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Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 863185
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“home made cakes” (21 reviews)
“scones” (96 reviews)
“apple cake” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely scones and coffee! A lovely walk round the mill and lovely cakes and cream tea. All cakes were handmade and my dog was welcome. Perfect!

1  Thank emma duttz
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We visit the tea rooms when we're in the area (usually once a year) when on holiday. We went on Sunday 15 October, walking up over the hill from Ilfracombe, also a great walk with good views down onto Ilfracombe harbour. The mill was the...More

1  Thank JulieIles
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The only cafe open in autumn on Helle bay. Lovely homemade cakes using their own mill flour and a hot pot of tea. Very friendly proprietors. Worth a visit if you are in the ilfracombe area. Especially if you are walking the coast path.

1  Thank stevehelenj
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Thank you David and Kathy for hosting us on our volunteers day out. Excellent and informative tour of your working mill. Delicious cream tea and a fab cuppa. Everyone had such a good time and thanks for opening up for us on your day off!...More

1  Thank Sue G
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

What can I say first. Friendly staff, great choice in an unusual setting. One of the best afternoon teas I have had and the cakes are amazing. Highly recommend the passion fruit and peach cake. Delicious

1  Thank Wren R
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We always have a cream tea when in Devon or Cornwall and chose Here Corn Mill as we'd seen on it's leaflet that it had won "best cream tea in Devon' for a few years. I think because of this we expected it to be...More

Thank UkPrincess_J
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We recently visited this cafe in August on recommendation from a nice man we spoke to on the beach at Combe Martin. Knowing this would be our once chance to have the Devon cream tea experience (with 2 kids in tow, there aren't many opportunities...More

1  Thank RacyRazza
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 13 August 2017

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 9 August 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
4 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, 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
  • 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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