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Puffing Billy

Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 (0)1392 877888
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Ranked #50 of 407 restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $38
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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Not quite the fine dining it professes to be. Everything was just ok. The place lacks a bit of atmosphere on a weekday evening as well. It's just a nice pub really

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Devon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We have stopped here several times for liquid refreshment when out cycling so when cousins from Canada and London were visiting we booked fairly last minute for dinner. We had a lovely evening as the staff and food were brilliant. Definitely on the 'to return ' list.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I have written a review on the Puffing Billy before, as I often use the awesome Exe Cycle Trail, which passes this superb Pub/Restaurant. Since my last review, the new landlord has installed cycle racks and improved the beer garden, introduced some new items on the menu and made cyclists and walkers welcome. My wife and I visited for lunch... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

not far from our home (Exmouth) is the Puffing Billy pub. Had been meaning to visit for years and finaly and at the spur of the moment booked a table for Sunday lunch. Excellent food - roast beef) cooked to perfection, service was first class, food presentation faultless. No wonder this inn is so very popular. Will definitely visit again... More

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Exeter, Devon
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I cycled down from the Exeter quayside to the Puffing Billy on the Spring Bank Holiday. The Puffing Billy has place for storing bikes so is a good for cycle outing (also dog friendly!). We sat in the garden in the back which was available despite not having booked. Food was delicous. One of us has the Sea Bass (the... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The atmosphere was very modern but also cosy.the food was excellent, very tasty with delicious vegetables. Puddings also good and the coffees really good. The service was very good and the staff pleasant and polite and cheerful .

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Would not retur. when we arrived at our table we complained about ants ( i know it cant be helped but an apology would have been nice). There were 8 of us. The waitress took our order and 3 of us had the burger, i thought it a little strange but we were asked how we wanted it cooked(thats good... More

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Exeter, Devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Very good indeed. I had chicken with spring veg risotto and basil pesto - I couldn't fault it. I work in hospitality and can be critical but the service was great, the wine very good and my food couldn't be faulted. Very well done to the puffing billy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Lovely food great service and welcomed the kids too, even adjusted one of the adult meals so it was child size with one fuse 😊

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We use to eat at the Puffing Billy quite regular until it went downhill about a year ago. I heard it had gone back to the owner again rather than tenants and I have to say the quality has returned. FIve of us attended on a Sunday evening and everything we had was fresh and tasty. The lamb cutlets, the... More

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