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Puffing Billy

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 (0)1392 877888
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
birthday meal.

6 of us booked at short notice, so we understood we had to take pot luck with the tables but we were not happy with the table being by the door on a chilly evening and the very friendly staff moved us as soon as another table became available which we were really pleased about thank you guys. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Carol M
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dropped in on the off chance that we would get a table for Sunday lunch and were lucky. The bar is undergoing a refurbishment so there was only one beer on tap. The restaurant was almost full and the menu offered was varied but we stuck with our plan to have a roast dinner. The beef was very good... More 

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Thank Natasha C
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

6 of us booked at short notice, so we understood we had to take pot luck with the tables but we were not happy with the table being by the door on a chilly evening and the very friendly staff moved us as soon as another table became available which we were really pleased about thank you guys. The food... More 

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Thank Carol M
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for lunch with friends for the first time in ten years Parked easily nice table with plenty of room around the table although the restart aunt was full Very good menu plus plenty of daily specials I had deep fried hake and double cooked chips You will not get better The other three all went for the fish lasagne... More 

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Thank Michael P
Exeter
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a super Sunday lunch, fitted us in even though we hadn't booked. Food (Roast beef), was excellent, staff very friendly & attentive.

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Thank Softdivision
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After having a day out with my family we fancied having a light lunch and decided to try the Puffing Billy as I'd heard that it had come under new management and was interested to see how it'd changed. I was very pleasantly surprised, we were shown straight to a table, which I was very impressed with as I had... More 

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Thank gemmah746
Paignton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my wife were visiting friends in the area. Our friends always spoke very highly of this establishment so we were walking by and decided to pop in and see what all the fuss was about. We were greeted straight away and made to feel very welcome indeed. I ordered a bowl of cheesy chips and my wife ordered... More 

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Thank 1975chris
Taunton
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened upon the signpost for The Puffing Billy and decided to give it a try and not at all far from the main road. What a surprise, we had a superb lunch. The staff were friendly, attentive and welcoming. Lovely fire, nice cutlery and all very clean. Homemade desserts very well presented and gorgeous. We will be going again. It... More 

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Thank Sue S
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and 4 friends had a small celebration to make and decided on the puffin Billy as none of us had been before. We were more than surprised at the quality of the food, the attentive and warm service we had from friendly staff and in general we just had great night out and will certainly visit... More 

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Thank Margaret B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprise birthday lunch with the girls and what a treat!! Thought we were just popping in for a few drinks but had the most fantastic meal and I was treated like a birthday princess by the staff. I've always loved the Puffin Billy and it's always been great but just when you think your local couldn't get much better Adam... More 

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5 Thank ConniePx
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in and around Exeter for many years my visit to The Puffing Billy was well overdue! We went for lunch with our two young daughters, always a little apprehensive as the 1 year old can be somewhat energetic! However the staff at the pub were fantastic, chatting away to the children whilst also taking our orders but without... 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 22 - 32
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?