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Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room

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Address: Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 863185
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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CASH ONLY. SEASONAL: Opening 24th March everyday til Sunday 10th April for...

CASH ONLY. SEASONAL: Opening 24th March everyday til Sunday 10th 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. 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 are locally made pasties, 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. 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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Fantastic cakes in a tucked away location!

Reached by a short walk along a small river, this tea room is a delight. A great place for lunch or afternoon teas. They have the most amazing cake! All the food is excellent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reached by a short walk along a small river, this tea room is a delight. A great place for lunch or afternoon teas. They have the most amazing cake! All the food is excellent, staff are friendly and this place is certainly worth visiting.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

David and Kath have made this a very special place to visit, and have won several awards. Nothing is ever too much trouble - including carrying a heavy tray all the way up to the top of the garden so we can have our tea in the sunshine! Kath makes every cake herself, and is very original - our favourites... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a cafe by the old cornmill at hele. Gravelled area so not good for prams or wheelchairs. No parking at the area, park at the carpark near hele Pub. Friendly service, good cream teas.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Slightly off the beaten track but well worth finding. The owners were so friendly and the tea room itself is a delightful treasure trove. The cream tea was lovely, though the scones themselves were a little too crunchy on the outside for some of the family's liking. The sort of place that you want to find on a rainy day,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It was very hard to make a choice of what home baked delight to try! I settled for a savoury cream tea instead of a sweet one. This was cheeses scone with cream cheese and chutney - delish! limited opening hours in October however.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We were blown away by how genuine the couple are who run the mill and tea room. The cream tea was amazing and the scones were fresh out of the oven and was home made. Lovely setting for us and we were allowed the dog in too. Cannot wait to come back next year!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Superb cream teas (both the traditional and savoury) as well as cakes, soup and pasties. A very warm welcome from the owners, lots of puzzles for the kids to do...... giving the adults time to enjoy the experience. The tour of the mill also highly recommended ...... we will be going back next year!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Utterly delicious savoury scone, with gorgeous cream cheese and sumptuously sweet onion marmalade. My only regret? I couldn't eat 2! The mrs had a traditional cream tea, which I'm told was also just as excellent. Huge pot of tea did us proud too. A lovely little tea stop, which we did a round trip of 400 miles to visit (ok... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This tea room is undoubtedly the best tea room I've visited to date! The food was fantastic and the staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for you! The entertainment was an added bonus. Anyone visiting North Devon and love cream teas would be silly not to come here! Well done on this cute little hidden gem. You've got it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visted today with my husband and our four childern of various ages, we have been on holiday in devon and decided to try out this place based on the good reviews. Had to travel about 45 mins to get there but it was definitely worth it. Beautiful setting and owners very welcoming. Tea was lovely as were the cakes and... More 

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