The Puffing Billy Inn
We offer a dynamic, seasonal menu of locally sourced produce inside a cosy, recently revamped stylish interior. We change our menus regularly and have a daily changing specials board utilising local produce. On Sundays we offer a superb selection of roast dinners.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Good food and beer on a Monday evening and nicely busy pub which is great
Very very long wait for any food nearly an hour .
When it came gravy was v overpowering and vegetables just too al dente.
Lighting is too bright over table so no atmosphere - shame when they have tried so hard with decor.
Waitress tried hard but manager obv working as a waitress too overwhelmed
Excellent food, friendly service, warm and cosy atmosphere. Perfect combination!
Good food and service. Atmosphere was nice with the Christmas decorations and its got a cosy feel with the fire on.
Fine but silly rule about both having to have the Christmas menu or neither. If a food item is available then there shouldn't be rules about who can have what.
Lovely meal 2nd time in a week
I live in London and always enjoy visiting Puffing Billy when on holiday in Devon. The staff are so welcoming, the food is excellent and there is always a good atmosphere, what more could one want?!!
Everything is pretty much perfect - except the toilets, they are not up to the same standard as the rest of the building. The men's loos are in particular need of a make over (broken toilet seat!).
Excellent across the board. Would highly recommend.
The staff are very welcoming and helpful. The restaurant is beautifully decorated for Christmas. The menu is varied and apetising. The food is very well presented and delicious, it is also very good value for money. The Creme Brulee was the best I have ever had. I will be going again soon.
From our arrival to leaving what a wonderful experience. Lovely atmosphere , great seating and stunning food. All of our party (6) commented on how great the whole evening was.
I had Whitebait, the belly pork and cheeses to finish off. Some of the best Stilton I have ever eaten..
The whole place was decorated brilliantly and the service was perfect.
The place was full and very noisy with people talking so there was no need to have noisy music going at the same time. It was totally unnecessary and very annoying so we did not stay after our main course. Also, having chosen one of the specials I found it was very spicy which was not mentioned on the menu.
Food was delicious, staff very friendly, good value for money. The best lunch out I've had for ages
Excellent meal, service and ambience. Would recommend it.
We visited recently and were pleased with the food both presentation and taste. Not sure if it was a busy day but waiting for drinks took ages, longer than it should. This was repeated when looking to order again. As a businessman, I think there are missed opportunities here.
We will come again.
When we got there the table that I had booked was far too small for 4 people. So a member of staff gave us a more suitable table which we were all glad of. The person who served was very accommodating and also had a great sense of humour. One of my party is allergic to garlic so the member of staff checked with the Chef to see what dishes he could have. The food was delicious, great portions. We would all definately go again.
Great quick service, friendly staff, very tasty starter of squid & whitebait followed by chicken pasta dish.
Food was good. Would be nice to have options alongside the steak but menu choices are great nonetheless. Servers could have been a bit more attentive.
Third time we have eaten at the Puffing Billy, and we enjoyed it very much. The menu is perhaps a little less ambitious that we remember from pre-pandemic days, but still plenty to tempt us - in particular we'd recommend the plum and cinnamon crème brulée, one of the best of the ilk that we have had. Presentation and quality were good. Service was a delight - engaged, cheerful, and quick, and the pricing was very reasonable.
Very plant lunch with friends. Great service and relaxed atmosphere.
Excellent Sunday lunch in dog friendly surroundings.
Best roast I’ve had at a pub.
All food was lovely except the duck - rather disappointing- dry and flavours were lacking - chose as interesting mix but did not work for me as a dish. Service was good and steak dishes good.
We had great service and great food. The welcome was warm and friendly.
We have always been very happy with the food at The Puffing Billy. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly.
Super efficient !
As we walked in we were greeted, shown straight to our table, drinks order within 2 minutes, food order within 10minutes.
Just a fabulous Sunday lunch as you wish you could cook at home yourself !! The parsnips just melted in the mouth, I hate to think how many calories went into cooking them - not that I really care!!
Always a delight to visit the Puffing Billy whether for a coffee,tea, snack or Restaurant quality meal. The staff are very pleasant, obliging and efficient. Nothing’s too much trouble. Thank you for your service over many years.
Food was delicious & well presented. Staff were really friendly.
Overall, we had a lovely evening at the Puffing Billy. The service was good and ambience was fine too. The nibbles and starters were all delicious and full of flavour. Unfortunately, however, all four main courses were disappointing. Fish pie, very dry and lacking in fish and the mushroom stroganoff lacked any taste at all with very tough mushrooms.
As always the Puffing Billy never fails to delight and provide a fabulous meal, great service and lovely ambiance.
Thank you to everyone
Wonderful lunch! great staff, stunning food, really good kids menu and a lovely ambience! Thank you.
Lovely pub/restaurant. Have been there on quite a number of occasions and it never disappoints. Food consistently good and friendly service.
Our second visit during the week, because we enjoyed all aspects of the pub.
Great value food with attentive service at this nice location. A firm favourite.
Another lovely meal at this well run and friendly pub/restaurant .Really great pies together with excellent vegetables ,cracking chunky chips and nice ales to wash it down.
A very busy little house with an excellent atmosphere and staff to match, we found the menu somewhat limited, but the food and beverages were all well above average. We would of been much more apprecitive if the menu/specials was a tadge larger than what was on offer.....But, we had a lovely evening with no issues, thank you all at the Puffing Billy.
Service friendly but slow. food good with very fair portions!
The Staff were extremely busy so not always attentive but always friendly and professional. We will definitely return.
One of the young female Waitresses was such a credit to the restaurant and her family as she was super lovely to a lady with Special Needs. She was patient and kind.
An initial of mixup on the table booked was quickly sorted out. We had the traditional roast Sunday lunch, one beef and one pork. Both were excellent in the portion size and the quality of the food.
The Puffing Billy Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01392 877888.
The Puffing Billy Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 701 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.