About Us

About Us

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Diana and Tony are the new owners of Hele Billy’s Bar & Restaurant that has been open since 2005 and have kept the many changes implemented by the previous owners, to make it into the friendly, atmospheric restaurant and bar it is today.

Situated only one mile from Ilfracombe Harbour, fresh fish features heavily on our menu. Our main menu offers a very wide and varied choice of meal, from homecooked ham, egg and chips, to pan fried sea bass on egg fried rice, with soy sauce, spring onion and ginger, whereas the ever changing specials board concentrates on seasonal dishes including Lundy lobster and in the spring/summer months and Exmoor venison in the autumn/winter. We also have a number of meat/fish free dishes and our menu indicates any meals which are, or can be gluten free.

We have an extensive range of wines and beers, including local real ales, two ciders, international lagers and Chase vodkas and liqueurs which are made in England and have been voted ‘Best Vodka in the World’!

With such a variety you are sure to find something to suit all tastes.

We are keen to support local businesses and use local suppliers for all of our ingredients, as far as possible.

We serve our entire menu all day, every day from 12noon until 9pm so if it’s lunch or evening meals that you are looking for, we are sure you will find it here. We also take party bookings for all family occasions.

We have a large parasol with electric heaters and lights to provide a sheltered smoking area and doubling up as an alfresco dining area (when the Hele winds die down)!!!

Whatever you decide to eat or drink you can be guaranteed a friendly smile and home made food.

We hope you enjoy visiting us and that you will return time and time again. Hele Billy’s Bar & Restaurant 26 Watermouth Road, Hele Bay, Ilfracombe 01271 866488

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We Serve With Passion

We serve our entire menu all day, every day from 12noon until 9pm so if it’s lunch or evening meals that you are looking for, we are sure you will find it here. We also take party bookings for all family occasions.

Outdoor Heating

We have a large parasol with electric heaters and lights to provide a sheltered smoking area and doubling up as an alfresco dining area (when the Hele winds die down)!!!

Plenty To Drink From

We have an extensive range of wines and beers, including local real ales, two ciders, international lagers and Chase vodkas and liqueurs which are made in England and have been voted ‘Best Vodka in the World’ to make the best cocktails in town! And coming next year the Gin Bar.

What People Say

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  • 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.

    jane_poole1,
    Tripadvisor Review

  • 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.

    jonjoali2,
    Tripadvisor Review

  • 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 pie for me and game pie for him. No room for a sweet! Will certainly recommend to friends and will go back ourselves.

    annZ1342YB,
    Tripadvisor Review

  • 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!

    Dorsetsue2,
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  • 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 had a good reputation and the change of ownership has not diminished that in anyway. I can see that the new people are injecting their own personality and the result is the creation of a terrific dining experience.

    Probexxx,
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