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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have made 3 visits in the past 3 weeks, entertaining friends and family and each visit was a pleasure. The service is excellent, especially from young Aaron, and the food is such that you would expect the price to be higher. When recommending somewhere to eat, it is vital to have confidence in an establishment. Hele Billys has always... More 

Thank Probexxx
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very generous portions and reasonably priced food. Good choice of food available. Friendly service and staff. Plenty of seating available, but I would book as this place is popular with the locals.Nice atmosphere and lovely to see families enjoying their evenings out. The puddings are fantastic, although we shared one as we were so full! Had to try something though!

Thank Dorsetsue2
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent hours in a wet, cold, windy Barnstaple we were feeling ready for some food and as it was early decided to see if Hele Billy's was open. It was and we received a warm welcome from Diana who, seeing how cold we were, immediately sat us at a table by the fire. Our meal was delicious - turkey... More 

Thank annZ1342YB
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with our chocolate Labrador and found the whole experience outstanding. Fantastic food and hosts that made us extremely welcome. This is a must if you are in the area. It is one of the finest dog friendly establishments we have ever had the pleasure.

Thank jonjoali2
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delicious meal we had. I can highly recommend the pork belly. The portion was huge and the crackling was the best I have ever had. The vegetables were cooked perfectly and the buttered cabbage was just perfect.Fantastic service which was friendly yet unobtrusive. Well worth a visit if you are in North Devon.

Thank jane_poole1
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up here on a Friday afternoon to find ourselves as the only people in the restaurant but greeted by a lovely owner who went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Being by the sea we had to have fresh fish so I opted for the battered calamari starter, the stew for main and together we... More 

Thank MrMarkBennettcom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here whilst staying at the Beach Cove Coastal Retreat and we were not disappointed. Lovely food and the lady behind the bar was friendly and helpful. We were even given a free bottle of prosecco after mentioning we were newlyweds which was a lovely touch. Will be back if we visit again.

Thank Kirsty D
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I am so pleased to report that we had a delicious meal here recently. After a poor experience a few months ago, we were nervous about returning, however are so glad we did so. The food was superb, service wonderful and friendly, and we had a great evening out. The menu has changed slightly, but that's always good to keep... More 

Thank LadyAshton
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The second visit of our holiday and as fantastic as ever. Can't fault the quality of food the fish is so fresh. Faultless service and value for money.

Thank Jane D
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Friendly staff, brilliant food and fantastic bar with a good selection of beverages. A lovely place to visit on your travels. Highly recommended 😉

Thank Eddy B

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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, British, Pub, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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?