Cadwalader's Ice Cream
|Type||Coffee, ice cream and food cafe|
|Industry||Ice cream parlour/Cafe/Coffee Shop|
|Founded||Criccieth, Gwynedd, Wales (1927)|
|Founders||David and Hannah Cadwalader|
|Headquarters||UK, Cardiff, Wales|
|Number of locations||11|
|Area served||Wales, Staffordshire, Greater Manchester|
|Products||Ice Cream, Cakes, Coffee, food|
Cadwaladers is a family run chain of cafes that originated in Gwynedd, Wales. The original ice cream parlour was introduced by husband and wife David and Hannah Cadwalader in 1927 in Criccieth and was originally run as a general store. The business was passed onto one of their children, Dafydd, who changed the emphasis of the store and removed fish from sale. He sold, from the end of World War II, vanilla ice cream that Hannah Cadwalader developed. The vanilla ice cream was made on the premises with a secret recipe which is still being used today. The tagline of the vanilla ice cream was 6 lbs of "shan't tell you" and "a great deal of love and care."
After Dafydd Cadwalader died in 1983, Cadwalader's was brought by a family of Welsh entrepreneurs, The Andrews Family who also own Castle Lesuire. The owners expanded the business to cover North Wales and Cardiff. Today, Cadwalader's stores can be found in Wales at Betws-y-Coed, Cardiff, Criccieth, Porthmadog, Pwllheli and Llanelli. The stores can also be found in England at Trentham Gardens and The Trafford Centre Barton Square.
The cafe now concentrates on providing Hannah Cadwaladers secret recipe vanilla ice cream, a variety of flavoured ice creams, Lunch items and coffee products.
The most recent addition to the Cadwaladers menu is the introduction of the companies own exclusive coffee blend and a bespoke blend of loose leaf tea. Cadwaladers are now also serving coffee liqueur, Ice Cream cocktails and Affogatos as part of their drinks menu.
The majority of the stores have introduced a dog policy, allowing customers to bring in well behaved pets whilst they dine. Subject to terms and conditions.
Criccieth store offer weekly live Jazz for much of the year on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm. There is no charge for admission but a collection is held.