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“Good family pub”
Review of The Hele Bay Pub

The Hele Bay Pub
Ranked #13 of 124 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$46
Cuisines: Pub, Gastropub
Description: The Hele Bay Pub is great family pub situated by the sea in the pretty village of Hele Bay on the outskirts of Ilfracombe. Our Specialities include Home-Made Food including Proper Pies, Handmade Burgers and Home-Made Pub Classics. Free Drink with a meal Nights Steak nights: 2 Steaks and a bottle of wine from £30.00 Special Offers Traditionally run pub with great service you will love. We offer excellent 3 Real Ales, Beers, Lagers, Ciders, Wines and Spirits as you would expect, along with Great Pub Food for all the family as well as Great Freshly Ground Coffee. Our Home-made Pies and Burgers are a speciality and locally sourced produce is used wherever possible. We have extensive Beer Gardens overlooking the sea, a Family Room with Skittle Alley, Table Football, Pool Table and a children's soft play area. A great place to visit for a drink, a meal, a chat and to take advantage of our many specials Sundays we serve traditional Sunday Roast "Good Food, Good Beer, Great Atmosphere"
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Description: The Hele Bay Pub is great family pub situated by the sea in the pretty village of Hele Bay on the outskirts of Ilfracombe. Our Specialities include Home-Made Food including Proper Pies, Handmade Burgers and Home-Made Pub Classics. Free Drink with a meal Nights Steak nights: 2 Steaks and a bottle of wine from £30.00 Special Offers Traditionally run pub with great service you will love. We offer excellent 3 Real Ales, Beers, Lagers, Ciders, Wines and Spirits as you would expect, along with Great Pub Food for all the family as well as Great Freshly Ground Coffee. Our Home-made Pies and Burgers are a speciality and locally sourced produce is used wherever possible. We have extensive Beer Gardens overlooking the sea, a Family Room with Skittle Alley, Table Football, Pool Table and a children's soft play area. A great place to visit for a drink, a meal, a chat and to take advantage of our many specials Sundays we serve traditional Sunday Roast "Good Food, Good Beer, Great Atmosphere"
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived with a party of four, two children and two adults on a Sunday evening in Summer holidays and although it was busy we were seated immediately. Warned of a wait of 35-40 minutes on food as they had a large party in and this was accurate after we had ordered. Friendly service with a smile and a chat. Good pub grub, with a children’s menu and my little one absolutely loved the chocolate four layer cake (adults menu) and can’t wait to visit again for another slice. Skittle alley a little run down but great to keep the kids entertained.

Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We booked a table for 2 over the phone and we were greeted by lovely gentlemen called Rob. When we arrived we were glad to see acpool table. We played a few games and was then seen to our table and we had ordered a couple of steaks which were perfectly cooked (medium rare) and continued to enjoy ourselves for the rest of the evening.i would recomend this place to all, its very welcoming and pleasant!

Thank Londonfella29
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Visited here during our stay at Beach Cove as it was a very short walk down the road. We did not pre-book but they were able to seat us immediately. We both had the steak with the skewer of prawns (Reef and beef) and it was really good. A nice piece of steak and chips as well as mushroom, tomato, salad and peas! A very generous serving indeed. The blue cheese sauce was one of the best I've ever had (and I rarely order steak without it). Staff were very friendly and courteous. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Had my daughter's 12th birthday here whilst on holiday. Great service, great atmosphere and the food was so fresh and well cooked. Would recommend to anyone to come here. thank you for a lovely evening. Bonus was, it was well priced as well. Great value.

Thank onlymart
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Went in for a family meal with our two toddlers this afternoon (about 3pm to avoid peak time as we’re aware it’s a popular place). We’re always in the lookout for places that we can take the kids where they’ll be entertained near our table - in the desperate hope we light get to have a bite to eat ourselves!

Hele Bay Pub has been recommended to us so we went for a try.

Definitely consider pre-booking. We chances it being after peak time and we’re lucky, but if you’re after 12 or 1pm call ahead.

We had a limited menu being a Sunday, but we weren’t fussy so we ordered up. Quick service and pretty good food - our roasts were large and tasty (although the accompanying dish of veg looked a bit ropey, so we left them).

Dad raced about his fish and chips, saying the fish (freshly cooked) was beautiful.

The only detractor for me was the damp smell in the family room/soft play. But as the kids were so happy, we were happy and we’ll definitely be back.

Forgot to say how friendly all of the staff were that we met there. They were great!

Thank Ian G
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