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The Iris | Castle Street, Criccieth LL52 0DP, Wales
+44 1766 523665
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“ice cream” (394 reviews)
“sundae” (56 reviews)
“mango sorbet” (7 reviews)
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Welsh, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
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The Iris | Castle Street, Criccieth LL52 0DP, Wales
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The cafe is well positioned with great views out over the bay from the rear. The castle can also be seen from the glass roof. There is a take away ice cream counter that was really busy (even in October). The interior of the cafe...More

Thank adamn690
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We love Cadwaladers & quite frankly no other ice cream shop compares. The one in Criccieth is lovely, so much choice, super friendly staff & amazing views over the sea.

Thank Jodiboo83
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Lovely views over the sea. Ice cream was delicious. Good range of snacks ice creams obviously a speciality. Blackberry flavour. delicious.

Thank Merd0c
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Have eaten cadwaladers ice cream for years it's not the same, sorry think you getting to commercial.

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Cadwaladers is just below the castle in Criccieth. The extension at the back of the café has extensive views of the whole bay across to Blackrock sands and Harlech. The coffee is good and the ice cream, in many flavours is delicious. We had toasted...More

Thank Susan m
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Visited this ice cream cafe following a recommendation from Rob at Dragon Raiders Segway experience. We experienced friendly service, ice cream was great and a variety of flavours. Has seating at the back with sea view, well worth a visit if you are in the...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed good coffee and cakes with a sea view. There was a very large choice of ice creams, and a range of light bites.

Thank 47gray
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Cadwaladers before we set off home today, the view from the restaurant is amazing as it overlooks the sea at the back. The Paninis we had were lovely and there are plenty to choose from. The ice cream was amazing too! we all had...More

Thank jamiesince1990
Reviewed 21 September 2017

My husband and I had ice-creams here both days of a 2 day stay. So far so usual you might think but I don't usually like ice-cream! Their ice-cream is exceptionally good, I am in love with the Turkish Delight flavour and may have to...More

Thank DorsetAgaLady
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We called in here having read about it on Trip Advisor and weren't disappointed. Our ice cream sundaes were delicious, I was just disappointed we hadn't been on the first day of our stay too so I could have tried more of the menu!

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27 August 2017|
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Response from Y7449ZUtimb | Reviewed this property |
Lovely ice cream I assure you and more well worth a try you won't regret it
27 August 2017|
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Response from malcolmcrosshills | Reviewed this property |
lovely ice cream you will not be disapointed
29 July 2016|
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Response from Hannah C | Property representative |
We are very sorry to hear this. We would have liked to have looked into the issue for you to see if there was a problem with the batch that you purchased. Please let me know if you would like to follow this up with us any... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Iris | Castle Street, Criccieth LL52 0DP, Wales (Formerly Cadwaladers)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Criccieth
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 523665
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Cadwaladers was established in 1927 in the little village of Criccieth by David and Hannah Cadwalader. Over the years, we have expanded our popular ice cream and coffee cafes all over Wales and England, bringing the best quality service and products to our customers. We are proud to still serve our traditional recipe ice cream developed by Hannah Cadwalader (which still includes the famously secret ingredient!) and now our specially developed exclusive blend of espresso, hot chocolate and loose leaf tea which have been designed to redefine the standards of excellence in hot beverages. With our competitive prices, special products and caring team, we can assure you that we can provide options for all the family, including gluten free ice cream and cakes.So bring your friends, children, partner and dogs! To our lovely cosy cafés and relax in comfort whilst our friendly team treat you to the very best Wales can bring, served with a great deal of love and care.
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