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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: Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 305
    Excellent
  • 100
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
My Favourite Place

You gotta luv this place. Have been going there for some years now and have never ever been disappointed 😊 The service is great, The food is lovely....What more could you want!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
fumblefairy
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You gotta luv this place. Have been going there for some years now and have never ever been disappointed 😊 The service is great, The food is lovely....What more could you want!

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ilfracombe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and service! We liked that they had a cheese board on the dessert menu, and some really nice reserve port. Reasonable prices and a nice atmosphere. We would highly recommend and definitely will be back.

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Thank seaspray h
Exeter, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here last autumn and it was good but very busy this time less frenetic and we all had something different to eat the staff were great helpfull but not intrusive the food was excellent . If i lived closer this would be my restaurant of choice

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Thank Gundamuck
Swindon, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Hele Billy's on our first night while staying at Beach Cove Resort down the road. It was a Friday night and the restaurant was busy with a lovely, cosy atmosphere. There were lots of choices on the menu with some good vegetarian options. The food was delicious and very generous portions! After our meal we... More 

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1 Thank JessP88
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming cosy restaurant .Food and service excellent with plenty of choice on the menu. We had BBQ ribs and goats cheese crostini to start -lovely. Steaks main were good, sadly too full for dessert but will go back to try the cheeseboard !

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Thank Katie T
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped into Hele Billy's as was close to where we were staying, and wanted a nice meal for my birthday, the restaurant is cozy and warm, the staff were very welcoming and the food was fantastic, will be heading back there when I have a chance

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Canvey Island
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving around on a cold and wet December afternoon looking for somewhere to eat but everywhere was closed with exception of Hele Billy's. We ventured in and have to say we were not disappointed. We arrived around 5pm and were greeted by the very friendly and accommodating owners. The menu was very interesting with a huge selection of... More 

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Solihull
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Quite a wide selection of food choices. The fish pie was recommended by a friend who eats there when in town. I awarded average but would say in between average/very good. Service was very friendly and the food good and offers value for money

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Thank deedee_is
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were staying at Hele Bay, so decided to try Hele Billy's and have to say we were not disappointed.. Got there about 5pm and was greeted by friendly faces. Menu was a decision in the making as they had sound many lovely sounding meals but settled for Hock of Pork and Steak. Yes not disappointed and enjoyed every mouthful.... More 

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Thank Taking35
Swindon, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stopped here on the off chance for a late New Years Day lunch, and left really satisfied with the visit. Next to the sea, quite rightly the restaurant offers a lot of fish options, although other traditional fare is available. There is a nice ambience in the dining room, with very attentative staff on duty. We both chose fish,... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?