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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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch this week. The staff are very efficient and friendly. There is a good choice on the menu to suit all tastes, the food is all fresh and sourced from local suppliers. Our lunch was well cooked with quite large portions!! Will definitely go there again.

2 Thank Caryl T
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and excellent customer service! Ate here with family a few days ago Would highly recommend and will probably return soon 👍🏻

2 Thank Ezraan
Sidmouth Devon
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This pub is in a great location, there is plenty of parking and appears to be a favourite place for cyclists to stop for refreshments. As we entered we were warmly welcomed and shown to our table, the bar is small but the waitress was happy to serve us drinks. The menu had a good variation and our waitress was... More 

2 Thank ilovejelly
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptionally tasty and beautifully presented food. Perhaps a bit more expensive than some pubs, but worth it. A lovely ambience inside and out, and a great spot for sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine or dining inside and watching the world cycle past!

2 Thank Marmitefiend
Devon, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for lunch one Sunday. We hadn't booked and it was extremely busy, so we ate in the bar area. The service was very efficient and friendly and the food arrived quickly considering how busy they were. The burger I had was very good; flavoursome, well cooked and very big. My wife had the roast beef which she... More 

3 Thank DorMart
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this pub. The wine and alcohol choice are great bar staff great. Ordered fish and chips expensive and very over cooked. Waitress didn't ask if we needed any tartar sauce or if we needed anything. I have eaten here a few times in the past. the last time I ordered a beef baguette. I only had a over... More 

Thank Kim S
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited again on Easter Sunday and once again it was very busy !. The staff seemed rushed off their feet but seemed to be coping well, many menu items had run out but this was not an issue for us as we just wanted steaks ! We had the ribeye steak with triple cooked chips and they were superb... More 

1 Thank Barry N
Bath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow so welcoming We had a drink at the bar then went through to the restaurant We shared mussels and then had the lemon sole. Very good Finished with sorbet All good Service was excellent

2 Thank PCK1000
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547 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were taken by our hosts to this very trendy gastro pub - more restaurant than pub. Adjacent to the Exmouth to Exeter foot/cycle path and railway line. Only had drinks as we had supper in the oven but the menu looked tempting and our hosts said the food is good - booking seems essential for weekends.

2 Thank DoctorFeelgoodDorset
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at most of the pubs along the way between Exmouth and Topsham and the Puffing Billy is a firm favourite due to its great location, sunny beer garden and good food. Myself and one of my other friends are vegans and although there wasn't anything vegan on the menu, the staff were extremely helpful at accommodating us... More 

1 Thank JoannaTUk

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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$12 - US$32
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?