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Puffing Billy

Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 (0)1392 877888
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Ranked #66 of 416 restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $37
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
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
Senior Contributor
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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
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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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Worcestershire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Food and service excellent , what a great find , eat there twice whilst down on Devon can not fault it , thank you

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Whilst on holiday in Exmouth we passed a sign saying Puffing Billy next right so as it was early evening we thought why not give it a try and we are so pleased that we did. A wonderfully open and light dining area but we decided to eat in the rear garden as the weather was just brilliant. The food... More

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