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“So glad we found this little gem”
Review of Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy
Ranked #9 of 526 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$32
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“So glad we found this little gem”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Whilst on holiday in Exmouth we passed a sign saying Puffing Billy next right so as it was early evening we thought why not give it a try and we are so pleased that we did. A wonderfully open and light dining area but we decided to eat in the rear garden as the weather was just brilliant. The food was well prepared, tasty, my boys had the fish and chips and my wife and i shared the fish platter, just excellent.
Would recommend this eatery to anyone who is visiting the Exeter area,

  • Visited July 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good food. Some staff could cheer up!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

First time here for a number of years. Food was good and service prompt. Just get the waitresses to be a bit more cheerful in their work. I don't like over attentive staff, but it would have been nice to have been asked if all was ok. The place wasn't full on a Saturday night in July which was a bit surprising. The staff could just be a bit more interested is my only criticism.

Visited July 2014
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Salcombe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“sardines”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

visited today on way back from exmouth for a light lunch.
sardines, fresh from cornwall. well you get them fresh here. a member of the staff appologised for them still being raw, a male behind the bar just said that's the way we do them.
ice cream available in small tubs only. go there again, you must be joking.
i like the way sardines are cooked in portugal.

  • Visited July 2014
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

The pub, although an old traditional one from the outside, was light and modern in the dining room. We had a Sunday lunch here with several adult family members. Although the à la carte looked very good we all opted for a roast meal and between us tried the beef, pork and lamb. All were excellent. Most of us managed to find room for a dessert from the comprehensive menu and again enjoyed everything. Service was friendly and efficient and the prices reasonable. Other members of our party had been there before for an evening meal and enjoyed themselves and we thoroughly agreed with their recommendation and would happily go there again if we were in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Wonderful Puffin Billy.”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

First visit to this lovely Pub/Restaurant,tucked away of the main road,lovely gem,Decor very tasteful and relaxing,makes such a change not too rush a meal,the Food was excellent,Flavour/ Presentation very good.My Husband had the Devon Sausage and Mash,very good,mine was Sea Bass excellent.The Staff where lovely.

Visited July 2014
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