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Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Beautiful home made cakes. We stopped here to have a Devonshire tea. It did not disappoint... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lovingly Restored Working Corn Mill

This is a restored water mill with homemade cakes made with flour milled on site. The cakes are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“old mill” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful home made cakes. We stopped here to have a Devonshire tea. It did not disappoint, scones jam and cream with a big pot of tea, yum!! There were other cakes to choose from too. The car park for the mill is down towards Hele...More

1  Thank ChelleyGrantham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a restored water mill with homemade cakes made with flour milled on site. The cakes are delicious and differ from weekend to weekend. There are also Gluten Free Options Available. The Mill is a short walk to Hele Beech and Nature Trails. Two...More

1  Thank Richard_BJ2346ZL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a warm sunny day for a cream tea. Service was warm and friendly and the scones were absolutely delicious! Reasonably priced (£5.75 for two huge scones and a pot of tea) you will not leave here hungry Also a nice little shop...More

1  Thank Hin316
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for 4 of us and a baby, when we arrived the table was set up lovely ,with a high chair. We got talked through the cakes and different choices of high teas we could have. Was so hard to choose from...More

1  Thank chellielou83
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Interesting to look around the mill and a lovely cafe with great choice of food and beautiful home made cake which was delicious! Dedicated hosts offering very good service. Definitely worth visiting.

1  Thank Sally B
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews on trip advisor we decided to give the tea rooms a go. What a delight. Tucked away but easy to find as signposted well. Beautiful little tea room with seating inside and out, and after we discovered more seating up in...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The scones here are amazing and the service is warm and friendly. But the real jewel in the crown is the stunning mill. Being able to walk around and see the passion that has driven its rebuilding is fantastic. Highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank EAA1972
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

If you fancy a nice cuppa accompanied with a decent slice of cake, a tasty pasty or better still a delicious savoury scone... you are in luck! Hele Corn Mill is fab

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A large group of us were in Ilfracombe for a wedding, and it was my wife's birthday during our stay, so I decided to research the best places to visit for cream tea. Hele Corn Mill's Tea Room kept popping up as one of the...More

1  Thank NikSurrey
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We went here last weekend whilst on holiday in the area having researched online for a good tea rooms and this seemed to be the place to go. I went inside to look at the selection to then realise that they didn't accept card payments....More

1  Thank Blondiehol1
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hello is there anywhere to park near the tea room? thank you
26 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
Shirley C
Is the Hele corn. mill open on 15/01/2017 for cream tea ? Regards Shirley C
15 January 2017|
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Response from Helemill | Property representative |
Sorry Shirley for missing your question. Our first opening date is the 24th of March for Mother's Day weekend. Our dates for the year will shortly be published on our website