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“Amazing ice cream....”
Review of Glaslyn Ices

Glaslyn Ices
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Beddgelert
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are award winning artisan ice cream and sorbet producers, creating everything in small fresh handcrafted batches in our parlour, ensuring we can devote our time and attention to producing the best tasting ice cream and sorbets around. *Please note that due to the Co-owner (Chef Manager) retiring, Cafe Glandwr will be closed in 2018. The ice cream parlour will be open as usual*
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We live not far from Beddgelert, and a visit there without a visit to Glaslyn Ices would be unthinkable. The wall of awards in the shop from just about every competition in the UK, and many abroad, says it all.

The ice cream is absolutely delicious, and we understand churned in the good old-fashioned way in the back of the shop - bags of dairy cream and fresh flavours. None of the non dairy fat, milk whey, e-numbers and gelling agents you get in the mass produced stuff. The flavours are rich and the ice cream has a firm consistency, melting quickly as it slides down your throat.....mmmmmm!

The ice cream is expensive - we normally reckon on about £5 per large cone with two scoops - but absolutely worth the money.

It's worth knowing that Glaslyn Ices close, we think, late October for the winter, so check if you are visiting off season.

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Thank Jeremy N
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BonnieR1219, Manager at Glaslyn Ices, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your glowing review Jeremy! Yes we are now closed for the winter but we look forward to welcoming you back next spring!

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

The ice cream here is worth every penny. Absolutely delicious. Would recommend the wild cherry flavour.

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Thank Philberts2013
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BonnieR1219, Manager at Glaslyn Ices, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you very much for the 5*s :)

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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The ice cream here is to die for!, it might be expensive but it is so worth it. Me and my husband came back three times in the same week. Definitely recommend. Cheap and quality don’t go together.

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BonnieR1219, Manager at Glaslyn Ices, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you so much for the glowing review :)

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Fantastic range of home made ice crea and sorbets, which change regularly. Slightly pricy, but you do get what you pay for.

Thank Fella770
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BonnieR1219, Manager at Glaslyn Ices, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you!

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Usually give this ice-cream parlour 5 stars but this year (and I've been visiting this ice-cream parlour every year for the last six years at least) I was disappointed to find only two of the freezers with ice-cream in. Almost half the flavours advertised were missing and as soon as one of the tubs emptied, it was replaced with an empty metal tub not a fresh tub of ice-cream. I checked the time to see if I'd arrived close to closing but there was at least another hour and half before it would close so it didn't make sense. It didn't live up to my expectations in respect to variety, the expectations that had been put in place by my previous visits here. The ice-cream was just a good - first class - but didn't understand why choices were so limited.

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Thank Rosey A
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BonnieR1219, Manager at Glaslyn Ices, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Rosey,

We're really sorry to hear that we didn't have the full range when you visited. We do always reduce our flavours from 36 to 24 in September, as it gets quieter and we like to rotate the ice cream to keep it fresh. However, it sounds like you might have been in on an odd occasion when we had got our production planning wrong and not produced enough for how busy we were. Sorry about this, it's very rare that this happens and often as a result of a surprise coach party or sunny day!

Hopefully we will have the full selection next time you visit :)

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