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Puffing Billy

Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 (0)1392 877888
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Ranked #72 of 418 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $36
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A really pleasant evening with a group of five family members and not one had a bad word to say about the service,quality of food or the atmosphere.Despite the place being quite full the meals came out in a timely fashion.

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devon
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It is a long time since I penned a review however I feel the need to advise would be patrons of the puffing billy not to bother. Initially stopped for drinks, decided to eat as the place looked pleasant enough, starters arrived promptly and were passable however the red mullet served to my wife smelt strongly and after a mouthful... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

very nice clean looking restaurant and a nice welcome from the bar manager, we asked the waitress if the wine was oaked to which she rather snootingly replied ,we don't have oaked wine, they are all screw top, the pig cheek pate had no taste, the steak tasted of barbecue fuel and the place consisted of one poorly cooked small... More

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Rekem, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Slightly misleading sign outside welcoming families, children, dogs and rather patronisingly locals - we got the impression that nobody was welcome. Very clean and pleasant surroundings but staff very cold, brusque and unwelcoming. We were a large group and it took ages to get our food order taken. Some had finished eating before others meals arrived. In fairness the food... More

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Honiton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wonderful food ------top class Venue spotlessly clean And tidy Not particularly happy staff - need some training on smiling and welcoming customers.

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Athens, Georgia
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had been to Exmouth and while my wife was in one place I was spying out all the top restaurants as recommended by trip advisor but it being a Monday lunchtime none were open. Our last resort was the quaintly named Puffing Billy that is a drive outside of Exmouth, We were getting concerned as the clock was approaching... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Whilst cycling from Exmouth to Topsham, we passed this delightful pub and stopped for a coffee, we were impressed by the quality and service, so much so that we booked for lunch. On arriving the pub and resturant was busy, but we were soon escorted to a table. It was beautifully clean and recently decorated, the food and service was... More

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Dorset
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent meal. Celebrated my sister-in-laws birthday at the Puffing Billy. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Meal was excellent. So good we couldn't manage a dessert! Lovely setting by the estuary - helped also by the fact it was a beautiful day

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

For a leisurely coffee while you read the paper or a special meal you can't fault this well run and hosted establishment. Very clean and tidy and smart it ticks all the boxes. Good menu. Well worth a visit on the way to or from Exmouth.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The chap serving behind the bar was very polite. We sat outside and the food was quickly brought to us however the chips were not cooked properly and my partners mushroom and spinach tagliatelle was bland and just tasted of cream, not very pleasant at all, when pointing this out (we were not asked how the food was!) I do... More

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