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“Great place and dog friendly too!”

Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 120 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, British
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Daventry UK
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place and dog friendly too!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Just back from a week in Ilfracombe with our dog, Pepsi. We were delighted to find somewhere that not only served lovely food but also had seating in a very warm and inviting bar area where we were able to take our pooch! As dog owners we are used to feeling like Lepers in a less inviting space. The food was really great, the fish platter was amazing and the mussels were cooked to perfection. This is the first time I have ever recommended a place on return from hols with Pepsi and we've had her for 6 years. we had one night in the restaurant too as my parents dog sat for us one evening which was lovely too!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic - dont miss it”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Good staff, great menu and fantastic food - cant rate it highly enough. Will definitely visit again next time we are in the area. Exceptional good cooked to order. Dont understand the review that said standards have dropped - cant believe that it was fab.

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1 Thank JanT1958
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Brilliant little restaurant”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

The food was absolutely lovely and the staff were really friendly. Lovely, clean and friendly little place with a great atmosphere.

Visited September 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Having had several meals at Hele Billy's I was really disappointed by the meal received earlier this week. For an establishment where you expect that it is freshly cooked it felt like a microwave "cook in a bag". Not sure if it was a different chef but it certainly has put me off visiting again.

Standards seem to have dropped due to the end of season.

  • Visited September 2012
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

The first thing you will notice is the genuinely friendly welcome you receive by Barbara and her staff on arrival, the second thing is the exceptional food cooked to perfection by Simon and his kitchen staff, this is not your usual 'pub grub' but all freshly cooked using top quality ingredients. Our Weimaraner Izzy was made welcome (we ate in the bar area) which was very handy for us as we had rented a cottage barely 100 metres away from the bar. We come from the Cotswolds where we are spoilt for choice as far as good restaurants are concerned, I would put Simon's culinary skills up there with a lot of our excellent local chefs. Highly recommend you give this place a visit, you won't be disappointed.

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