We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Puffing Billy

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Station Road, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PR, England
+44 1392 877888
Today
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

543 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 542: English reviews
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A☆ From start to finish great service, food, surroundings and to finish off a great espresso. Coming back very soon.

Helpful?
Thank Buster0311
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

last minute booking for are Christmas meal, great food ( I had the liver ) service was really good and food was hot and came out quite quick . Will certainly go back as a lot more on the ,menu that I like the look of . Staff where really helpful and for 2 courses and a drink it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank sean c
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch here - good selection and well presented albeit a little quirky with odd shaped food dishes . Service was a tad slow but they were busy. Parking is round the back.

Helpful?
Thank Vennwood
Windsor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really nice Pub/Restaurant located just off the A376 between Exeter and Exmouth. It's signposted at a set of traffic lights (turn left with Exeter behind you) shortly after catching the Royal Marine Commando Training establishment also on the left. It was a chance find. Post code is EX3 0PR, We've cheated a bit on the Restaurant rating... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank WindsorLad2014
Devon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were recommended to try this gastro pub by a friend. We were not disappointed. In a nice quite village on the Ex estuary, well tucked away from the main road near the station with plenty of parking. We found the pub was very nicely refurbished and the staff were really pleasant and helpful. As the main kitchen was being... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank happystaying
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in last Sunday lunchtime without a booking. The place looked very busy and I doubted if we would get a table. The staff went out of their way to fit us in and found us a table in the bar area which was quite acceptable to us. Our order for drinks was taken as we waited for the table... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Pedrocp1
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. The service was quick and attentive and it was an ideal place to go for a family meal. Definitely recommend.

Helpful?
Thank JuliaCullington
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit, think I would class it more as a restaurant rather than a pub. There is a bar area but majority of area given over to the restaurant. Dog friendly bar. We were there lunchtime and had a starter and desert. Service was excellent and food good. Would we go again, yes certainly.

Helpful?
1 Thank Graham C
Okehampton
Level Contributor
114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a walk we stopped off here for lunch. We booked ahead which was just as well as it was very busy. We had a long wait between ordering our food and receiving it. The excuse was they were a man down in the kitchen. The meal was delicious when it arrived. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Helpful?
Thank Theblondespider
South West England
Level Contributor
65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with friends for lunch. Lovely warm atmosphere as soon as you walk in. Staff all friendly and helpful. The food from their extensive menu was absolutely delicious. and beautifully presented. Could not fault the whole experience and will definately return soon.

Helpful?
1 Thank cookie250

Travellers who viewed Puffing Billy also viewed

 

Been to Puffing Billy? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Puffing Billy and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
birmingham
6 months ago
Stockport, United Kingdom
4 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Puffing Billy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?