Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room, Ilfracombe

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See the old mill dating from 1525 and taste fresh scones and cakes at Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room. Baked each morning, the treats on offer range from plain and fruit scones made from flour ground in the mill itself, to the traditional combination of cream tea with black treacle, or golden syrup instead of jam. Take a tour given by a member of the family that owns the business; children and adults alike will enjoy finding out about the history of the mill, the process of making flour over the centuries, and some of the misfortunes that have befallen the millers. Make Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room a part of your Ilfracombe vacation plans using our Ilfracombe vacation generator.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We attended here after reading the good reviews on here and we weren't disappointed. The best cream tea I've ever had! The service was polite and friendly and although there was a wait for our food it...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We visited for lunch and tried a selection from the menu, the pasty, sandwiches, cream tea and cakes were very good. We also tried the vegetable soup which was indifferent and tasted as though it had ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    My husband googled The Best Cream Tea in Ilfracombe and up popped this little gem. He took us here for a surprise Devon Cream Tea. I am so glad he did - what a treat. They even did a savoury cream tea...  more »
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  • Lovely tea and scones, lovely friendly and helpful owners.
  • Excellent tea room. Very friendly, and the Cornish Splits were a delicious alternative to scones. Recommended.
  • Fantastic tea woods that takes you to the local shop/garage.
  • The cream teas are yo die for

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