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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
friendly restaurant great service

Felt compelled to comment on this restaurant. They really messed up my fillet steak, I went for med rare, but they sent uber well done, but I have to say, you can judge a restaurant more by the way they deal with problems than if they are always perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Felt compelled to comment on this restaurant. They really messed up my fillet steak, I went for med rare, but they sent uber well done, but I have to say, you can judge a restaurant more by the way they deal with problems than if they are always perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better response, apologetic, at tentative,... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals I have had at a restaurant! The menu has plenty of choice... probably too much as we struggled to decide!! Can highly recommend the seafood stew! Book first to avoid disappointment

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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visited here Sunday night, had a lovely meal at a very reasonable price, the staff were all very nice and accommodating. I would recommending booking a table as it did seem very busy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Very good dinner here, with a friendly service too. The mussels starter was excellent, followed by a lively turbot. Seafood specials change, and are a great option. The local crab main was generous, and the salmon and mackerel pate was tasty. The desert of sticky toffee was super. Decent price for the yummy feast and drinks. Busy, but the service... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Hele for a week and chose to visit Hele Billy's after reading the TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. My boyfriend tackled the famous 'Crackly Pork' which he absolutely devoured, and I went for the Slow Roasted Shoulder of Lamb which was equally delicious. Both came with plenty of veg, and they were happy to swap my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I came here for dinner with my boyfriend on the first night of our weekend away in May 2015 and it was so good that we came back the second night of our visit as well (they had to move things around to get us a table but very kindly accommodated us). Barbara was lovely and really made us feel... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Fantastic find! We were staying for four days at Hele Valley Caravan Park which is conveniently just across the road from this amazing bar/restaurant. After having looked at a few other places in the area we called in to Hele Billy's, absolutely no comparison between here and anywhere else locally. There were four of us and we were greeted with... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stopped down in Ilfracombe back in March this year and Hele Billys was recommended to us so we thought we'd give it a go. The food was excellent quality and the portion sizes were large. Good choice on the menu and the staff were friendly and attentive, will definitely be going back next time we're in Ilfracombe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Have visited a few times now. Will always go back - especially for the cheesecake :) staff are very friendly and nice and the food is delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant and pub to anyone visiting and/or living in Devon :)

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Dined here whilst holidaying in our motorhome at Hele Valley.We had a great meal,all three courses were of good quality and tasty.Something for everyone on the menu and early bird or smaller portions if needed.We had a very enjoyable evening and will return when we are in the area.

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Additional Information about Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

Address: 26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1271 866488
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
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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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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