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Puffing Billy

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

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  • 153
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cosy Bar

We have visited this Pub/Restaurant a few times.We have friends who live within walking distance.Cosy Bar area where you can have pre dinner drinks if you so wish. It always seems to be busy.The food & Service were excellent.Reasonable choice of Menu and you can see the kitchen,so you know its all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
12jillm2015
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have visited this Pub/Restaurant a few times.We have friends who live within walking distance.Cosy Bar area where you can have pre dinner drinks if you so wish. It always seems to be busy.The food & Service were excellent.Reasonable choice of Menu and you can see the kitchen,so you know its all freshly cooked.Staff friendly and efficient.Had a very good... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We were squeezed into a very crowded restaurant as a walk in but the service could not have been better or more attentive. The food, mine sea bass and crayfish risotto, was one of the best I've had outside of Italy. Overall an excellent place to spend a few hours with friends

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We live locally and have eaten here a few times now. The food has been amazing every time and mid-week they offer great prices. On a sunny day it is lovely to sit outside the front. The only downside for us is the atmosphere can be lacking but that's just down to the layout!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Having been to Puffing Billy for a birthday a couple of years ago for a really successful birthday meal, my partner and I decided to take some friends back for my birthday this year. The first thing to mention is that the restaurant is in the most wonderful location. We cycled from Exeter to Exmouth and back to Exton again;... More 

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The Potteries
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Puffing Billy has an interesting menu; the food is fresh, of high quality, and well presented. The restaurant was very busy at lunchtime even though it was early in the week and an overcast day - it's advisable to book in advance.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We dined here yesterday evening as a party of four and were warmly greeted upon arrival, drinks order promptly taken and seated straight away. The menu is varied and interesting with a daily specials board which some of us ordered from. The food (all courses was excellent), we will definitely return.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Staff were friendly, welcoming and professional. The restaurant is clean and tidy and nicely decorated. The menu had some interesting choices and was reasonably priced. My husband really enjoyed his hake and chips. I had lemon and thyme chicken with warm potato salad which if found under seasoned, greasy from too much butter and a little bland.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Located in a quiet village between Exeter and Emouth, there is indeed a railway station about 100 yards down the road. Have always had excellent food and service when visiting and the prices are certainly reasonable. It is more restaurant than pub but there is a quiet bar area, and if the weather is good, a number of outside tables... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Amazing food for adults and children! It is very clean and extremely well kept. The staff are very friendly and helpful! Would highly recommend.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lovely staff ,superb food,excellent value, faultless .superb lunch here today in the attractive restaurant , will be back by far the best meal we've had in the Exmouth area

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PuffingBillyTeam, Owner at Puffing Billy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We find it so useful to see peoples feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed your lunch and look forward to welcoming you back to The Puffing Billy. 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 - 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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