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Puffing Billy

Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 (0)1392 877888
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Ranked #78 of 418 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $35
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
Devon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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171 reviews 171 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Whilst cycling along the cycle path between Exeter and Exmouth we decided to try the Puffing Billy for Sunday lunch. Despite not booking we were welcomed in and had a great Sunday Roast. Excellent service and yummy food. Will definitely be coming back.

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Bridgnorth
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We called in on our way back fromThe Eden Project on our way back to our B and B We were met with smiles and helpfulness! We had a drink in the bar before having a wonderful meal. Absolutely delicious! The decor and ambience of the Puffing Billy is truly amazing! Thanks you, can recommend this pub

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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I came here for my Birthday with family and friends I was about 20 mins late and my friends arrived on time they were shown to a table immediately but not offered a drink or menu until I arrived. The food was very nice but the service made you feel that we were an inconvenience. After the meal we were... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Went here for a business lunch, table for 7 people. Plenty of space / large tables. Good service throughout. All food piping hot, well presented and tasted great. Fish and chips looked amazing. I had the chefs curry which was excellent. Decent range of beers on offer too. Will return next time I am in the area.

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Additional Information about Puffing Billy

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 24 - 35
Cuisine: Gastropub

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