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“Always good quality food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 117 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always good quality food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

We always eat at Hele Billy's when we holiday in Ilfracombe. We are never disappointed. There is a good variety of food available at varying budgets. The early bird menu offers cheaper good quality food which is available until 6pm. The waitresses are always obliging and friendly. Drinks a little on the expensive side, but there is a good choice of local real ales available. We would recommend a visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Warwick
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great all-rounder!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

First visited the pub 5 years ago and eat here many nights on our family breaks in the area. Barbara makes you very welcome and it is great for a few drinks as well as food. The food is fresh and locally sourced. The steaks are great as well as the early bird menu and by far the best Sunday roast ever. May I also add the house Pinot and prosecco are also very well chosen!!!! Visit here if you are in the area- but we always book so we aren't disappointed!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic always !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

From the time you walk in the door you are made to feel very welcome and very important. Barbara is an excellent host in every way and Simon must be one of the best chefs around . Excellent choice of food including fresh fish and does he know how to cook it . Reservations are recommended as they do get very busy

Visited May 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lively and Cheerful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had a hilarious night at Hele Billy's accompanied by three quite tipsy and very loud ladies and we laughed our heads off through the entire evening, something that one feels quite comfortable doing at this restaurant, where the atmosphere is lively and cheerful.

Tribute on the pumps always does it for me so I stuck to beer, while the ladies had a couple of bottles of what they said what a quite decent Rose. The food was uncomplicated and tasty, served in portions for hungry people. I had a very good rack of ribs, while the others all commented on the quality of their meals, too.

A good choice for a fun evening out with a good meal to boot.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SWDevon
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Absolutely Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

As a table of 15 hen party everyone thoughly enjoyed their food and time at Hele Billy's. It was a hen party and they dealt with us all so well. Defiantly recommend!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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