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Puffing Billy

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

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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
Great food

Great food and easy relaxed atmosphere for a casual lunch. Attentive staff and pleasant surroundings. Will definitely lunch there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Viv D
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

we had a family meal,it was excellent from the food to the service and a relaxed atmosphere,the menu was varied and good prices.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Took my son for lunch here as had several recommendations about it. We both had the plough mans, huge delicious portions and cannot recommend enough. The ham was 'proper' ham and lots of it, the cheese was delicious and again lots of. Lots of bread and butter too ... Lovely staff, lovely environment will be making this a regular thing... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great food and easy relaxed atmosphere for a casual lunch. Attentive staff and pleasant surroundings. Will definitely lunch there again.

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PuffingBillyTeam, Owner at Puffing Billy, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we love to hear from people that have visited and are very pleased to hear that you will be visiting again. More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A good menu however did not advertise well that they stopped serving the main menu at 3pm. I had the roast beef in Yorkshire pudding. The roast beef was delicious and melted in the moth however the roast potatoes and parsnips were very very well roasted.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Returning to Bristol from visiting my cousin in Exmouth we needed feeding in a hurry, and none of the pubs on the main road grabbed us. There was a brown sign with a knife and fork...We followed. It's lovely and Devonion looking outside with gorgeous window boxes and hanging baskets. There's parking too. Indoors it's more modern but stylish enough... More 

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PuffingBillyTeam, Owner at Puffing Billy, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your good feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and really hope to welcome you back to The Puffing Billy in the near future. More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My wife and I visited the Puffing Billy in Exton today after a brief shopping trip to Exeter. It was our 2nd visit having been there a year or so ago. We were not disappointed with today's visit! It was every bit as good as the first! We had a wonderful 3 course lunch time meal there followed by coffees.... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We cycled by the Puffing Billy when using the nearby cycle route to Exmouth and thought it looked very nice. We were not disappointed. We booked a table and enjoyed a lovely meal here on Sunday night. The area we were seated in was busy and created a nice atmosphere. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food good... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Once upon a time the Puffing Billy was a typical little village pub. We revisited after many years away and found that the establishment has certainly kept up with the times. An excellent menu of modern dishes ,served in clean contemporary surroundings in a much extended and expanded inn. The food was excellent and the service exemplary. Well done.

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Wrexham
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This establishment is excellent. It is basically an upmarket pub, done out with style! Lovely hanging baskets outside and suoerrb furnishings. Food and service was excellent and felt comfortable with standard of other diners!

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South Molton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Back again for more and not disappointed in any way. There is an excellent ambience here and the staff are welcoming and friendly. The food was once again first class. Situated adjacent to the cycle path which runs along the Exe estuary and the branch railway line from Exeter to Exmouth. Also ideal for walking as the terrain is flat.... 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 23 - 34
Cuisine: Seafood, Pub, Gastropub

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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, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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