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Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

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26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
441271866488
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited Hele Billy's for an evening meal. Whilst the food was nice and reasonably priced and the atmosphere and service were good, it was just an average to good experience.

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Thank Natalie B
west yorks
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the lovely Hock dish amazing but the mash was over cooked and dry, I expect heated in a microwave too long, wish I had had the chips but I changed to Mash potato. My husbands butterfly chicken over cooked on one side, making it very dry, so disappointing. My chosen desert not available, so we shared cheese and... More 

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Thank jollymid
Diana M, Owner at Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback, I love your suggestion of Celery and Grapes with the cheese and biscuits and I will be looking more closely at mash potato! Kind regards More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic pub friendly staff. food 10/10 you can take your dog into pub. Nothing is to much trouble pub situated near beach. Plenty off different meals

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Thank Peter M
Diana M, Owner at Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review - Kind regards More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I understood the restaurant had change hands in February this year. It was somewhat disappointing the menu was similar but seemed to just miss last years excellent choice. The price had increased quite a lot and although Tony was a very pleasant mine host and comfortable the two other waitresses that night were not at all cheery/ confident or customer... More 

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Diana M, Owner at Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to feedback, we are working on the menu and the value for money, as well as learning to mix experienced staff with less experienced staff to maintain the high standards set by the previous owners. We do hope you might return one day to see if we have been able to improve in all... More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good vegetarian selection, happy atmosphere, friendly host and waitress who kindly took a photo of our 70th birthday celebration. We were not rushed and could have stayed all day. How nice to have some really decent veggie fare as usually it is often a second best and overlooked area of food in an eating place. Everything wholesome, nicely cooked and... More 

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Thank artistanne2015
Diana M, Owner at Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

How lovely to hear you enjoyed the veggie options and the timing - thank you and Kind regards More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice meal.. not exactly a modern place but the food was good and staff very welcoming and friendly.. ordered a steak medium but came out rare.. not overly picky so didn't complain as was still lovely!

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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch on way to Lynmouth. Took advantage of the early bird offer. Many mains on at £7.50 which was good value. Tasty food too. I had V. nice sausage and mash. My wife fish pie. My son gammon with pineapple and my daughter calamari with side order of sweet-potato fries. All of us enjoyed the food. Service... More 

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Thank Shankar2526
Diana M, Owner at Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are pleased the whole family enjoyed their meal and that you could benefit from dropping by on your journey to take advantage of our Early Bird offer. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards More 

Folkingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place, very friendly atmosphere, great service and the food was fantastic. Really accommodating for our 7 month son too. Due to our son we ate at 4pm and were looked after as if we were evening guests. Lovely extensive menu and fantastic specials with fresh fish daily. Have already booked a return visit. Would recommend to couples... More 

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Thank Holly A
Diana M, Owner at Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Great news you found our menu and atmosphere good even at 4pm and good enough to book a return visit - we look forward to seeing you all again soon. Kind regards More 

south wales
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited on a Monday evening the staff were friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere , good selection on wines and beers, fantastic menu choice, from early bird specials smaller portion meals to fine dining, my husband ordered the Pork Hock it was like a Sunday Joint it took him ages to finish... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first started using this restaurant last year and have loved it ever since. We went again in May and our last visit was last week I think the new owners bring a lot to the place but do like that they have kept most of the things the same. We had on this visit the fillet steak summer platter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Vegetarian, Pub, Gluten Free, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: 441271866488

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