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Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 (0)1392 877888
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Ranked #82 of 422 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $33
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
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped along the cycle track for a quick drink and snack. Was very busy but asked to reserve a table and only had to wait about 10 mins. Chips were lovely, nice park for the kids and dogs welcome. Staff friendly.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stopped off here on the way down to Exmouth on out bikes. Was a beautiful location, the food great and the service good. Will definitely be back next time we're cycling by!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This was our third or fourth visit in the past 5 years and some have been better than others. Recent reviews suggested we should go back and we were pleased with the friendly and efficient service and the food quality. The duck and fish dishes chosen were very good as were the desserts. The food and the environment are better... More 

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exeter
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I went to the Puffing Billy to celebrate s family birthday. The service right from when we arrived was so welcoming. The food we ordered was just delicious.I had the chicken dish which was so full of amazing tastings vegetables. The presentation was excellent, which I think is important. The waitress was friendly and made sure we had everything we... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Called in on a wet cold Thursday lunch time. We were greeted very warmly and our dog was given biscuits. Shown to a table that was very well presented, clean and pristine. Menu choice excellent, service was friendly quick and efficient. Bloody Mary mussels must be tried! Scallops were succulent. Pork in mushroom sauce perfect, cod with a chestnut crust... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went for lunch on a wet mid-week day having been before earlier in the year. Once again we were greeted, seated & served with a drink by a very pleasant staff member. The menu was wide & varied with a very interesting set menu as an alternative to the main one. The wine list again offered plenty of choice... More 

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Bristol
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174 reviews 174 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Sadly we didn't eat but visited, by train, in the pouring rain. Greeted by a lovely staff member who helped us with train time tables and venues in Exeter, the pub was warm and inviting and we had a lovely drink and chat

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Exeter
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We'd been before with friends and enjoyed it but this time was not good. We came latish (8.45) and there was a sense of getting us out as quickly as possible. At the end the staff were so busy clearing up and turning lights off we had to go hunting to ask for the bill. Food was really not good... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Fabulous food, warm and friendly welcome, accommodated special requests for our dairy intolerant grandson.

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Essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We walked from Topsham and found this place. Dogs were very well looked after, kids all entertained and a table found in the odd extension. Menu looked superb.... Kids portions, huge. Super waiting team and our grub was fantastic - really on the money. Great fish and chips, super mussels and soft and silky liver and bacon. Well kept beers... More 

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Address: Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1392 877888
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
Average Prices: USD 22 - 33
Cuisine: Gastropub

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