Top Ice Cream Spots in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond

There's no better way to cool down on a warm sunny day than with a delicious ice cream!

What better way to cool down on a sunny day than with a delicious ice cream. Whether you opt for a 99, a lolly or a tub or your favourite is strawberry, chocolate or vanilla, pay a visit to these ice cream purveyors in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond!

Street Level Café

Ice cream lovers will be in heaven when they pay a visit to the Street Level Cafe in Bury St Edmunds. They sell the delicious locally made ice cream from Lakenham Creamery in Norfolk, with flavours including chocolate chip, chocolate orange, coconut, coffee, butterscotch, salted peanut butter, mint choc chip, pistachio, raspberries and cream, rum and raisin, vanilla and black cherry and gooseberry and eldeflower.

Choose one scoop or two and sit outside on a warm sunny day, or for an extra bit of indulgence, opt for one of the Ice cream sundaes.

The Garden Café in The Abbey Gardens 

The cafe which is set within the beautiful surroundings of the Abbey Gardens sells a range of cakes and snacks, alongside fairtrade teas and coffees. Here you can treat yourself to a traditional whippy 99s, or one of the delectable Criterion Ice Cream tubs from Manor Farm Creamery in the nearby village of Thurston. Flavours include stem ginger, clotted cream, chocolate, strawberry and mango. Find a table inside or grab a sunny spot on the grass before heading off to explore the historic Abbey Ruins.

Really Rather Good

Really Rather Good Coffee House not only boasts an impressive menu of teas and coffee, you can also enjoy a tub or ice lolly made locally at Alder Carr Farm in Needham Market. The unique award-winning fruit cream ices include toffee apple, pear & vanilla, strawberry,  gooseberry & limoncello, blackcurrant, stem ginger & rhubarb, damson and gooseberry & elderflower - all made from locally sourced ingredients!

No4 Restaurant at Abbeygate Cinema

Enjoy brunch, lunch, a pre-film meal or ice cream and pay a visit to No4 Restaurant at Abbeygate Cinema. Along with locally sourced dishes, the menu also features their popular malted milkshakes in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla  plus tubs of Purbeck Ice Cream from Dorset in vanilla, cappuccino, stem ginger, chocolate and mint chocolate.

Hadley’s Ice Cream Parlour in Lavenham

Situated in the historic village of Lavenham, Hadley's Ice Cream Parlour is a must-visit for ice cream lovers, and the perfect way to cool down on a warm day! 

The Parlour serves a wide selection of ice creams, sorbets and lollies, all made on the family farm in the beautiful Colne Valley in Essex. Flavours include caramel & pecan, elderflower & lime, chocolate, espresso coffee, hazelnut, lemon curd, passion fruit curd, piscatchio, raspberries & cream, rum & raisin, salted caramel and vanilla. 

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