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Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 866488
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork hock” (12 reviews)
“fillet steak” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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1 - 10 of 646 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A short walk from Ilfracombe we visited last week for Fathers day. The menu is varied with some local fish on the specials. We all had different mains and there was no complaints, great portion sizes, well cooked and tasting lovely. The manageress was knowledgeable...More

Thank Mike_Brown23
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well we ate here twice and we were more than happy both times and would recommend to all. The service was excellent in spite of the negative comments on here. I speak as l find and l found all good. The burgers are very good...More

Thank wooy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the last few years, Ilfracombe has become North Devons example of the phoenix. And several things have helped and having a great fish restaurant is one of them. We always have our anniversary meal at Hele Billy's. And we always have lundy lobsters. It...More

Thank Fred O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not been here for a few years so looking forward to it,not the same now I think it use to be run by 2 ladies who had that knack of making you feel right at home.we went for Sunday lunch but was told there was...More

Thank poppythedog34
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for 55 birthday celebration, table for 8. Lovely atmosphere good food served in a timely fashion. Service faultless and with a smile. A great evening out enjoyed by all. Fully recommend go for the mixed grill if your really hungry! And the Cider if...More

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent the pork hock crackle was huge every thing was cooked perfectly. The service was excellent and the owner is really nice and approachable

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in on the off chance only 4 other couples but it was a Tuesday night imagine it could get quite busy weekend and in high season staff very welcoming good selection menu from grills to fish, starters excellent cheese stuffed mushroom and prawn cocktail,...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice meal on Saturday night. We were a large table to serve but all the dishes we ordered were very nice and well presented. It's only a short walk from ilfracombe and there's footpath all the way. It's just long enough to...More

Thank markandtish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very well prepared and the influence of the Italian chef was evident especially in the risotto. Prices are average but very good for the quality. I would recommend.

Thank F_Reds_1977
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Average prices everything well cooked and presented. Varied menu. Owner and staff were lovely. The restaurant was comfortable and relaxing. They found us a table even though they were quite busy for a Tuesday evening. Must be very busy in high season would need to...More

Thank pauline865
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
are dogs allowed? please
25 March 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Corrine45 | Property representative |
Yes, they are allowed in one side of the restaurant, so please let us know when reserving a table. Thanks Barbara
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 866488
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