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Prete's Ice Cream Parlour and Cafe - CLOSED

15 Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LB, England
+44 1752 668707
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
6 Jan 2015
“CLOSED, permanently three months ago.”
4 Oct 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
15 Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LB, England
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Reviewed 6 January 2015

I loved this way including when as a child our family came on holiday to Plymouth. Sadly as a result of the retirements of the last three members of the family involved with the shop and ice cream business, it closed at the end of...More

1  Thank HillyCirencester
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Very nice ice cream would recommend for travellers who coming to plymouth try out their ice cream it's best in south west

3  Thank Mcflyfan
Reviewed 25 September 2014

As regulars our family are sad that Prete's closes this Saturday for ever so that the founding family can retire. Realistically I doubt that this review will appear in time for anyone who has loved this place down the years to pop in for a...More

7  Thank PlongeurV
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Love this place. The simple trad snacks. Toasted tea cakes, baked beans etc. but especially the ice cream. Like the family who have run it for half a century. Like the old machinery, ways and plymouth curtesy. Learnt a month ago that it's not only...More

4  Thank 254izzyb
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Lovely family run ice cream shop. Nothing messy or complicated, just quality ice cream with Italian input. I particularly like the swirly stuff from the half a century old carpigiani machine which knocks out excellent stuff. Remarkably good value. No air and chemicals like the...More

6  Thank 777hettiew
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Just love this place. Been a family business for decades, make their own ice cream, well priced and fun. Traditional simple no nonsense snacks inside. Lovely big family mural painted by Lenkievicz on the far interior wall.

7  Thank Knackersknowle
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We hear the family are ageing and are looking to sell but it hasn't in anyway affected the service or ice cream - yet. Try this place while it's still here. It's bound to be replaced by something bland tacky and less.

7  Thank Josie W
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I had my first ice cream cone with a topping of clotted cream. It was amazing!! Served from a serving window, it was a busy place. It's a bit tired but seems like a popular place. I looked at the menu which was traditional cafe...More

7  Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is one of my barbican favourites and I and family/friends use it often for snacks and ice cream. Last week I saw that the building is up for sale. It didn't refer to it as an investment which suggests that the business is for...More

8  Thank ChasC_12
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Love the ice cream. Like the interior mural. Warm to the family and staff who run it. My kids like the traditional feel and the characters they find sitting on the other tables.

6  Thank Terry C
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  • Address: 15 Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 668707
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