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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 good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (72 reviews)
“cake” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited the lovely town of Ilfracombe and decided to venture out to the corn mill.It is a simple 19 minute walk but is well worth the effort. My girlfriend and I both had the mixed scones and tea and it was...More

Thank AlexH198314
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

If you want something a little better than a seat in a cafe then look no further. Delicious home made scones with flour milled on site, and lovely hideaway setting. The owners were delightful and chatty and made you feel rightat home. I would highly...More

Thank Phil A
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Came here on the recommendation of our guest house. VERY glad we did. Home made cakes were fantastic. Service was impeccable. An outstanding job done considering the small size of the kitchen. I really liked how the owner gave out puzzles to do whilst clients...More

1  Thank the_plusa_family
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited on strength of reviews for clotted cream tea. It was perfect. Nice small sized tea room with lots to look at. Cream tea with scones fresh from the oven. Lots of choice of savoury or sweet food. Friendly smiling staff. Get in quick as...More

1  Thank 12345happy
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Came across this lovely old mill whilst touring around Devon and what a find it was. The cream teas were to die for. All scones made from flour ground at the mill and were truly delicious. Fantastic range of home made cakes including gluten free...More

Thank Saj678
Reviewed July 20, 2016

It was sunny and warm enough to sit in the garden, but the interior was very inviting too with it's checked tablecloths and an array of home-made cakes to drool over. There was also a display of interesting items for sale. Our host brought out...More

1  Thank Dibs08
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Lovely lunch after walk over headland to and back from Ilfracombe. Freshly baked pasty, side salad and coffee served by very friendly and polite young man ( with pocket of ready dog treats!). Bought two scones ( their own milled flour) and pot of jam...More

1  Thank Alex P
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We visited with a grumpy and teething 8 month baby and couldn't have been made more welcome, even offered some carrot sticks for him to chew on! Setting is beautiful and the food exceptional. Quite honestly the Victoria sponge was the best I have ever...More

1  Thank ktda2011
Reviewed July 14, 2016

A whopping cheese scone served with cream (cheese?) and sweet chutney made a delightful change from the normal cream tea. My dog made most welcome and plied with doggie bikkies. They even re-filled my dog's water bottle. I sat inside and families were happily playing...More

1  Thank artistanne2015
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My partner had the black treacle scones very innovative very tasty the owner work very hard to make it a pleasant visit for there customers

1  Thank John G
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Are dogs allowed in?
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
Hi there. I was just wondering whether you do anything that would cater to a vegan diet at all? Me & my boyfriend both came here last year when we were vegetarian and thoroughly enjoyed it so we would love to return when we visit hele again in a couple of weeks. Look forward to hearing from you Many thanks Jessica
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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.