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Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

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26 Watermouth Road | Hele, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, England
+44 1271 866488
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We're a bit late with this review, but just wanted to add a few lines about the fabulous lunch we had at Hele Billy's on Christmas Day 2016. We were staying in a lovely rental cottage in Hele for the Christmas break and were looking for somewhere fairly local to spoil ourselves on the big day; following a few recommendations... More 

Thank Windfl0wer
Warminster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere, dogs made very welcome. Good food, well priced. Very tasty. Service good and friendly.

Thank zosie123
Andover, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I booked for valentines evening. We made a booking for 6.30pm. A decision I was glad I made as it filled up quickly from 7.00pm. Nice to see a rose on the tables and relaxing background music. The food was definitely not pub grub and this leads me onto the subject of identity. The menu looked nearly... More 

Thank lkrmusic
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited on a Tuesday night in February so not too busy. Owner made us feel welcome and food was good quality in a nice environment . Have to mention that it was dearest meal had all week so adding to the fact that its just outside of Ilfracombe centre (which means you may need to get transportation depending on where... More 

Thank Mike S
Chesham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant 3 years ago whilst staying at Watermouth Castle and enjoyed a couple of excellent meals. We were back in the area and decided to visit again and were not disappointed. There was 7 of us including 4 children and the meals came very quickly which is great when you have children. Everyone enjoyed their meals which... More 

Thank Nicki P
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here upon several recommendations written in our holiday cottage's visitors' book. We were not disappointed. We were warmly received and felt well attended to and welcome. My starter of scallops and black pudding was gorgeous and my husband's lamb shank melted in the mouth. I really enjoyed the rich seafood risotto and had an indulgent chocolatey dessert. We... More 

Thank RosaAS25
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited out of season for a lazy weekend and Hele Billy's was open for Sunday lunch. We had complimentary soup starter, and a mixed roast dinner with plenty of veg and potatoes. Really nice little restaurant - I'm sure it's really cosy when it's very full. Service was very good and we were well looked after. Food was really... More 

Thank Tony H
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since our first great Sunday Lunch we have continued to really enjoy their fantastic roast, so I was very surprised at the comments made by one recent reviewer who supposedly ate on the same day as us. No way could you think the Yorkshire Puddings were Aunt Bessy's or that the Roast potatoes were frozen - between the 2 of... More 

Thank Alison P
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great choice of meals in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. I would advise booking as it gets very busy especially during holiday times. Try the early bird reduced price meals before 6pm

Thank Kaz S
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are at this restaurant having a beautiful meal. We walked in to a lovely warm friendly greeting. We have had a lovely meal could not of been better. You really need to come to this restaurant to taste what good food is. Lovely pleasant evening.

Thank nicola d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?