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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
“scones” (99 reviews)
“cake” (30 reviews)
“cream and jam” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, very friendly accommodating staff. One of the best cream teas I've ever had, and made from flour milled on the premesis. Lovely seating outside if the weather is good. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank 778neil
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On arrival we sat outside - as I can't sit in the sun for too long there was a shady area. We asked for 4 cream teas. The cakes and sandwiches arrived promptly, whilst we waited for our scones to be cooked we were given...More

1  Thank PaulchrisK
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Hele Mill is one of North Devon's hidden treasures. The home made scones and cakes are absolutely superb, though it's usually a nightmare to decide what to have. Top tip is to do a decent walk beforehand as you'll want to get stuck in once...More

1  Thank BergoNo9
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Top rate cream tea and entertaining puzzles. The large scones were as good as I’ve tasted. Also interesting mill and pretty garden.

1  Thank Alex M
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by having heard of the many accolades this tea room has received - best tea shop in Devon 2013-2017 (except 2016 when they weren’t allowed to enter!). It lived up to expectations. Lovely Devon Splits, scones, cake, soup and tea, served with a...More

1  Thank BooPabloXan
Reviewed April 2, 2018

My daughter and I visited this beautiful place today.. The mill has such an amazing atmosphere, and you are surrounded with history.... The tea room was so welcoming, lovely people.... The cream tea which we had was outstanding... I highly recommend a visit... We are...More

1  Thank christmas04
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic cream teas traditional and chocolate scones with nutella and cream. Very welcoming and dog friendly.

1  Thank Nick B
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Wonderful cakes, many made from the flour milled at the mill itself. Gluten free cakes available too. A tour of the mill is available if desire. Inside and outside seating in lovely garden setting.

1  Thank Anna E
Reviewed November 21, 2017

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 October 28, 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
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Questions & Answers
February 4, 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
March 20, 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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