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Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 863185
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (87 reviews)
“apple cake” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say first. Friendly staff, great choice in an unusual setting. One of the best afternoon teas I have had and the cakes are amazing. Highly recommend the passion fruit and peach cake. Delicious

1  Thank Wren R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always have a cream tea when in Devon or Cornwall and chose Here Corn Mill as we'd seen on it's leaflet that it had won "best cream tea in Devon' for a few years. I think because of this we expected it to be...More

Thank UkPrincess_J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited this cafe in August on recommendation from a nice man we spoke to on the beach at Combe Martin. Knowing this would be our once chance to have the Devon cream tea experience (with 2 kids in tow, there aren't many opportunities...More

1  Thank RacyRazza
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Visited twice in a week August 2017. Fantastic cakes, scones, splits, and pretty much everything else. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. The selection of home made cakes was just amazing. Also try the scones with cream cheese and pickle - yummy. Highly recommended !!

1  Thank Jason V
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Visited the Hele Corn Mill for a Cream Tea. Very enjoyable Tea, homemade scones and plenty of jam and cream in a very pleasant setting. Parking a bit of a problem but spaces are available nearby. Waitress service very good !Museum and gallery available as...More

1  Thank Tony T
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

After receiving a recommendation from the proprietress of the Ilfracombe Chocolate Emporium we made our way to Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room. You cannot easily park at the Mill itself so use the public car park and it's a short walk from there. It's...More

1  Thank Louise G
Reviewed August 3, 2017

As a Christmas present to each other my husband and I have been having afternoon tea once a month. I can honestly say the scones and jam were the best we have had and the overall experience was lovely. The friendly service and location were...More

1  Thank Lynda A
Reviewed August 1, 2017

A lovely treat on a Sunday afternoon, the cakes are lovely .... so much choice. It is in a lovely location, we enjoyed looking around the mill. They also sell lovely little gifts at good prices, would recommend a visit.

1  Thank TRACY117
Reviewed August 1, 2017

We again chose this venue based on TA reviews as we were staying just across the road in Beach Cove, Hele. As lovers of scones and clotted cream we felt we had to indulge in the cream tea option although there were many home-made cakes...More

1  Thank secrock66
Reviewed July 19, 2017

My girlfriend and I go to tea rooms pretty much where ever we go and we've seen quite a few. I'm pretty stingy with giving out five stars on Tripadvisor, but this really is a no-brainer. The price was very reasonable for afternoon tea and...More

Thank Robert B
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Questions & Answers
February 4, 2017|
Response from Helemill | Property representative |
To the tearooms but not the Mill. Our season will start on the 24th March. Timetable for the season to be found on our website. Hope to see you then
March 20, 2015|
Response from Helemill | Property representative |
Hi Jessica. Thanks for your email. I can certainly bake Vegan scones for you using soya milk and sunflower margarine (our scones don't have eggs). I also have some recipes for vegan cakes. I always have one gluten free... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $8
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863185
  • E-mail
SEASONAL ONLY: Please see website. April, May, June: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, BH Mondays and Whitweek. JULY AND AUGUST: EVERYDAY EXCEPT SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER - 26 OCTOBER: Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Opens 11am, last orders at 5pm. Winner of the Devon Life "Best Tearoom in Devon Award" 2013 and 2014. 16th century working watermill about half a mile east of Ilfracombe town centre in Hele (Combe Martin Road, A399). Parking in Hele Public Carpark in Beach Road (by Hele Bay Pub). 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 preordered or not too busy. We do not sell cooked lunches or evening meals. Takeaway cream teas and cake available. We endeavour to entertain our guests with puzzles and quizzes. DOGS WELCOME in tearoom and garden, although not around the Mill itself. See our website for details or give us a ring. We look forward to welcoming you to Hele Corn Mill.
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