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Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 866488
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pork hock” (12 reviews)
“fish pie” (15 reviews)
“cheesecake” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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1 - 10 of 637 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Average prices everything well cooked and presented. Varied menu. Owner and staff were lovely. The restaurant was comfortable and relaxing. They found us a table even though they were quite busy for a Tuesday evening. Must be very busy in high season would need to...More

Thank pauline865
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal that included scallops cooked with chorizo, hake and mussels in a delicious sauce and ice cream. The wine is sensibly priced and the new owner charming. Our party (three couples) had a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Nelson42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant at 2pm on Saturday and it was desterted. We hadn't been here since the new owners arrived a year ago. The owner was really pleasant and chatted about his vision for the restaurant. My husband ordered chilli and I had the...More

Thank Smoky0104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have visited this resturant the service is excellent. Atmosphere relaxing. Food well presented and delicious and good value. The owners are friendly and obviously enjoy what they do. Great place we highly recommend it. We are locals and reckon...More

Thank shipwreckedmermaid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First night of our holiday and chose this restaurant as the menu looked amazing. It was strangely very quiet for 6 o'clock considering the reviews. Ordered our drinks and meals (not written down) the lady then bought out 2 of the same meal, 1 which...More

3  Thank elizabeth g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited because we love to eat out and for whatever reason, we had not been here before. The service was not good as they appeared under staffed and the staff that were there didn't seem overly proficient. My fish was very expensive yet overcooked....More

Thank Suzie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a gap between what we can see on the website and what we can get there, which generates some disappointment. Even if they serve fresh fish, that one is very badly cooked... Also, when asking for no potatoes beside, instead of getting other...More

2  Thank Doria91130
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a wonderful meal. The food is incredible and the owners are absolutely lovely!! Will be recommending this place to everyone. Thanks for a great evening!

Thank Bridieking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited following two strong recommendations, maybe they had a very busy B/H weekend, but it wasn't great.. lovely people but understaffed and poor food, they did reduce our bill

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined with friends last night and had a really great time. The place was packed, even had a large party in. All courses served in good time and each was delicious. Tiger king prawns are awesome. Definitely a place to return too. We all...More

Thank philhalliwell
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
are dogs allowed? please
25 March 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Corrine45 | Property representative |
Yes, they are allowed in one side of the restaurant, so please let us know when reserving a table. Thanks Barbara
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 866488
  • E-mail