soft serve twist
Orange creamsicle soft serve
here to see complete Bubbling Brook ice cream menu
Pistachio ice cream from Bubbling Brook.
The reasons why Bubbling Brook has always been a revered summer time
tradition are steeped in wholesome simplicity. At Bubbling Brook, you
can enjoy an ice cream in one of the most idyllic settings for an ice
cream stand -- next to a brook, picnic tables on spacious grounds,
beautiful outdoor lighting, a big sky at night, and surrounding
farmland. If a movie were ever to be made about a New England ice cream
stand, Bubbling Brook could very well be the prototype.
Proof of Bubbling Brook's positive family-oriented presence in the
suburban southwest Boston suburbs was evidenced by the elementary
school petitions several years ago going around to stop the rumored
closing of Bubbling Brook. When students from one local elementary
school heard through the intercom that Bubbling Brook would not close,
cheers resonated throughout some of the classrooms, according to
students. The rumor, by the way, thankfully proved to be false.
Bubbling Brook is ultimately a classic New England ice cream stand,
surely the place to be in southwest suburban Boston for a cold ice
cream cone on a hot summer day in the warm environment of a
traditional, local tradition.
Brook, 152 High St. (Route 109), Westwood, Mass. Tel. (781)
Orange creamsicle ice cream cone from Bubbling Brook.
cream stands in New England
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