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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln
The Ice Cream Parlour

The Ice Cream Parlour

A traditional ice cream parlour in the heart of Lincolnshire's Cathedral Quarter.

Get the ultimate ice cream experience and taste the full range of dairy ice cream, traditional sundaes, yoghurts and sorbets at Dennets ice cream parlour in the Bailgate.

Just around the corner from the Cathedral and close to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, The Ice Cream Parlour is owned and run by Claire Dennett whose family have been making quality ice cream in Lincolnshire for more than three quarters of a century.

The outside of the Parlour gives no indication of the wonderful vaulted room downstairs which was originally the cellar of a 14th century inn. The ribbed arches and an exposed stone wall make this a unique setting in which to enjoy the superb ice creams, yoghurts and sorbets on offer.

All the delicious treats are made with fresh milk or cream, completely natural with no artificial colours. The range includes no fewer than 30 different flavours of ice cream and Claire is always introducing new varieties. Three or four different kinds of yoghurt and five sorts of sorbets make the choice even more difficult.

Bookings are not essential but you can reserve a table downstairs if you wish. Children and dogs are welcome. The Parlour also supplies ice cream to other outlets across the country so do look out for them on your travels.

Opening Times & Prices

  • Easter until December
  • Daily 10:00 AM - Sunset
  • January until Easter
  • Monday - Friday 11:00 - 17:30 

Location for this Venue

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+44 (0)1522 511447
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3, Bailgate
Travel & Directions
Explore the Cathedral Quarter (Castle Square)

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