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Puffing Billy

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Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 1392 877888
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four of us ate on a Friday lunchtime, none could fault the dishes we chose. Two went for the ham egg and chips, thick proper tasting ham, crispy chips and a geat egg. One of us asked for an extra egg instead of the tomato which they were happy to do. One liver and bacon which according to my friend... More 

1 Thank torquay2
Hampshire, England
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123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for Sunday lunch with friends and 2 children and to be fair we did ask for quite a few modifications to the menu, all of which were very kindly agreed to. The food was sublime and plenty of it. Bizarrely, rather than a dessert, one of our party wanted a starter (whitebait) but when it came it wasn't... More 

1 Thank Pollilop
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Puffing Billy continues its excellent reputation for good food.At our recent visit, we were met by friendly staff and an excellent menu. My choice was "Fig with Devon blue cheese and walnut salad" for starter, followed by "Herb roasted Lamb rump with saute garlic potatoes, roasted courgettes, and a wine and rosemary gravy" These were both delicious!

1 Thank rhldevon
Evesham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended to eat here by landlord of B&B. We were so glad we followed his tip! One of the best pub/restaurants we have been too. 1. Its a very pretty country pub, light bright, beautifully clean and very homely. Really great ambience. 2. The staff are truly lovely people, warm, welcoming, and attentive but not in your face. 3.... More 

1 Thank pricely007
UK Business Traveller
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local resident of east Devon who has seen some of the local pubs dumbing down their food and also seeing the the Puffing Billy going from a spit and the sawdust pub 20 odd years ago to a quality dining pub I was more than a little apprehensive about booking an important business lunch at the Billy especially... More 

2 Thank Bilbos_Dad
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for a birthday meal, the food was amazing and the staff provided outstanding service. I highly recommend The Puffing Billy for anyone who is in the area.

Thank Luke M
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a surprise 30th here for our friend. The staff were extremely accommodating, letting us decorate the table/hang balloons etc. They also helped us with a big "surprise" entrance and had no problems with us bringing a cake. Service and quality of food was extremely good - no delays whatsoever due to the size of our party. Highly recommended.

1 Thank JasmineD27
Wellington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a family meal. Very impressed with interior of pub done to a high standard. Staff welcomed us and all were very friendly. Food is really yummy. Sensible prices for good quality food. Nice choice on the menu- something for everyone. I had the lemon and thyme chicken it was delicious 😋Can't wait to return.

2 Thank Emma P
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard that a new Head Chef had started here so had to try it again !! Not difficult being one of our favourite locals ! We had one of the best rib eyes I have ever tasted ! All washed down with a great bottle of Malbec. The service was warm and friendly and as always we were not... More 

2 Thank Barry N
ThePuffingbIllyteam, Owner at Puffing Billy, responded to this review

Dear Barry Thankyou for reviewing us again !. Your comments are well received and we both look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards Adam & Charlotte More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The puffing Billy was recommended to us by a friend. A new head chef had recently joined so our visit was with a very open mind. Well... From the super welcome at the door to the coffee at the end of our evening we couldn't fault a thing. Bread on arrival, followed by an amazing tempura mackerel starter. For main... More 

2 Thank Barber1980

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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
US$11 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 877888

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