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Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 7554 310176
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Enjoyed a lovely morning here

Very interesting place to visit. Lovely coffee shop and the staff were so nice, keeping our... read more

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patweb
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Glasgow, Scotland
It’s no wonder these guys win awards......

If you are staying anywhere near Hele you must visit the Old Mill Tea Rooms. Myself and my wife... read more

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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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+44 7554 310176
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Reviewed today

Very interesting place to visit. Lovely coffee shop and the staff were so nice, keeping our grandchildren entertained.

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If you are staying anywhere near Hele you must visit the Old Mill Tea Rooms. Myself and my wife indulged in Afternoon cream tea to share, with a Cheese & Chuntney sandwiches accompanied with kettle crisps and salad. We decided to have a savoury and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a bit hidden away but if you like your cream teas this place is worth finding. Lovely old fashioned tea room with lovely staff and a nice garden area. Best cream tea ever but would recommend just having 1 they are very filling...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely environment to sit and enjoy a lovely afternoon gluten-free cream tea . The service was friendly and efficient. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many times over a few years has become a regular haunt . I don't need to ramble on .it's exactly as it says on the tin. ENJOY!!

1  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent run by volunteers only all are very friendly and helpful very reasonable prices clean and great to take the kids Tracey very such a nice lady

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting Hele Corn Mill Tea Room after reading on their website about their award winning cream teas! We walked from Ilfracombe on the sw Coast path so was well ready for some refreshments. I have to say the service...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my parents here for somewhere different to have a coffee and a cake. They cater for all sorts of allergies like dairy, nut and they have 3 vegan cakes too. Brilliant selection of cakes from lovely people. A truly enjoyable experience and the...More

1  Thank sophiewood4d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

between the 4 of us we had both savoury and sweet food, all made on the premises. warm scones , super sandwiches and cakes better than any I have tasted previously. Large pots of great tasting tea and best of all for me was home...More

Thank JaneMRW
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were staying in Ilfracombe and walked the coastal path to Combe Martin. On the way I planned for us to stop here. We were the only people at the time and I had not realised it was cash only so popped...More

1  Thank Jenine K
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Mark H
29 October 2017|
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Response from Helemill | Property representative |
We are now closed until spring 2018 while we undertake renovation works starting with the Mill roof and then on to redecoration. Hopefully see you next year Regards the Miller
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Gracetommacsen
25 July 2017|
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Response from Helemill | Property representative |
If you were to walk it takes about 35 mins by road as we are the other side of Hillsborough (big rock by harbour) so walk round harbour and keep hill to your left and stay on main road by Thatch Pub at top of slope and we... More
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ummabdillah2010
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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
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