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“friendly place to visit and yummy afternoon tea!”

Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“friendly place to visit and yummy afternoon tea!”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We recently visited the mill - very interesting and great to see restoration of the mill. The owners are really friendly, the visit is actually made all the more special by the afternoon tea. We were so tempted - we almost bought a slice and piece of everything... cake was delicious, all fresh and tempting. Well worth a visit if you are close by.

Visited September 2013
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Best home made scones in Devon”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Scones to die for for, worth the years wait. We received a warm and friendly welcome every time we came. Even though its was a year since we visited last remembered us and our dog Wilo. Excellent service, Improves every time we come. Will visit again next year..

Visited September 2013
Thank Jim F
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Southwell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Tea Room in Devon”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I dropped into the tea room twice and on both occasions I received a warm friendly reception. The cake and cream teas are fantastic and it is worth taking a holiday in Devon just to visit the mill and tea room. The wonderful scones were freshly out of the oven and the cake was the best I have ever tasted. While I was there several people complimented the owners so it's not just me that thinks this is an exceptional tea room. There is also the wonderful old mill to visit and a really interesting tour you can take before tea. Defiantly one to visit if your in the area.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Martin E
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Excellent homemade scones”
Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

Was told the cream teas were the best in the area and was not disappointed. Scones were to die for and service and setting are superb.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank JaseBurton
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Winslow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Staff were super friendly, cakes were great and a very interesting mill. Thanks”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

We were given an unexpected tour for no extra than the entrance fee. One of our three year old and our six year old boys were asking questions all the time and were really interested in the old mill. We were surprised and the tour guide was thrilled.

Cakes were very good, some baked with flour from the mill! The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our whole family wanted to stay there and go back!

The nail puzzle is a real beast....ha

Thank you Hele Corn Mill

Visited August 2013
Thank Jon H
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