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Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

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26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 866488
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal here. There is a good selection on the menu including lots of seafood. The staff are very friendly and gave excellent service. We will definitely visit again when were are back in the area.

Thank Hazhappy
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal here 2 nights ago.. we had the seafood risotto and the pork hock - which really is 'not for the faint hearted'. All extremely well cooked and tasty, and great that dogs are also welcome. Heading back tonight! (Ps looking forward to joining the ham hock hall of fame retrospectively!)

Thank Turtlewings20142
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, good food and friendly owners. The restaurant looked good but we sat in the bar area to eat, there is hardly a difference between both areas. Nice place for an evening meal with the advantage of it being another dog friendly place.

Thank AlousiisLondon
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had two courses, predictable prawn cocktail which was packed with really tasty prawns, great tangy sauce and crisp salad, followed by Melanzane Parmigiana - again lovely and just the right size. Good wine list and mini bottles of Prosecco which is always a plus! Coming back here!

Thank Beverley G
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and partner ate here on my birthday, we had Sunday lunch and thought it was fantastic. The soup starter was really good, potato, leek and cream I think...really good! I had turkey for the main and my partner had beef and turkey, there was plenty of it and it was really very tasty with a lot of side veg... More 

Thank Steph32820
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed given the reviews below on the food, had 2 potions of lasagne and there was nothing special. The meal took quite a long time to come and try lasagne was burnt, chips were ok, partner finished off both potions. We went out of season only us and another couple in the bar so maybe that's why it wasn't... More 

Thank Mary P
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came on my own after putting oven cleaner on my oven and then realised I couldn't cook my dinner. I only live opposite after recently moving in and to say I'm a foodie is an understatement. The seafood stew was so delicious . The freshness and flavours were perfectly balanced. The service is impeccable and if you want excellent... More 

Thank steven w
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise, we expected pretty standard food given the look of the menu and the general lack of choice in the location. However, the food was fabulous and exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend a visit if your in the area.

Thank SKB500
Swindon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

We're a bit late with this review, but just wanted to add a few lines about the fabulous lunch we had at Hele Billy's on Christmas Day 2016. We were staying in a lovely rental cottage in Hele for the Christmas break and were looking for somewhere fairly local to spoil ourselves on the big day; following a few recommendations... More 

Thank Windfl0wer
Warminster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, dogs made very welcome. Good food, well priced. Very tasty. Service good and friendly.

Thank zosie123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 866488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?