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Nelly May's Parlour

63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
+44 1271 863877
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (95 reviews)
“bread” (46 reviews)
“cake” (31 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Soups, Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegan Options
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63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fabulous tea room run by a lovely couple. We had afternoon tea which was scrumpy. The sourdough bread is made on the premises and was excellent. There was a choice of home made scones and they came out warm .. they were Delicuous. Host...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 99vickycook
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Traditional tea room with hand crafted artisan wholesome food with healthy ingredients Not the largest of spaces but a delightful afternoon visit Daily specials menu and a good selection of home made cakes,cream tea's are also available.... It's nice

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Q4441UWrogerm
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We randomly chose Nelly May's, there are so many places to eat we thought ourselves lucky to find this little gem. We visited twice, the first time we had a beef dinner and quiche followed by cream tea, wonderful food. Second time we both had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

After a previous memorable meal at Nelly May's my sister and I visited today and again we were not disappointed. We opted for the cheese and black pepper on sourdough granary toast, perfectly cooked and seasoned and tasting delicious. We finished off with slices of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank xanthe213
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We stopped for a quick visit to Nelly May's Parlour after a recommendation from the owners of the cottage we were staying in. Service very friendly and attentive, albeit as we were the only customers in there (late afternoon visit), the atmosphere did seem a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CoffeeAddict107
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch here especially the gorgeous soda bread. A slight delay on my husband's lunch but most apologetic and offered free cake which again was moist and delightful. Pleasant staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Julie J
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I loved this little cafe. It was very busy when we went in but the lady serving was so pleasant and we didn’t have to wait long. The eggs royale were amazing, and the cream tea was out of this world....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CVC1974
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Ilfracombe for a couple of days and my wife has a passion for cream teas, we found this lovely little tea room on the main street. We both could not fault the place, mostly home made goods of all descriptions. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank newwelshwizard
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We were holidaying in Devon and wanted to have an authentic cream tea and this place came highly recommended so we thought we’d try it. What a lovely little place! The tea room itself is very old, dating back to Tudor times, with what looks...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TravelMonkeyface
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing service and amazing food. Great value for money. The sourdough is made on the premises and has an amazing taste. Probably the best scone I’ve ever had & the jam selection is immense and tasty. Definitely going to go back to try the rest...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carla W
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Eleanor B
22 August 2018|
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Response from NellyMaysParlour | Property representative |
Hi yes we do allow well behaved dogs :)
9 March 2017|
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Response from NellyMaysParlour | Property representative |
Hi Sorry no, all of our cake contains egg
31 January 2017|
Response from NellyMaysParlour | Property representative |
Hi Nicky, Yes we do allow dogs both big and small.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863877
Nelly May's Parlour, conveniently situated on The High Street, is a traditional tearoom oozing with olde worlde character and charm - part of the tearoom dates from Tudor times so why not take a break and soak up the atmosphere. A perfect choice for an exquisitely scrumptious breakfast, lunch, coffee, cream or afternoon tea or homemade cake. We use organic flour to make our Artisan bread which is made daily on the premises, all homemade cakes and scones are made with organic flour and free range eggs and our jams and marmalades are also homemade. We try to source our produce locally and use fresh quality ingredients where possible. Nelly May's is licensed and is a perfect venue for Birthdays, Christenings or other special occasions. We can provide afternoon teas but as our bread, cakes and scones are freshly baked booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.
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