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Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room

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Address: Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
Phone Number:
+44 1271 863185
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

CASH ONLY. SEASONAL: Opening 24th March everyday til Sunday 10th April for...

CASH ONLY. SEASONAL: Opening 24th March everyday til Sunday 10th April for Easter. Then Friday, Saturday, Sunday and BH in rest of April, May, June, September and October. Everyday EXCEPT Saturdays in July and August. Please see our leaflets and website for clarification - or phone us. . Winner of the Devon Life "Best Tearoom in Devon Award" 2013, 2014 and 2015. 16th century working watermill about half a mile east of Ilfracombe Town centre in HELE (Combe Martin road A399). 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, sandwiches and savoury cream teas. At least one GF cake aways available and we will make GF/vegan scones if pre-ordered or not too busy. We do not sell main lunches or evening meals. Takeaway cream teas and cake available. We endeavour to entertain our guests with puzzles and quizzes. Dogs welcome in tearooms and gardens although not in the mill itself. PARKING in Hele Bay Public Carpark (to left of Hele Bay Pub). Limited disabled parking - please phone in advance.We look forward to welcoming you to Hele Corn Mill. See our website for details or give us a ring.

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It's a good job I can only visit a couple of times a year as I would be the size of a house if I lived nearby! Me and my partner have a cream tea every time we're up in Ilfracombe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

It's a good job I can only visit a couple of times a year as I would be the size of a house if I lived nearby! Me and my partner have a cream tea every time we're up in Ilfracombe and love it! Best cream tea I've ever eaten :) can't wait to be back again.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is a really worthwhile place to visit. The tea room, itself is cosy, the staff, utterly charming and welcoming . The selection of teas, to suit anyone's preferences, added to the homemade cakes and pastries makes for the perfect stop. We paid the £5 to tour the mill; it wasn't milling that day , which meant we could linger... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

As we were visiting Devon, had to find a good place for the legendary Devon cream tea! I looked up on TA as always to find such a place. And I think I did find the place here at Corn Mill. I booked in advance to avoid disappointment and spoke to the owner (I pressumed) who was busy baking scones... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Visit here every time we holiday in North Devon. The teas are first rate - both sweet and savoury, the service is legendary and my kids just love it here. Top top notch

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Spent an afternoon at the Corn Mill in early August. The mill was not working on the day of my visit, but still a very interesting attraction to visit. We ended our visit with a Devon cream team, delicious and recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A really great find here ' on the North Coast ... Super home made cakes including dairy and gluten free The gentleman who guided us through the selection was charming and very helpful . Super garden , lovely team of young happy smiling faces. We shall return.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Came here especially for a cream tea, and we weren't disappointed! Absolutely lovely homemade scones and jam, with the traditional clotted cream. Would definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great demo of machinery and tour of the old mill. Lovely tea rooms and home made cakes made with flourbmilled on site.

1 Thank parsons25again
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We read about the tea rooms on Trip Advisor so decided to go for afternoon tea. A lovely find and well worth the visit. Delicious scones in a beautiful setting - weather lovely so were able to sit outside, but inside looked just as quaint!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for afternoon tea. Was warmly greeted by nice staff and chose to sit outdoors due to beautiful weather. There is a lovely garden on the hill a great sun trap. And was surprised to see a bee hive up there too! Afternoon tea was delightful and plentiful.

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