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The Hele Bay Pub


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly

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The Hele Bay Pub is great family pub situated by the sea in the pretty village of Hele Bay on the outskirts of Ilfracombe. Our Specialities include Home-Made Food including Proper Pies, Handmade Burgers and Home-Made Pub Classics. Free Drink with a meal Nights Steak nights: 2 Steaks and a bottle of wine from £30.00 Special Offers Traditionally run pub with great service you will love. We offer excellent 3 Real Ales, Beers, Lagers, Ciders, Wines and Spirits as you would expect, along with Great Pub Food for all the family as well as Great Freshly Ground Coffee. Our Home-made Pies and Burgers are a speciality and locally sourced produce is used wherever possible. We have extensive Beer Gardens
US$7 - US$46
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was the only place open when we arrived at the beach huts down the road. Good choice of pub food and massive portions.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gretchen834
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to Hele Bay from Ilfracombe, after a while we needed food. There were eight adults + 3 month old baby . So needed a place where we could have room to comfortably enjoy a proper meal. Staff very welcoming and the food was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank adamfan1965
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Been here before for Sunday lunch and really enjoyed it, so booked Xmas meal. So glad we did. Food was amazing, beautifully cooked, lovely flavours and very generous portions! Such a friendly atmosphere from staff and locals and the added bonus of a kids soft...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Richard L
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Wasn't really sure what to expect but very pleasantly surprised,very clean and tidy with helpful and friendly staff Large open bar with dining area in front and around the sides I'll be honest the menu scared me as it offered Indian, Chinese, Caribbean and other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Q4441UWrogerm
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Visited here whilst staying in Hele Bay. Booked the night before as advised as we were wishing to bring the dog with us. From the moment we walked through the door the service was fantastic, although was a fairly busy night we felt like we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank chaziep
Reviewed 5 November 2018

12 of us turned up on Saturday 3rd November for Drinks and Food . Absolutely perfect service . Lovely freshly cooked food . The giant Hotdog Roll and super sized Fishfinger Roll went Down particularly well . We would definitely return here

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank daisyauroroa
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic roast lunch, everything on the plate was full of flavour and cooked perfectly. Generous portions but not too much and all served with a warm smile. A wonderful reward after a long walk or a great excuse for one.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mace64
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Stsying locally and After reading the reviews we decided to try this pub. We are so glad we did. Beautiful building and garden out front. Greeted by a lovely lady from Birmingham, didn't get her name but she is an asset to the pub! We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lee P
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Visited several times over the week as we were staying close by ! Excellent food , and atmosphere , lovely bar staff , lady called Jane made us feel extremely welcome , everyone made a fuss of our little dog Hugo ! Would definitely recommend...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank holidayqueenwales
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Staff friendly and the food was amazing hence why we went back to eat again, and pet friendly, just perfect

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sue T
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22 November 2017|
Response from ianlF1122SH | Property representative |
Hi Yes we have a fancy dress party every year. With music and dancing later. Fancy dress is not a requirement. You will be made welcome Ian
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