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Nelly May's Parlour

63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
+44 1271 863877
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Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (43 reviews)
“scones” (75 reviews)
“cake” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
Soups, Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegan Options
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63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
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1 - 10 of 246 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decided to visit after seeing reviews on here and was no disappointed. Dogs welcomed. Lovely little tea room, food amazing. We had the bacon, cheese and mushroom toastie on sourdough bread which my husband said was to die for. I had the cream tea, a...More

Thank JASbic2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming decor, excellent personable service, light lunches, afternoon teas with of course scones, clotted cream & jam, beautifully presented. Lovely owners who provide an old fashioned service - highly recommended

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NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review - we are really pleased that you enjoyed your cream teas with homemade jam and scones and also that you mention our service - many thanks. Please come again when next in the area:)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous afternoon high tea.. Birthday celebration tea which was beautifully made and presented. Great service and excellent value for money. Absolutely wonderful scones and homemade jam. And Peggy the dog came too..More

Thank CarolineTodmorden
NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Nelly May's for your Sister in Law's 80th Birthday celebration. We are really pleased that everyone enjoyed the Birthday Tea and it is great that you mention 'great service' and 'excellent value for money'. Please do visit again when next in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my special place where I have been coming for 4 years now. It's my weekly dose of personal pampering on many levels. Here I savour and enjoy a meal which is home cooked with love and attention, with that extra flair. Where the...More

Thank Anya K
NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of of your visits to Nelly May's. We always look forward to seeing you and we really appreciate your comments. It is great that you find us welcoming, friendly and kindly and also...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lovely little hidden gem in ilfracombe on our last day of the holiday for a cream tea and scones, absolutely fantastic scones with fresh cream and home made jam service was fantastic and so friendly.More

Thank Ian b
NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your visit. We are really happy that you enjoyed your cream tea with homemade jam and scones and thank you for mentioning that our service was friendly. Please visit again when next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in Ilfracombe after a long journey when we ran into Nelly May's to escape a torrential downpour. Suzanne gave us such a warm welcome and explained all the types of cake to my daughters. They were thrilled with their choices. My...More

Thank M C
NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your visit to Nelly May's. We are really pleased that you found us and we are glad that we managed to find something tasty for you all to enjoy :)...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't recommend highly enough. Attention to detail is the thing here. Helpful friendly staff. Healthy and tasty home made fare, including the amazing organic sourdough bread. The cakes are simply to die for, and all the food is well presented and delicious. A must...More

Thank crookhelen75
NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visits to Nelly May's. We are very pleased that you enjoy the organic sourdough and homemade cakes and we always look forward to seeing you - thanks once again :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a chain so don't expect fast-food and service. This wonderful old fashioned cafe is run by a lovely husband and wife team - Vince and Suzanne, who offer a very personal service. They are such lovely people who really care about making...More

Thank Pauline M
NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow thank you so much for writing this positive and comprehensive review of you visits to Nelly May's. We are always delighted to see you and are really happy that you enjoy what we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought it was about time I left a review for this lovely little tea room called nelly mays. I have been going there for a few years now and have got to know the owners , who always make you feel very welcome . Unbelievable...More

Thank sandrasibley62
NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your visits to Nelly May's. We are always delighted to see you and your family and are really pleased that you enjoy the food we have to offer. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a refreshing and a delight to go into an establishment where one is greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. Nothing was too much trouble even if one requested something out of the ordinary. The food is made on the premises so...More

Thank Nevbev
NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this kind and informative review of your visit to Nelly May's - it is great that you enjoy what we have to offer and thank you for sharing this with others. We really appreciate your thoughtful comments...More

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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 :)
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MillyVanilli2015
9 March 2017|
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Response from NellyMaysParlour | Property representative |
Hi Sorry no, all of our cake contains egg
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Nicky M
31 January 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 16
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 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
Description
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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