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Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 7554 310176
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Most amazing cream tea!!!

My father in law was over from America for the week and was hunting for a cream tea and we came... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fiona S
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Witham, United Kingdom
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Real Devon cream tea

It's such a quiant little tea room and the best cream tea. They are all home made and big scones... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
carolegrayson7
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old mill” (23 reviews)
“cream cheese” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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+44 7554 310176
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My father in law was over from America for the week and was hunting for a cream tea and we came across this little place. The best cream tea we have found (and we have tested vigorously). The scones were warm from the oven, homemade...More

Thank Fiona S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's such a quiant little tea room and the best cream tea. They are all home made and big scones whether you like the savoury or fruit scones you will not be disappointed. Then if you still have room lots of choices of cakes.... we...More

2  Thank carolegrayson7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No wonder they've won Best Devon Tea Room for a couple of years... those fresh out of the oven scones are lovely, and the husband of the couple who run it told me they always use Rodda's clotted cream without which (apparently) no Devon cream...More

1  Thank JWMiddleEngland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place, run by very helpful and friendly people. No rip off of tourists - the mill is on a donation basis and worth visiting in itself. The food was amazingly good and looked great. So good it was the only place we returned...More

1  Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third or fourth visit and simply.....yum. We had to wait for Devon splits but was worth the wait. Was a very busy day but lots of puzzles for kids to solve again!

1  Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cream tea !! Beautiful surroundings and very friendly staff. Scones and cakes looked and tasted amazing.

1  Thank Sasha W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the tea rooms on a rainy day and was so glad we did. Lots of other people had clearly had the same idea as it was quite busy but the owners and staff were all so welcoming and friendly. We took our dog, child...More

1  Thank Bethan G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little cafe and mill, tucked away in small but gorgeous and quiet gardens. Fabulous selection of home made cakes, great cream teas (including a delicious savoury option) and friendly owners. The mill building itself is open for self guided tours and the mill wheel...More

1  Thank kmcclean
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful working mill, tucked away quietly just outside Ilfracombe, and it's dog-friendly. Had a cream tea & gorgeous homemade cake (made with their own flour). The owners are really passionate about offering great food and service and it shows. Would definitely recommend and return to....More

1  Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot just that tiny bit off the beaten track, fantastic history in the mill (although maybe I’m a bit biased as I used to work in flour milling!), friendly and helpful owners and wonderful cream teas. I’m not at all surprised that they’ve won...More

1  Thank garybons
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Mark H
October 29, 2017|
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Response from Helemill | Property representative |
We are now closed until spring 2018 while we undertake renovation works starting with the Mill roof and then on to redecoration. Hopefully see you next year Regards the Miller
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Gracetommacsen
July 25, 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
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ummabdillah2010
March 25, 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
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