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Puffing Billy

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
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Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the staff were more than accommodating we have a toddler and they went out of the way to engage with her, and make her happy. the sausage and mash meal was exceptional; the sausages from "pork heaven in devon" were wonderful definitely keeping eyes open for a supplier of those. prices were a little higher than I would have expected... More 

Thank chelle125
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit but now my new local, warmest welcome I have had in years. The food is simply AMAZING and very competitively priced. The host and the staff are so curious and genualy friendly. I can't speak highly enough about this pub. It's nice to be so positive about a place. Well done Puffing Billy.

2 Thank Joe H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here at Sunday lunchtime. The restaurant was crowded so service was rather slow, though very friendly. The portions were surprisingly generous and my roast beef was very good. Pudding, however, slightly disappointing and nothing like as delicious as it sounded on the menu. All in all, good, but not fantastic!

1 Thank Rachel T
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful pub in super location,. Warm welcome , prompt service and excellent food for a lunchtime celebration. Reasonably priced so will go again when in the area.

1 Thank Maralis C
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have meant to visit here in a long time, finally booked and it hasn't inspired me to rush back. The staff were all attentive and friendly, however, found the menu a bit boring and empty of inspiration. Ordered the bread to share whilst waiting, but there was so much oil, hard to get any balsamic. The Steak ordered was okay... More 

Thank Graham H
Topsham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub has been greatly improved in every way. The staff are friendly attentive and polite. The food was very very good. Hot tasty and great portions . My only negative would be the service could be improved . Well worth a visit.

3 Thank lifesworthit
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, very reasonably priced for a lunchtime. Service was great and the atmosphere lovely. Will definitely do this again.

2 Thank Alec W
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152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after work with some colleagues and had a lovely meal. The setting is great, right alongside the Exe estuary.

3 Thank jonnyboy1
Exeter, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here before always good, always worth a visit ... Took my parents this time who are both in there 80's .. So nice to get there reaction, as usual nice atmosphere, staff very attentive & helpful... And the food was very good, all presented beautifully.... I do have one small little gripe and it's a personal thing .. The... More 

2 Thank Buddy54321
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impromptu trip out, looking for a Pub to watch the Euro Cup Final in, but so disappointed, to find some with Karaoke on too (please!) or some too rough and loud. We just wanted to watch the game quietly and enjoy it. Seeing the sign for Puffing Billy on the main route we followed it to this heavenly, bright, clean,... More 

3 Thank tillyma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $33
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 441392877888

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