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The Puffing Billy Inn, Exeter, Devon

The Puffing Billy Inn

4.3
4.3
1147 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Puffing Billy is located in the beautiful village of Exton on the east side of the Exe estuary.

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.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–20:00 Sun 12:00–18:00
  • Phone number
    01392 877888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    James Creedy-Pearne
  • Area
    Exeter
  • Cross Street
    Station Road
  • Parking Details
    We have a small car park to the rear, spaces are limited.
  • Public Transit
    Exton train station is a 5 minute walk from us.The bus stop is on Exmouth road and buses run frequently to Exeter & Exmouth. We also have bike racks outside.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Devon

    Great for brunch

  • East Devon

    Child-friendly

  • East Devon

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • East Devon

    Neighbourhood gem

  • East Devon

    Great for fine wines

1,147 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience. Food and service spectacular.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the welcome and the good were excellent, but having enjoined our starter and main courses, we sat at our table and noone came near us for a further 30 mins. At this point, I went to the desk... paid and left. It was a most disappointing end to our experience.

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  3. Sam24

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, friendly service and good food. If anything, the food portions were overly generous.

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  4. suep

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Particularly loved the baked figs but all of our party really enjoyed both their starters and main courses. Great wine too! Service is excellent.

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  5. BillS

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable evening great food would highly recommend.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our recent meal at the Puffing Billy. This was our first visit to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food and service were great and particularly liked the steak and the very delicious chocolate brownie. We will return.

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  7. Betsy

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was cold very disappointing The service was very slow due to the fact there was only one member of front of house staff who was serving at the bar taking orders serving the food and taking the money also he had to serve food outside in the garden There people who came in after us and were served before us We have been many times to the Puffing Billy but will think twice about returning

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  8. JennyP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Throughly enjoyed my lunch from the light bites menu, was very pleased to have choice of battered or grilled fish. As I am small eater, I was ver pleased to have the light bites option.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed no French fries only chunky chips Also disappointed that the chef either didn’t know how or couldn’t be bothered to fillet the plaice as my husband is registered partially sighted and cannot see the bones. We explained this to the waitress to no avail

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  10. Jimmie

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service good. Noise level dreadful due to hard floor in bar area. Could be improved by dividing off bar area from dining area.

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FAQs

The Puffing Billy Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. The Puffing Billy Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01392 877888.

The Puffing Billy Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 1147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Puffing Billy Inn

Station Road Exton, Exeter, Devon EX3 0PR

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Station Road
  • Area
    Exeter
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–20:00 Sun 12:00–18:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We have a small car park to the rear, spaces are limited.
  • Public Transit
    Exton train station is a 5 minute walk from us.The bus stop is on Exmouth road and buses run frequently to Exeter & Exmouth. We also have bike racks outside.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    James Creedy-Pearne
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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