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Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 866488
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Hele Billy's for our anniversary. The starters were a nice size (not too big, not too small) and the main courses were delicious. I had the chicken burger which was lovely but far too much for me to eat! My partner had...More

Thank ALittleAnarchyxxx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I and our dog Arthur went here the other night and we will be back very soon. We booked the table said we had a dog no problem got there very smart and clean good beer too Sat at our table there...More

Thank paul401972
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mid week and with a buzz from a fairly full room this is worth a visit . Locals and visitors (us) are welcomed by friendly staff who know their food or will ask the chef. The menu has a good choice of fish and meat...More

Thank andywestonwebb2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant this week for the first time since it has changed hands. It was so good before we were worried it may have changed but we're pleasantly surprised. The new owners do not appear to have changed anything. The food is...More

Thank PerthBabyboomer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying in a local lodge and popped in on a stormy night. We were made to feel very welcome. Our waitress was on her second night but coped very well with the electronic system. We both ordered risotto which was beautiful. The desserts...More

Thank emma m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large party of us visited today arriving at random times due to journeys and the proprietor could not have been more accommodating. The party consisted of a number of children and she went out of her way to welcome everyone. Table games and special...More

Thank tripsrme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in, on the off chance they might have a table. We were accommodated and made to feel welcome. The food was very good, and priced reasonably. The best bit about the place was the atmosphere. Very friendly staff and fellow diners. We will...More

Thank Lim8277
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Beach Cove Retreat and found ourselves dining at Hele Billy's again and again. This is a fantastic restaurant with stunning homemade food and very lovely owners Diana and Tony. A must visit even if you are not in the area! We will be...More

Thank Kmariee05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant by chance, very surprised by the ambience, made to feel very welcomed, food was excellent, venison for me, wife a medley of different seafood, no complaint at all, would recommend trying this evening meal or just drinks, a little away from ilfracombe...More

Thank georgdownes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything here was awesome! Tony and Claire were very personable, fun and helpful with good allergy concerns and special preparation requests and the food was fantastic! Party of 6 and every single one of us savoured every bite!

Thank LBPW63
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Questions & Answers
25 March 2015|
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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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