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Rays Ice Cream & Coffee

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Address: 63 Devizes Road | Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BD, England
Phone Number: +44 7590 669302
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Description: A delightful ice cream parlour situated in Swindon's Old Town. Offering a...
A delightful ice cream parlour situated in Swindon's Old Town. Offering a huge range of delicious hand made ice creams, sorbets and fat free frozen yogurts. We make a huge array of flavours which change daily. Also serving teas & Fairtrade coffees, home made waffles and bubble teas. Come and get some Rays! We can now also bring some Rays to your event - wedding, garden party, charity - indoors or outdoors, please get in touch for further details.
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Great Ice Cream!

popped in on a sunday and so glad we did. I went for a double scoop of ice cream, Vanilla and Pistachio. Tasted great and certainly more than enough. Cant wait to try the waffles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

popped in on a sunday and so glad we did. I went for a double scoop of ice cream, Vanilla and Pistachio. Tasted great and certainly more than enough. Cant wait to try the waffles next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great value waffles & a varied selection of ice cream flavours. The majority of waffle toppings was limited to the different ice cream flavours that were available though.

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HB_1977, Owner at Rays Ice Cream & Coffee, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We're really glad you enjoyed our home made waffles. We do offer toppings such as maple syrup, Nutella, cherries etc to go on our waffles, but most people do go for one of the 16 flavours of home made ice cream from our display freezers. We... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very overpriced and the ice dream isn't that great. The building itself needs a bit of a make over too.

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HB_1977, Owner at Rays Ice Cream & Coffee, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for the review. The decorators are booked to paint the outside of the building in October. The inside has been decorated annually since we opened. We charge £2 for a single scoop of hand made ice cream, £3 for a regular milk shake which is made using our ice cream and served with cream if required. Of course... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We popped in on a Saturday lunchtime and had ice cream, milkshake and coffee and the whole experience was a delight! All of the ice cream flavours we tried were delicious - big shout out for the ginger and salted caramel flavours - and were just as yummy whizzed into a thick shake. We also had coffee, which was good... More 

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HB_1977, Owner at Rays Ice Cream & Coffee, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We're glad you like Rays and it was lovely to meet you too. SOunds like we'll be seeing you again soon :-) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely choice of different ice creams and frozen yoghurts. They also offer a free small sample before you choose. Lots of topping choice but price can add up quickly. Looking at around £5 for 2 ice creams

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HB_1977, Owner at Rays Ice Cream & Coffee, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review, we really do appreciate it. You can certainly get cheaper ice creams in Swindon, but we are the only people who hand make it on the premises, we hope it offers great value for money. We would love to see you again soon. Thanks. Hadi More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A must visit for ice cream lovers. I just wish this was more commonly accessible. Great ice cream, I would be great to have it in the center of town with perhaps a nicer interior.

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HB_1977, Owner at Rays Ice Cream & Coffee, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks you very much for your review and we are really glad that you like our ice cream. Another shop in the centre of town would be amazing. Unfortunately costs are a bit prohibitive at the moment, but you never know, maybe one day...... Hadi More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I really was not impressed either by the service of the quality of the ice cream at this place. Choices looked ok on paper but when served up it did not leave a sweet taste in the mouth. Would not recommend a visit to this place.

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HB_1977, Owner at Rays Ice Cream & Coffee, responded to this review

Hi. I'll be honest, I was gutted when I read this review. When you're working hard to produce a quality product, and to serve it in a pleasant environment it is hard to read reviews like this. That is why I wrote to you personally to try and get a bit more detail about the issues you had. Without a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

lots of different types of ice cream, however the milkshakes were just not up to scratch for my liking.

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HB_1977, Owner at Rays Ice Cream & Coffee, responded to this review

Hi Jamie Thanks for your review and I'm glad you appreciated the 16 flavours of home made ice cream which were on offer when you visited. I was really disappointed to see your comment regarding your milkshake. We make all of our milk shakes using two thirds home made ice cream and one third whole milk, with the option of... More 

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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Took my son and his two friends up after school... One negative thing.. you need to expand! It's a lovely icecream shop with great choice, polite and knowledgeable staff and reasonable prices... Loads of homemade ice cream, different flavours with the choice of trying before you buy... Will return for sure.. cost £2.80 for two scoops and 30p for extra... More 

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HB_1977, Owner at Rays Ice Cream & Coffee, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks very much for your lovely review and we're really glad you like our home made ice cream. Regarding your comment about needing to expand, that's a tricky one. You are right that on some sunny days we get rather busy, and our shop is very small. However on a rainy winter's day it feels plenty big enough! We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tried this tiny ice cream shop in Old Town Swindon for the first time last weekend. The ice cream was LOVELY I had the honeycomb. PERFECTION! Only issue was that we couldn't move for children running about. The shop is only teeny, when we entered there was no queue but one lady was letting her toddler run around the place... More 

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HB_1977, Owner at Rays Ice Cream & Coffee, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It is hard sometimes having such a tiny shop, and harder still trying to manage our customers to sit still :-) If people are being particularly unruly then we will intervene, but there's a fine balance to strike. Whilst we do have very busy periods, there are also... More 

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