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Puffing Billy

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 1392 877888
12:00 - 23:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was treated to a birthday lunch a couple of weeks ago ,absolutely fabulous meal .nothing was too much trouble for the lovely waitress ,when we could not decide on a wine tasters were brought to us to try ,the beer was excellent and my dessert plate had a birthday greeting piped on in chocolate.a perfect birthday .Thank you

Thank sunshinejak
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly the 'hit'. Good service by a friendly and attentive team of waitresses. Mussels (as a main course) were excellent. Plump, well cooked and with a lovely white wine, cream and garlic sauce. Not sure why the dish was then covered in rocket ? Chopped parsley would have been better and is always a flavour enhancer. Finger bowl of iced... More 

Thank PeacheyTaunton
Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG what a place - The ambiance, the service and the overall feeling of this place is amazing. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. As a Events Director, always looking for a fab place to dine with clients and this place has it all. I cannot recommend this superb Puffing Billy enough - AWESOME. Big high fives to Adam and Charlotte - you... More 

1 Thank 735pac
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Message for Adam Holland, Manager. This was a special occasion (Wednesday 15th February 2017) as this was a reunion lunch with two sisters and their husbands. We had visited this establishment two years previously and was hoping it would be as good as when we last came. And it was, thank you very much! We all had two course meals... More 

1 Thank dwplucas
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having had one of the best meals ever here a year previously, we couldn't wait to go back. The restaurant must have changed hands (it had been refurbished too) Sadly although the food was good, the superb and friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere was not present. Can't fault the food, prices were OK but unlikely to temp us back.

2 Thank JuneB1906
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Puffing Billy for out valentines meal this year. When we arrived we were met be a very pleasant member of staff who made us feel welcome. We were quickly taken to our table we were right by the fire which was lovely. It was then time to order the food, and i had emailed and phoned... More 

2 Thank Zoe S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here at Friday lunchtime on our way down to Cornwall for the weekend. We loved it so much we visited again on the way home on Sunday! Nice kids menu, and also did a small sized portion of an adult dish for our 10 year old son. Food was fresh and tasty. Service was excellent. Food is not... More 

1 Thank cogs2015
ThePuffingbIllyteam, Owner at Puffing Billy, responded to this review

Dear Cogs Thankyou so much for the lovely review and kind words. It was a pleasure serving you all and you are welcome back any time. Warm Regards Charlotte & Adam More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard great things about this place so booked for a family occasion. Service started well, however our server became less attentive once the mains were out, we gave up trying to ask for more drinks in the end. Starters were tiny and overpriced although tasted nice. Most of the mains were ok although steaks were overcooked and the sauce was... More 

1 Thank crodd
ThePuffingbIllyteam, Owner at Puffing Billy, responded to this review

Dear Crodd Thankyou for taking the time to write your review. On a positive note it is great to see our reputation has reached as far as Bristol. I cannot apologize enough for your disappointing experience, we try very hard to please all our guests but despite our best efforts, very occasionally we do drop the ball. Perhaps if you... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard good things about the restaurant so booked a table for 14 for my daughters 21st birthday. The food was fabulous, Everything was served hot and at the same time, and tasted great, there was no waiting. Menu had a good selection that suited us all. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, and the setting was lovely.... More 

2 Thank denise172017
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Restaurant is located in a side road off the Exeter-Exmouth Rd and alas the Car park is not big enough for a fullish night and parking on the street is difficult. That aside, everything else is really good. I particularly liked the way the staff had time for a dialogue with clients, without affecting service delivery. The ambience is... More 

2 Thank staffsjc

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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
USD 11 - USD 31
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?