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Puffing Billy

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, Pub, Gastropub
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Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 (0)1392 877888
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 133
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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Although it was good food, I think the drinks were overpriced which made the total cost of the evening really expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
jenni703
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Sunbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

we found this pub by accident on our way back from Exeter and decided to try for evening meal. We are so glad we stopped there as the food and the staff where grate we would certainly recommend this place. Its on the way to Exmouth from Exeter a small sign points you down the road to exton,you cant miss... More 

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Braunton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Just popped in for a light lunch during our cycle ride from Exeter to Exmouth. Very modern and clean inside - more like a wine bar than a pub. My wife and I just had a beef baguette but it was absolutely delicious, served with a horseradish cream and a side salad.. There was table service for both the drinks... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I visited this Pub/restaurant today for Sunday lunch. I had the moules marinier as a starter, the biggest and tastiest muscles I have ever had anywhere in the world, even New Zealand. My wife started with Smoked Salmon and Prawns and enjoyed this immensely. We both then had the Roast Rump of Beef, cooked medium rare with... More 

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Dartford
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165 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just popped in for a cuppa towards the end of a long ramble in glorious sunshine. That was nothing special and not cheap. However the food menu looked great, nice interior and interesting events planned.

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Although it was good food, I think the drinks were overpriced which made the total cost of the evening really expensive.

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Coventry England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We weren't sure whether we would find a good meal on a Sunday evening as many places don't serve dinner after a rush at lunchtime, but plenty of people came to the Puffing Billy. Four of us had different main courses and all were well satisfied; each of us liked the dessert we chose and my panna cotta with poached... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went for lunch on warm, sunny day following recommendation. Excellent. Extensive menu with good choice of specials, two or three course set menu and selection of light meals/lunches. Lovely, light, airy dining area with large outdoor eating space. Beautifully presented and friendly, welcoming staff. Plan to return soon with friends/family. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Exmouth
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were totally outraged, when we had to pay 50p for a couple of lemon slices In a soda water drink. When we spoke to the manager/ landlord, he was rude and told us that we didnt have to come back.. Even after we told him we would not come back again, he was very flipant and rude.

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SHROPSHIRE UK
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213 reviews 213 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Dined here twice over Easter weekend as a couple. Service and welcome friendly and efficient. Enjoyed the food on both occasions. Would definitely return. Only slight downside were the noisy drinkers on Easter Sunday who tended to dominate the scene initially.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Having been unhappy with a previous meal at a nearby pub we were pinning our hopes on a nice meal at the Puffing Billy, we were not disappointed. The food, service and venue was fantastic. The prices were reasonable considering the quality of food and service provided. We would thoroughly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1392 877888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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