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Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room

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Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 863185
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Wendron, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

After a wet and windy walk in the rain along the coast we popped into Hele Mill. We were met by the friendly miller and the millers wife. We had a fantastic cream tea and an interesting chat.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We arrived in Ilfracombe on a wet and windy Saturday , as we were staying close by ,we decided to pop in and try a cream tea. It was lovely , everything really tasty. The owners were really nice and friendly.

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Milton Keynes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Really enjoyed our visit to this little gem, picked up a leaflet by chance and decided to visit. We sat in the little courtyard with our dogs, food and drinks are ordered inside but everything is delivered to the table. Everybody enjoyed their scones, cream and jam, beautifully cooked, just right for an afternoon snack.

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1 Thank GoonerNeil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful savoury cream tea ever! Beautiful tasty cheese scones served with delicious onion chutney and cream cheese. a really friendly and inviting atmosphere. Thank you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely location, the food is very good with a great choice of cakes and even a savoury cream tea which my other half really enjoyed. The owners are friendly and helpful, and being dog friendly is fantastic. So good we bought our family back the next day!

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Hailey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly park in the local car park in Hele near the beach. Not expensive. Walk up the path. It is not far and if you pay to park you can spend some time on the beach there too. We had a cream tea which was lovely and managed to sit outside. The kids did a little quiz which the shop... More 

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1 Thank The_Brookbanks
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The best scones I've every tasted, a truly delicious cream tea. We are renting the cottage attached to the tearoom and its delightful, as are the owners!

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1 Thank poljen
Cumbria
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Leaflet sells the place more than the location. Quite off putting waking through the residents area before you get to the mill with signs everywhere about No Parking and Parking prohibited makes you feel like ducking your head until you get to the entrance. Cream tea disappointing scones were very heavy and claggy in the mouth, not appealing left half... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Our group of 6 tried 4 of the cakes and they were all absolutely delicious. The others looked equally yummy. Very friendly atmosphere. Well recommended if nearby.

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Mere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect sandwiches and perfect cakes! Was quite busy when we went so felt a bit cramped inside but there was seating outside which was good as inside felt very hot. A must visit if in the area and would definitely go again if ever there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863185
Description
SEASONAL ONLY: Please see website. April, May, June: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, BH Mondays and Whitweek. JULY AND AUGUST: EVERYDAY EXCEPT SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER - 26 OCTOBER: Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Opens 11am, last orders at 5pm. Winner of the Devon Life "Best Tearoom in Devon Award" 2013 and 2014. 16th century working watermill about half a mile east of Ilfracombe town centre in Hele (Combe Martin Road, A399). Parking in Hele Public Carpark in Beach Road (by Hele Bay Pub). We are a family business, milling to produce flour for our mill-made cakes and for sale in the tearoom. We serve Devon Cream Teas including Devonshire Splits and Thunder and Lightning, and a wide variety of cakes made on the premises, many made from our flour. Our savoury items are locally made pasties and savoury cream teas. At least one GF cake aways available and we will make GF scones if preordered or not too busy. We do not sell cooked lunches or evening meals. Takeaway cream teas and cake available. We endeavour to entertain our guests with puzzles and quizzes. DOGS WELCOME in tearoom and garden, although not around the Mill itself. See our website for details or give us a ring. We look forward to welcoming you to Hele Corn Mill.

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