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Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 863185
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (86 reviews)
“apple cake” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited twice in a week August 2017. Fantastic cakes, scones, splits, and pretty much everything else. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. The selection of home made cakes was just amazing. Also try the scones with cream cheese and pickle - yummy. Highly recommended !!

1  Thank Jason V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the Hele Corn Mill for a Cream Tea. Very enjoyable Tea, homemade scones and plenty of jam and cream in a very pleasant setting. Parking a bit of a problem but spaces are available nearby. Waitress service very good !Museum and gallery available as...More

1  Thank Tony T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After receiving a recommendation from the proprietress of the Ilfracombe Chocolate Emporium we made our way to Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room. You cannot easily park at the Mill itself so use the public car park and it's a short walk from there. It's...More

1  Thank Louise G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Christmas present to each other my husband and I have been having afternoon tea once a month. I can honestly say the scones and jam were the best we have had and the overall experience was lovely. The friendly service and location were...More

1  Thank Lynda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely treat on a Sunday afternoon, the cakes are lovely .... so much choice. It is in a lovely location, we enjoyed looking around the mill. They also sell lovely little gifts at good prices, would recommend a visit.

1  Thank TRACY117
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We again chose this venue based on TA reviews as we were staying just across the road in Beach Cove, Hele. As lovers of scones and clotted cream we felt we had to indulge in the cream tea option although there were many home-made cakes...More

1  Thank secrock66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I go to tea rooms pretty much where ever we go and we've seen quite a few. I'm pretty stingy with giving out five stars on Tripadvisor, but this really is a no-brainer. The price was very reasonable for afternoon tea and...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove nearly 40 miles to visit! Was worth the drive. Looked all round the mill & then had afternoon tea with apple & cinnamon cake, yummy! Went on to visit Hele Cove.

1  Thank Walking89
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The title of this review says it all! Can understand why this place wins awards! We parked on the public car park across the other side of the road and cut through a footpath to get to the mill. The cream tea had a freshly...More

1  Thank meandmymonkey390
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Gorgeous place, we sat outside in the pretty courtyard and had a cream tea. The owners were very friendly and welcoming.

1  Thank Claire P
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Questions & Answers
5 February 2017|
Response from Helemill | Property representative |
To the tearooms but not the Mill. Our season will start on the 24th March. Timetable for the season to be found on our website. Hope to see you then
20 March 2015|
Response from Helemill | Property representative |
Hi Jessica. Thanks for your email. I can certainly bake Vegan scones for you using soya milk and sunflower margarine (our scones don't have eggs). I also have some recipes for vegan cakes. I always have one gluten free... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863185
  • E-mail
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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