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Puffing Billy

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

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  • 130
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  • 80
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 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
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sunbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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
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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
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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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214 reviews 214 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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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A couple of light vegetarian lunches with a bowl of super chips and a pint of cider. Lovely quiet location and some decent food on a spring day. Ideal for a mid walk or cycle break.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place was amazing, wine not expensive . but although the food was alittle on the expensive side it was well worth it, Portions good atmosphere good, overall an excellent meal. also all the staff were very friendly

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We used to go the the Puffing Billy regularly, but had not been for some while so booked for lunch. Entry is through the bar area, and it's not really clear what to do if you are coming to eat. As a result we were ignored for some while, then two other people came in behind us and someone immediately... More 

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east devon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Selected the Puffing Billy for a family gathering on Easter Monday as we have had plenty of nice meals there in years past, but not this time, all four meals selected were poor, over cooked / burnt, under cooked / raw and cold and one meal received was not even what was ordered. They were Not busy in the restaurant... More 

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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 - 33
  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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