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Puffing Billy

££ - £££, British,
Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 1392 877888
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“liver” (31 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
“roast beef” (15 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We eat here often and the staff and food are both quality. Lovely decor and warm atmosphere. The Sunday lunch menu is a must. I love the glass of champagne option... makes a nice touch.

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Joanne p
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a superb meal here this evening. We were late booking and the pub was busy, but they made space for us, gave us a warm welcome and a lovely supper! Excellent! Many thanks!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank diptfordbluetit
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on a lunchtime, it a bit tidying up outside, with dead leaves and general detritus it looks uncared for. The inside is the very nicely done but besides sitting next to the lovely open fire it was cold The staff were very nice, the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank X3697FFwilliamb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit here for Sunday lunch was pretty good. The menu was a lot better than you usually get in most pubs and the food was good quality and locally sourced. I had the roast beef which was “melt in the mouth” although there was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank saraej
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent, and the service was too. Went with my brother and his wife and kids, the park across the road is great to have so close as we played there prior to going for a Sunday lunch. The roast was delicious and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank willh663
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christmas day at the Puffing Billy, for a family of four, was exceptional. The service was spot on. Professional, friendly, not over attentive but never too much. They even had a little gift for the boys (4 and 7 years old) which was a lovely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheRedLobsterPot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went for a Sunday Lunch.There was a good choice of menu. I have a serious food allergy and they were able to advise me which of my choices contained that food, as it is not one of the allergens that have to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We do like The Puffing Billy but this visit it just fell short of the usual good standard. We arrived 12:30 for 1pm (do like a pre gin) and was surprised the log burners we're not lite kocked the ambiance just a little, had a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Buddy54321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our turn for our daughters to visit their in-laws so it was just the two of us for Christmas day this year. So we decided to dine at a local restaurant and avoid the hassle of preparation, cooking and clearing up after. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our company Christmas meal was here. Very impressed at everything. Pleasant bar area and the restaurant area was lively and well presented. The food was excellent. I had the pheasant starter, the beef main and chocolate for sweet. All were brilliant. I'll be coming back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
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28 August 2017|
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Response from PoshTreacle | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
Emma-Louise K
22 May 2017|
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Response from GeorgesPicks | Reviewed this property |
They have a variety of gluten free options and vegan too but the food overall is a bit lacking
19 April 2017|
Response from duckconfit | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the pub. I'm just a reviewer and I'm not connected.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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