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Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 7554 310176
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Lunch with friends

Great home made sandwiches and cakes. The best egg mayonnaise salad sandwichthat I have ever had... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
West Down, United Kingdom
The very best of home made scones and cakes!

The miller grinds the grain to flour that his lovely wife uses to make the scones (plain, fruit and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Broughton Astley, 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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great home made sandwiches and cakes. The best egg mayonnaise salad sandwichthat I have ever had, plus cakes that friends had had excellent reviews

1  Thank mickiiandjohn
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The miller grinds the grain to flour that his lovely wife uses to make the scones (plain, fruit and savoury) and a wide variety of cakes. Service is excellent and there are options to sit inside, and outside. Walking boots and well behaved dogs are...More

Thank CharlesCarter
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely comfy homely feel place. The staff were lovely. The food was lovely. The cream tea was amazing. Definitely will return

1  Thank Emsulli
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We had just walked the coastal route from Ilfracombe to Hele bay and stopped in for a cuppa which was very welcome, tea was good, short walk back via the main road to Ilfracombe

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Booked afternoon tea via email before our trip down to Devon as a birthday treat , replied really quick. it was so good loved having the choice of what sandwiches , scone and cake we would like , food all homemade . Lovely couple who...More

1  Thank Louise L
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting the mill and tea rooms. We enjoyed a lovely fig and orange cake and scone with tea. Would definitely recommend, but please note they only accept cash payments (there is cash back available from a nearby garage)

1  Thank ScotchEggsRule
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely visit with friends - party of 10 of us. We received warm welcome and the service was very attentive. Beautiful warm scones - plenty of tea and wonderful selection of cakes to choose from. A little hidden gem - will certainly return and recommend...More

1  Thank jetski-princess
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Called in for an afternoon cuppa.My wife had a savoury scone with cream cheese and chutney, best she's ever tasted! Visit here with an appetite , the cakes, scones etc are excellent!Owner extremely pleasant,he might get you to do the corn Mill puzzle,ie make a...More

1  Thank William G
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We had heard good things about this place and stoped by for a snack. There is a genuine water wheel which they use to grind grain for their baking. The tea room is famious for their baked goods, all made on prem. Everything is fresh...More

2  Thank David F
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Would have loved to have a cream tea and we detoured especially to do so. We were disappointed because we couldn't park directly by the mill. Parking was available across the busy main road but with an elderly passenger, this was not convenient. So we...More

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Mark H
29 October 2017|
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
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