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Puffing Billy

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely pub/restaurant near the estuary, easy to get to by car,train or bicycle. We had a table of 4 +2dogs and the staff were more than accommodating on a Sunday. I think it's different management from the last time we visited? The restaurant is comfortable and the food enjoyable.

Thank Kieran S
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a lovely atmosphere to this very welcoming pub, The staff are warm and welcoming and with log burners for the winter months I am sure it is warm there all year round. There are areas to just have a drink, areas for informal dinning and a more formal dinning area too. A good selection on the menu and for... More 

2 Thank JFHT
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We held our wedding breakfast last week at the Puffing Billy. The food was absolutely fabulous and the staff were all lovely, especially Lisa who made sure all our requirements and wishes for the day were delivered. Great location, overall a really lovely place. The wedding breakfast was exceptional, we all ate off the menu through choice and everyone was... More 

1 Thank Hannah J
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a very nice meal and the service was very good. One of the meals was a bit low on veg so we had to ask for more, but it was no problem. The pub was a bit too warm as it had fires on at each end, but it did not detract from a very pleasant evening.

1 Thank sherwoodclan
Topsham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us booked for a meal and we weren't disappointed! Excellent food, piping hot, lovely waitresses, especially Charlotte and Wendy, who were top notch. Nice ambience and despite being bursting to the seams with people, a very enjoyable evening! Will definitely return!

2 Thank david t
Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the family here for a meal. What can I say...Just stunning...! I had the Mussels in garlic and white wine sauce for starter and the steak for main.......divine..(*J*) I will be going back very shortly.

1 Thank John C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very good and the waitresses were very friendly and helpful. We went as a group and every enjoyed in the group their meals. We would definitely advise it to other people and we will be back again!

1 Thank SophiaIneson
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely light and airy country pub with interesting menu. Worth walking to from Darts Farm for lunch to counter the calories.

1 Thank Robin K
Wincanton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for a Sunday lunch as we were doing a bike ride on the River Exe Trail and had passed it a few times during the summer! Wow! The welcome, staff, food and ambiance are fanbloomintastic! Our order was taken whilst relaxing and sunning ourselves in the beautiful Mediterranean style terraced garden, and once called inside we... More 

1 Thank Joobjoo
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Welcoming, efficient staff. Good food, well-prepared. Comfortable interior. Ask for a flagon of tap water for your table. Leave room for dessert.

Thank Barbara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $31
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?