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Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44(0)1271 866488
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Ranked #11 of 87 restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous little restaurant. Easy to drive by without really noticing but if you want to go for a meal be sure to bok. Very popular

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great food, plenty of it and not expensive. Food was freshly prepared so was worth the little waiting time we experienced. We look forward to going again next time we are in Devon

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Newmilns
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Would recommend booking a table here as we attempted 3 times before we were successful in getting in as they were always fully booked but was well worth the wait. Menu was varied and had plenty to choose from, food was delicious and portion sizes were good. Would recommend the fudge brownie with cherry and amaretto sauce , i'm still... More

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The service is friendly and speedy, and the place was busy when we arrived for our 2.15 reservation, but cleared out not long after our arrival. The food looked good, and everything was plated beautifully. Its not getting a full 5 stars from me on account of the food though ... Crispy Pork shanks ... crackling was not as crispy... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

As we aren't from the area we had been recommended this place to try. The food was great the atmosphere was really relaxed and the staff were really friendly, telling us about places to visit In the area. We had a very enjoyable evening.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We went as a family group while on holiday and it was the best meal we had in our 2 weeks in Devon and the best meal I have eaten out in months! We were slightly apprehensive as we entered as it has a sort of old sea side B&B feel about the entrance hall (70's lattice saloon door screening... More

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Sevenoaks
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant after hearing recommendations from local people whilst staying in the area on holiday. We were advised to book and it's just as well we did, they were so busy they were turning people away. I'm not surprised as the service was friendly and efficient, there was a pleasant atmosphere and the food was very... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Four of us went for an early dinner with two small dogs, were sat in the bar area which was lovely and comfortable . We ordered the prawn sharing platter for starters, amazing ! Quantity and quality spot on. The main courses were really good. One member of the party has travelled all over the world and loves Mussels ,... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have eaten here quite a few times now and always impressed, our friends from Bristol always insist we eat there when they are down here as they love the old local pub feel with great food

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Redditch
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Was recommended by the hostess of the accommodation we stayed at (The Towers). She said we would probably have to book as its gets really busy. In any event we took a chance and didn't book. When we arrived at 7.30pm on Thu 26th June it was busy but were made to feel very welcome and we were shown a... More

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