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Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Superb food

I have visited the Corn Mill on several different occasions. Yet again today amazing food with a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grant C
Staines, United Kingdom
via mobile
Perfect Cream Tea

We had sandwiches and cream tea and cake. All were really good and l would recommend to all. A... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have visited the Corn Mill on several different occasions. Yet again today amazing food with a wonderful service by David and his Daughter. I had a mini cream tea but rather than have the scone I had a Devonshire Split which is a homemade...More

1  Thank Grant C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had sandwiches and cream tea and cake. All were really good and l would recommend to all. A lovely setting, we did not visit the mill as dogs not allowed

1  Thank wooy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my partner here because she wanted a real creamed tea. She wasn't disappointed. The home made scones are absolutely delicious. And the amount of clotted cream and strawberry jam is very generous. The place is very homely and you feel very relaxed. No...More

1  Thank stuart_kershaw2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming entertainment to go with your melt-in-the-mouth-if-you-can-fit-it-in cream tea! Fantastic selection of home-made cakes - we didn't have room or time for - we must go back! Delicious pasties and great service.

1  Thank Bec A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here during my daughter's hen weekend celebrations and we were not disappointed! It's a little gem of a place, hidden away just a short stroll from a nice bay. Great food, (excellent selection of yummy cakes as well as the delicious, freshly made scones!)...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, good value, huge scones, lashings of cream and jam and a huge pot of tea plus a fascinating walk round the inside of corn mill with plenty of interpretation boards. Devon at its best !

1  Thank john g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gem of a tearoom tucked away in Hele, no parking on site. Beautiful home made cakes and scones with the addition of wooden puzzles to keep you entertained. Great experience.

1  Thank minty2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find! The cream tea was absolutely amazing - the scones were fresh out of the oven so the cream was melting they were still so hot, what a problem to have! The staff were exceptionally warm, kind and accommodating of our family group...More

1  Thank michellebaldwin1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It isn't often when the food served matches the promotional photos but the cream tea at the mill did! It was lovely and very tasty. Didn't have room for cake but they also looked amazing. Beautiful surroundings and lovely owners. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Dee L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a birthday with 3 children 2 10 year olds and 1 12 year old. They were entertained throughout by the miller! He was great with them. Food was delicious, my son loves the Devon Splits. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Rebecca M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
hello is there anywhere to park near the tea room? thank you
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
Shirley C
Is the Hele corn. mill open on 15/01/2017 for cream tea ? Regards Shirley C
January 14, 2017|
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Response from Helemill | Property representative |
Sorry Shirley for missing your question. Our first opening date is the 24th of March for Mother's Day weekend. Our dates for the year will shortly be published on our website