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Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

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26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44(0)1271 866488
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good staff and good prices.

Third visit to this popular small restaurant on the outskirts of Ilfracombe. Best to book as it is popular with returning holiday visitors as well as the locals. Staff very helpful, nice wine list and the food was great. I saw the 'crackled pork' meal go past and I am glad I did not order it, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Richard O
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Third visit to this popular small restaurant on the outskirts of Ilfracombe. Best to book as it is popular with returning holiday visitors as well as the locals. Staff very helpful, nice wine list and the food was great. I saw the 'crackled pork' meal go past and I am glad I did not order it, it was huge! We... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hele billys is one of our favourite resteraunts. I have been four times and my wife and family at least six. We have just enjoyed a week at hele valley campsite opposite so we were within walking distance. We shared the ciabata both times. Delicious warm bread with olive oil and balsamic for only £3. My wife had ling on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You simply must have the cheese cake. We had it with lemon dressing and Clotted Cream. The best cheese cake I have ever had the pleasure to eat. Good service our waitress Delta was very polite and curteious. Would recommend this restaurant.

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Leicestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Visited twice during our long weekend away because we enjoyed it the first time so much. Recommendation would be the sea food platter, it was amazing! Found the service on the Saturday afternoon better than during the week, but still they were friendly and more than welcoming both days. Would definitely go back.

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bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great value especially if you get there before 6.00pm and such a lot of choice to eat. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and I would go back as there were lots more I could have ordered. Really nice décor in there and the staff were very friendly and service excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the evening without it being too formal. Nothing too much to say, but would certainly go back.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Massive menu loads of lovely dishes. 16 starters, 25 main courses and eight puddings .Friendly services with a great price tag. Thanks again.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We return time and again to this restaurant. The choice, quality and friendly service can always be relied upon. Excellent food at a reasonable price.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A friendly, busy and popular family restaurant. The decor, table placements and menu reminded me of the 1970's. beer mats and doilys on the tables, laminate table mats and ordinary salt and pepper pots. The food is average with boiled veg a la 1970's. It is good value and filling and perfectly good to pop out to when you can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had a great evening here. There was fourteen of us and everyone enjoyed it. We had young children and no one wasy bothered by them. If you go the 'Crackers' meal should not be tackled by anyone who isn't really hungry. It is huge but worth every penny. The cracking on the Pork Hock was really good but the meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44(0)1271 866488
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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