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Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room

Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 863185
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (82 reviews)
“apple cake” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
Watermouth Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I go to tea rooms pretty much where ever we go and we've seen quite a few. I'm pretty stingy with giving out five stars on Tripadvisor, but this really is a no-brainer. The price was very reasonable for afternoon tea and...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove nearly 40 miles to visit! Was worth the drive. Looked all round the mill & then had afternoon tea with apple & cinnamon cake, yummy! Went on to visit Hele Cove.

1  Thank Walking89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title of this review says it all! Can understand why this place wins awards! We parked on the public car park across the other side of the road and cut through a footpath to get to the mill. The cream tea had a freshly...More

1  Thank meandmymonkey390
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous place, we sat outside in the pretty courtyard and had a cream tea. The owners were very friendly and welcoming.

1  Thank Claire P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Hele Corn Mill and Tea Rooms today after reading the reviews. We were delighted . We had Devonshire split, scones and Tea cake made from the locally milled flour. They were absolutely scrumptious. Being a family of foodies it met our expectations. They...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend after seeing the great 5 star reviews on here. We could understand why!! I had an egg, mayo & cress sandwich & my boyfriend had a pasty - both were lovely! Then we had our pot of tea with scones,...More

1  Thank PaigeCrump
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely tea room. Apple and cinnamon cake warmed up with clotted cream and a massive pot of tea for two. Staff friendly and chatty. The tea room is part of a working flour mill which produces the flour for the cakes. A walk round the...More

1  Thank Chris E
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Nice cup of tea and lovely fresh cakes. Smashin'. Just the job after taking the dog on the beach.Only a smallish place but great hospitality

1  Thank richard0804
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A large group of us were in Ilfracombe for a wedding, and it was my wife's birthday during our stay, so I decided to research the best places to visit for cream tea. Hele Corn Mill's Tea Room kept popping up as one of the...More

Thank NikSurrey
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place, scones are clotted cream to die for, great selection of cakes, and you can visit the mill for free

1  Thank Chris E
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Questions & Answers
5 February 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
20 March 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
US$5 - US$8
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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.
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