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Hiddwn gem

A must see whilst visiting hele bay, lovely friendly staff, beautiful cakes in the tea room very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlyann P
via mobile

Located establishment by pure chance off beaten track. Very quaint establishment and completely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin B
Westfield, 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 7554 310176
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All reviews cakes old mill cream cheese home made water mill potting shed chocolate cake from the oven flour milled warm scones lovely owners treasure hunt well worth a visit tucked away for sale little gem lovely setting
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see whilst visiting hele bay, lovely friendly staff, beautiful cakes in the tea room very dog friendly!

1  Thank Carlyann P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located establishment by pure chance off beaten track. Very quaint establishment and completely unique owner was very friendly and informative .Soup and food was delicious all family commented on excellent tasting food a pure gem.

1  Thank Colin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this pretty, quaint little tea-room, as we had heard good things about it, and had a lovely lunch of homemade soup and home-baked bread roll. We then, of course, had to try the cream tea and shared one Devon split scone and...More

1  Thank shl6379
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited twice and were made to feel very welcome, as were our dogs. Amazing cakes, friendly welcome and great service. The chocolate orange cake was a firm favourite!!!

1  Thank andreawb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best Devon cream tea and cakes ever. Took family and friends celebrating my birthday. Very friendly owners and pretty tea room. The garden and corn mill are lovely too.

1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant tea and cake break with the lovely couple who run the tea room. Very helpful with suggestions of places to go.

1  Thank Dave K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Miller and his wife do the best afternoon tea. Go. Try the cakes. The devon split scones are amazing. Will be back again soon I hope.

1  Thank Ceri M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really interesting little place. The guy shows you all around his mill and he really informs you on just about everything there is to see, he will demonstrate for you and some machinery is a bit loud. It's set in a really...More

1  Thank vicky73111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone ordered different items some have savoury Sandwiches Some had Cream Teas and others had a slice of cake. All the Cakes and Scones Savoury and Sweet are made by the Millers Wife and many are Gluten Free. There are always an array of 7-8...More

1  Thank maria w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the best scones and cakes I've ever tasted. Perfect place to stop for an afternoon tea, although you need to be aware that you can't park your car next to it (parking is available nearby, but it's easily worth the inconvenience). Quite unassuming...More

1  Thank JimDavis185
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Mark H
October 29, 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
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
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