Ice Cream Parlour

Come and treat yourself, be spoilt for choice, sit on The Wall or wonder with an ice cream along the River Glaslyn and watch the beautiful world go by in Beddgelert...

We are award winning artisan ice cream and sorbet producers, creating everything in small fresh handcrafted batches in our parlour. Our recipes are a closely guarded secret. It has taken over 40 years to perfect them and we are still learning, innovating and experimenting. We use the best quality ingredients to create our famous dairy ice cream. Our sorbets are a great dairy free alternative and the flavours are more intense.

It’s very humbling that a visit to our ice cream parlour has become a part of people’s visit to Beddgelert and some of you travel miles to see us. So thank you for sharing our passion and supporting our family business.

National Ice Cream Competition Awards

2017, 3rd, Rum and Raisin, Bronze Medal | 3rd, Mango Sorbet, Bronze Medal

2015, 1st, Banoffee 

2014, 1st, Mango Sorbet, Silver Challenge Cup 

2013, 1st, Cinder Toffee, Gold Medal 

2011, 2nd, Artisan Vanilla, Silver Medal 

2010, 1st, Chocolate, Cadbury Trophy | Champion of Champions (Chocolate), Shield 

2009, 2nd, Vanilla, Silver Medal 

2003, 1st, Banoffee, Challenge Cup 

1992, 3rd, Toffee Crunch, Bronze Medal 

1982, 2nd, Strawberry, Silver Medal


  • 8th Best Ice Cream Parlour in the UK, The Independent, 2007

  • One of the top ice cream parlours in the World, The Sunday Times, 2008.

  • Featured on the BBC series Britain’s Best Drives, 2009 and BBC Radio Wales Grub Club, 2017

  • Regularly featured in the Lonely Planet Guides


Our cafe is now open again as a specialist pizzeria. We are now licensed as well, so you can enjoy local beers, cider or Italian wine with your pizza. Our homemade cakes are still made to mum's recipes and sweet pizzas are back on the menu! We have plenty of space, welcome families and can cater for large groups and parties.


our story

Our independent family business has been making memories in the mountains since 1970.

We have evolved over the years but our core values remain the same.

We make everything we can ourselves, taking great pride in our craft. We source Welsh produce wherever possible and combine these with specialist Italian ingredients; creating quality ice cream and pizza for the whole family to enjoy in our informal setting.

find us

Glaslyn Ltd., Glandwr, Beddgelert, Gwynedd, North Wales, LL55 4YB

Tel: +44 (0) 1766 890 339



Tue-Sun 10:30am-5:30pm

*Open on Monday 28th October


Sat   12/10  11:30am-9pm

Sun  13/10  11:30am-3p

(Closed 14-25 October)

Sat   26/10  11:30am-9pm

Sun  27/10  11:30am-9pm

Thu  31/10    5:00pm-9pm

Fri    1/11      5:00pm-9pm

Sat   2/11    11:30am-9pm

Sun  3/11    11:30am-3pm



We can comfortably cater for groups of up to 30 people (booking essential). You can also hire out our entire pizzeria for parties and events. Please get in touch for more information.


Feel free to get in touch. We may take a little longer to reply during busy periods.

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