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Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44(0)1271 866488
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Ranked #12 of 90 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was on a list of recommendations given to us by very nice people running the community store at Berrynarbor (Picture postcard village with free car park and toilet adjacent to shop - and a nice tea shop nearby). I would probably have passed by Hele Billy's without a second glance: but boy would we have missed something special.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

A lovely meal out here today- we received a lovely warm welcome from the owner and friendly waitresses who were happy to accommodate us and our little dog. The food was gorgeous, everything cooked to perfection and such a wonderful selection to choose from. I could easily have eaten here all week and not been bored! The phone was constantly... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have just returned from a week at the beach cove coastal retreat with my husband and 4 month old son. We had read about how nice Hele Billy's was and decided to try it, they were very busy but were able to accommodate the 3 of us including a pram. The food was very very nice and there was... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We found this restaurant on our last night in the region. It certainly was the best food we ate all week in this area, lovely fish dishes, loads of choice, good service, great staff and a nice atmosphere. It was busy which obviously reflects it's quality and local people we booking in advance for their next meal out. Thank you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There is a large and varied menu but we did have to wait quite a while for our food. Everything was well cooked although a couple of the dishes could have been better presented. All in all good value for money.

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North Petherton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stayed at a holiday park with friends as part of our annual weekend away with friends and our well organised friend booked Sunday lunch at Hele Billy's Bar. Glad she did as it was just about full. Walked to Hele from the holiday park - is any where flat in Ilfracombe?!! But well worth the walk - food, service and... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant with pre-booking very wise. The menu offers a wide range of courses -all of delicious taste and well presented. The choice of seafood starters and mains cannot be faulted and offers many freshly caught options. For meat lovers the steaks are excellent and for those who like pork hocks with crackling try the 'Crackly Pork'... More

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Pool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great menu which is very reasonable. The waiting staff are friendly and attentive and the proprietors are clearly proud of this pub. I would recommend the sea food dishes, we shared a fish platter which was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Me and my partner and my dog ate here 2 nights and all of the food was brilliant. But what made it memorable were the amazing staff (barbs) and the friendly locals. Chatted for hours and drank lots of lovely wine. Great atmosphere and only £4 taxi from our B&B in ilfracombe. Amy, Adam and Meg :) see you soon... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We managed to book a table at this busy restaurant. A good sign, our booking was after six PM and the pay and display parking was free of charge bonus! I had muscles to start absolutely delicious followed by crackled pork which was absolutely amazing flavour. My wife had deep fried camonbert then Sirloin steak again all delicious! We could... More

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