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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal and friendly service. We had a few drinks in the bar area before our meal. They serve a nice Cornish beer, Korev, which is a particular favourite of mine. Our meal was tasty, with the crackly pork definitely worth a recommendation.

Thank Scott B
Caldicot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant in the summer so we booked and came back with friends for lunch yesterday. The food as it was previously was excellent and very good value for money. The staff and service also can not be faulted. We enjoyed it so much we are booked in for Sunday Lunch now on New Year's Day. Well worth a... More 

Thank kevhall1902
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food great host well done tony can't say enough about this place we dined in Damien Hirst's restaurant last night food and host was better must try Resturant

Thank Tony T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place for food and drinks. Had Christmas eve meal in here it was very good. Big portion of food and well tasty. Staff friendly. Will definitely return.

Thank Simon E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Restaurant, lovely food great service and great atmosphere. Diane was great and looked after us very well. I had the steak, my wife the fish platter which came recommended. the burger was great and i loved the sea food risotto that my son had. Strongly recommend this to anyone.

Thank Roy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch and was very warmly welcomed. The owner was very friendly and had a great chat with her. The food was also great and it was great to have the early bird option. Thank you so much for a lovely meal and time!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 18 November 2016

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 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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

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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, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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?