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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
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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
We keep going back!

Lovely pub restaurant. Recently had some refurb so nice inside. Good is lovely and if you go before 6pm the early bird deals are great. We go back when we are on holiday in the area. Family's very welcome and great choice for children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely pub restaurant. Recently had some refurb so nice inside. Good is lovely and if you go before 6pm the early bird deals are great. We go back when we are on holiday in the area. Family's very welcome and great choice for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing food. Had hunters chicken and chicken leak and bacon pie. Was great. Would highly recommend.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We have just had the most gorgeous tasting meal we have had in a very long time!! If we did'nt live 4 hours away it would be our local! We were welcomed and seated expertly, the waitress was lovely, we had sautéed tiger prawns and deep fried Brie to start, the portions are by no means small, the flavours were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having lived in the Ilfracombe area for just over two Years the hubbie and I decided to drive towards coombe martin yesterday and find some where for tea. The Hele Billy's was on route so we decided to stop. It was mid afternoon -3:30 ish and we were greated by a lovely young waitress. We were the only two diners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

I was expecting a local pub-type place but this is a lovely restaurant with a great menu. We had the antipasti sharing platter, which was the perfect size for two to wet the appetite. We both then selected dishes with muscles (seafood stew and seafood platter) but they had run out so the chef kindly offered to use other fishy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Brilliant food, great atmosphere the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Always our first choice of places to eat.

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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were staying nearby in Combe Martin and this place was recommended in the accommodation booklet. It was definitely worth the taxi fare! The food was brilliant, especially the fish. The staff were really friendly and we went back again the following night. Wish we'd found this place earlier in the week, it would have saved us a couple of... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Two of us called in on the off chance of a table early on a Friday evening, and were made to feel very welcome. The choices on the menu were great; we were both extremely satisfied with our choices, and I thought that the staff were very friendly and welcoming. We didn't have to wait too long for our food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

My parents and I popped out on a Friday lunch time and called in as neither of us had been there for a year or so, but we enjoyed every mouthful and the early bird rate was excellent the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Well worth a visit, highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We are staying in Combe Martin and was struggling to find a good plate of food . Thank Goodness for Hele Billy's ! Food of a very good standard and staff very friendly and welcoming , we were so impressed we booked to go again tomorrow 😃

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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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