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“Not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room

Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room
Cornmill Close | Watermouth Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 863185
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Ranked #1 of 95 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $6
Cuisines: Bakeries, British, English, Tea Room
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Outdoor Seating
Description: SEASONAL please check below/website. 16Th century working watermill about half a mile east of Ilfracombe Town centre in Hele and winner of the Devon Life "Best Tearoom in Devon Award" 2013 and 2014. We are a family business, milling to produce flour for our mill-made cakes and for sale in the tearoom. We serve Devon Cream Teas including Devonshire Splits and Thunder and Lightning, and a wide variety of cakes made on the premises, many made from our flour. Our savoury items are locally made pasties and savoury cream teas. At least one GF cake aways available and we will make GF scones if not too busy. We do not sell main lunches, sandwiches or evening meals. Takeaway cream teas and cake available. We endeavour to entertain our guests when not too busy with puzzles and quizes and welcome dogs, although not around the Mill itself. SEASONAL ONLY: Open 2015 11am-5pm 7 days a week March 27th until 12th April. 11Am-5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays and school holidays in April, May, June. 11Am-5pm Sunday to Friday inclusive July and August. 11Am-5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays and school holidays in Sept and early October. See our website for details or give us a ring.
Hull
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The cakes and scones are fantastic, seemingly always fresh out of the oven. The friendly family cosy atmosphere is an added bonus

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Morning coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We went here for morning coffee and the service was excellent, we were immediately asked if we wanted an explanation of the cakes and then left to choose what we wanted before ordering. On the day we went it was my mums birthday and they brought out her cake with a candle on it. The cakes and scones were absolutely delicious and would recommend you try them. The staff were really friendly and polite.

Visited August 2013
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Cardiff
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6 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“My favourite cake...anywhere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Quite simply, I love Hele Corn Mill. The cakes are to die for, all homemade and with a different choice every time. Always lovely to chat to the owners who spend time making you feel welcome. The mill is in a beautiful, quiet location and - especially with children - lots of different areas to explore. Not much more to say really, other than go there and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The best afternoon cream tea in Devon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Wonderful atmosphere....the two ladies running the shop are determined to make your visit special and memorable. Nothing is too much trouble...children made very welcome. Fabulous home made cakes and best of all....fantastic home made scones, with clotted cream and jam with unlimited amount of tea!!! Fabulous...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very enjoyable trip around the old mill hunting for the wooden mice. The couple who run it are clearly very well motivated and keen to bring it to life for any visitors. They deserve all the support they can get. Cakes and tearoom were excellent.

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