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Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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A gem!

Called in for an afternoon cuppa.My wife had a savoury scone with cream cheese and chutney, best... read more

Reviewed yesterday
William G
via mobile
Lovely place for cream tea

We had heard good things about this place and stoped by for a snack. There is a genuine water wheel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David F
Concord, California, United States
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CASH ONLY. SEASONAL: Opening 24th March, 25 and 26th and then everyday from Friday 31st March til Monday 17th April for Easter. Then Friday, Saturday, Sunday and BH in rest of April, May, June, September and October. Everyday EXCEPT Saturdays in July and August. Please see our leaflets and website for clarification - or phone us. . Winner of the Devon Life "Best Tearoom in Devon Award" 2013, 2014 and 2015 and Highly Commended in Devon Tourism Awards 2016. 16th century working watermill about half a mile east of Ilfracombe Town centre in HELE (Combe Martin road A399). 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 soup, sandwiches and savoury cream teas. At least one GF cake aways available and we will make GF/vegan scones if pre-ordered or not too busy. We do not sell main lunches or evening meals. Takeaway cream teas and cake available. Free entry to mill for unguided tours. Guided tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4.30pm chargeable. We endeavour to entertain our guests with puzzles and quizzes. Dogs welcome in tearooms and gardens although not in the mill itself. PARKING in Hele Bay Public Carpark (to left of Hele Bay Pub). Limited disabled parking - please phone in advance.We look forward to welcoming you to Hele Corn Mill. See our website for details or give us a ring.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old mill” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Called in for an afternoon cuppa.My wife had a savoury scone with cream cheese and chutney, best she's ever tasted! Visit here with an appetite , the cakes, scones etc are excellent!Owner extremely pleasant,he might get you to do the corn Mill puzzle,ie make a...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had heard good things about this place and stoped by for a snack. There is a genuine water wheel which they use to grind grain for their baking. The tea room is famious for their baked goods, all made on prem. Everything is fresh...More

2  Thank David F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Would have loved to have a cream tea and we detoured especially to do so. We were disappointed because we couldn't park directly by the mill. Parking was available across the busy main road but with an elderly passenger, this was not convenient. So we...More

Thank jaglady2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely find. What a choice,It was so hard to choose from all the wonderful looking fresh baked cakes. In the end we both opted for a savoury cream tea. We were not sorry,It was delicious. Big,hot,home made scones with relish and cream cheese....More

1  Thank denise956
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the kids for a walk on Hele bay beach and thought we'd try the tea rooms after a quick tour round the Corn Mill. What a find. The owners were so welcoming and engaging with the kids, everything from games to a treasure...More

1  Thank 388Jules2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the scones but they were dry and nothing special. We had both savory and sweet option. I've had much better. Nice people serving and some nice bits in the shop. Won't be going back

Thank Siwan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All homemade and the best I've ever had. Lovely soup and gluten and dairy free cakes too. Generous portions and freshly made and the location is sooo charming up in the garden.

1  Thank Janeaprilmillie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this lovely place with my husband and two young children and enjoyed the best cream tea I have ever had. We sat in the lovely garden and even the wasps could not ruin the experience! Warm scones and tea served in lovely cups....More

1  Thank Hayley R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pastie which tasted amazing and a main cream tea which was delicious! Everything home made. Owners very friendly and welcoming and even got to take a scone home that I couldn't fit in! Thanks

1  Thank Kmariee05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb cream tea in a working mill. You can also have a tour of the mill. Parking is in the main car park which is a short walk from the mill. Definitely worth a visit but go hungry if you want a fantastic slice of...More

1  Thank Docklander20
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from Helemill | Property representative |
If you were to walk it takes about 35 mins by road as we are the other side of Hillsborough (big rock by harbour) so walk round harbour and keep hill to your left and stay on main road by Thatch Pub at top of slope and we... More
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Hele_Corn_Mill | Property representative |
There is no parking in the mill or Cornmill Close but you may be able to park in Watermouth Road which has no restrictions. The large public carpark is in Beach Road (to the left of Hele Bay pub). Parking is reasonably... More