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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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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Popped in here to deliver a parcel, owners were friendly and welcoming. The cream teas are lovely, home made scones. Outside seating is on several levels and has two garden areas. You can also visit the working mill. Lovely vintage pottery tableware. Dog friendly, our dog was given a biscuit. A quiet, relaxing spot away from the busyness of the... More 

1 Thank toadflax9
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cakes and tea. Enjoyed the tour around the corn mill well worth a visit easy local parking available

1 Thank New-Wingcommander
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an unplanned visit to the tea room but I'm glad we did! Afternoon tea is very good, the scones were nice and big, and the banana cake was to die for. Plus you can do a free visit to the mill :) definitely recommend

1 Thank julianaric
Ascot, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome location and owners. Pretty village feel. Fascinating water mill. Amazing cream teas and the title says it all. Great narrative and stories on the wall inside the mill too. An amazing find. Go visit!

1 Thank Simon E
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We have heard great things about this mill for cakes and sandwiches, we were so glad that the tea room opened up again for the season whilst we were here, the sandwiches were delicious and the cakes to die for. We are so full we don't know how people manage the high tea with more sandwiches and cakes. Great that... More 

Thank Mary P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Once again we called in for one of the best...in fact THE best cream tea you will find anywhere in Devon. Always fresh, plenty of choice, and always a nice welcome. You won't find better scones, and the cakes, gorgeous! Well worth a visit.

Thank tezzasmall
Wendron, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank georgewurr
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Ron G
Milton Keynes
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank GoonerNeil
2 reviews
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

Thank Sammie J

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Restaurant Details

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