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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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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 171
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
A little Gem

My and my family have enjoyed superb food lovely atmosphere good beers and friendly service here for many years and we cannot speak highly enough of this little gem!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Darren F
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My and my family have enjoyed superb food lovely atmosphere good beers and friendly service here for many years and we cannot speak highly enough of this little gem!

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Somerset
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Lovely Christmas meal here on 19th December Food excellent, location nice and service good Thanks Happy new year

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Auch, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great little place, value & food / service first class, parking can be "fun" but well worth a visit.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Found this little gem purely by chance whilst out walking the dog. Called in for lunch as it was a pet friendly establishment. We eat out a lot and have trouble finding somewhere that has a good choice of meat free meals. There were 5 fish choices as well as several vegetarian choices. My husband who is a meat eater... More 

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Devon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

6 of us had a celebration meal in December for sisters birthday. We love this place, not easy to get booking (so busy - and understandable s o) The extensive menu at such good prices, the atmosphere, but for me , the outstanding service given by all the staff, nothing is to much trouble, you feel valued, wanted, and you... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Booked a table for 5 last might which was our Christmas meal. The whole restaurant had been decorated beautifully with fairy lights. Our table was laid lovely. Staff were fantastic no faults at all. Nothing was too much trouble. We had starters mains and sweets. Can't fault any of it. Definitely recommend the sea food platter and steak. Wine was... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Came here on Saturday night with my boyfriend as we were staying at beach cove and wanted somewhere in walking distance so we could drink. Do glad we chose this place. I had winter chicken and my bf had shin of beef. Both amazing. Service great and really nice friendly atmosphere. Then had treacle tart which was seriously yummy. Really... More 

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was our last night staying at Beach Cove and we decided to go for an early dinner. 2 minutes walk down the road we had 2 choices; Hele Pub or Hele Billys. We choose Hele Billys as Hele Pub looked a bit too much like a locals pub. We didn't book a table as didn't think we'd need to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Hele Billy's has a fantastic atmosphere. The staff are friendly and can't do enough for you. The good is delicious and are excellent value for money. Please visit.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

No point repeating all the good views, ditto! Excellent Meal on Sat evening 1/11/14. We made a last minute reservation and were accommodated! Though I would recommend booking early. I'ts a tight space and they work it well. Food very good, and excellent service, very professional.

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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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