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Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Wonderful cream tea with exceptional staff!

What a find! The cream tea was absolutely amazing - the scones were fresh out of the oven so the... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Lovely cream tea

It isn't often when the food served matches the promotional photos but the cream tea at the mill... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Dee L
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CASH ONLY. SEASONAL: Opening 24th March, 25 and 26th and then everyday from Friday 31st March til Monday 17th April for Easter. Then Friday, Saturday, Sunday and BH in rest of April, May, June, September and October. Everyday EXCEPT Saturdays in July and August. Please see our leaflets and website for clarification - or phone us. . Winner of the Devon Life "Best Tearoom in Devon Award" 2013, 2014 and 2015 and Highly Commended in Devon Tourism Awards 2016. 16th century working watermill about half a mile east of Ilfracombe Town centre in HELE (Combe Martin road A399). 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 soup, sandwiches and savoury cream teas. At least one GF cake aways available and we will make GF/vegan scones if pre-ordered or not too busy. We do not sell main lunches or evening meals. Takeaway cream teas and cake available. Free entry to mill for unguided tours. Guided tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4.30pm chargeable. We endeavour to entertain our guests with puzzles and quizzes. Dogs welcome in tearooms and gardens although not in the mill itself. PARKING in Hele Bay Public Carpark (to left of Hele Bay Pub). Limited disabled parking - please phone in advance.We look forward to welcoming you to Hele Corn Mill. See our website for details or give us a ring.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old mill” (22 reviews)
“home made” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

What a find! The cream tea was absolutely amazing - the scones were fresh out of the oven so the cream was melting they were still so hot, what a problem to have! The staff were exceptionally warm, kind and accommodating of our family group...More

1  Thank michellebaldwin1980
Reviewed 4 June 2017

It isn't often when the food served matches the promotional photos but the cream tea at the mill did! It was lovely and very tasty. Didn't have room for cake but they also looked amazing. Beautiful surroundings and lovely owners. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Dee L
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Visited for a birthday with 3 children 2 10 year olds and 1 12 year old. They were entertained throughout by the miller! He was great with them. Food was delicious, my son loves the Devon Splits. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Beautiful home made cakes. We stopped here to have a Devonshire tea. It did not disappoint, scones jam and cream with a big pot of tea, yum!! There were other cakes to choose from too. The car park for the mill is down towards Hele...More

1  Thank ChelleyGrantham
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is a restored water mill with homemade cakes made with flour milled on site. The cakes are delicious and differ from weekend to weekend. There are also Gluten Free Options Available. The Mill is a short walk to Hele Beech and Nature Trails. Two...More

1  Thank Richard_BJ2346ZL
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on a warm sunny day for a cream tea. Service was warm and friendly and the scones were absolutely delicious! Reasonably priced (£5.75 for two huge scones and a pot of tea) you will not leave here hungry Also a nice little shop...More

1  Thank Hin316
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for 4 of us and a baby, when we arrived the table was set up lovely ,with a high chair. We got talked through the cakes and different choices of high teas we could have. Was so hard to choose from...More

1  Thank chellielou83
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Interesting to look around the mill and a lovely cafe with great choice of food and beautiful home made cake which was delicious! Dedicated hosts offering very good service. Definitely worth visiting.

1  Thank Sally B
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews on trip advisor we decided to give the tea rooms a go. What a delight. Tucked away but easy to find as signposted well. Beautiful little tea room with seating inside and out, and after we discovered more seating up in...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The scones here are amazing and the service is warm and friendly. But the real jewel in the crown is the stunning mill. Being able to walk around and see the passion that has driven its rebuilding is fantastic. Highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank EAA1972
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25 July 2017|
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Response from Helemill | Property representative |
If you were to walk it takes about 35 mins by road as we are the other side of Hillsborough (big rock by harbour) so walk round harbour and keep hill to your left and stay on main road by Thatch Pub at top of slope and we... More
25 March 2017|
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Response from Hele_Corn_Mill | Property representative |
There is no parking in the mill or Cornmill Close but you may be able to park in Watermouth Road which has no restrictions. The large public carpark is in Beach Road (to the left of Hele Bay pub). Parking is reasonably... More