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The Puffing Billy Restaurant and Bar

The Puffing Billy is located in the village of Exton on the east side of the Exe estuary. Just 15 minutes from Exeter and 5 minutes from Exmouth. We are a modern pub with a dedicated dining room,  serving traditional English food. Our dishes are created using fresh local produce every day.

We are continually updating our menu as the seasons change. We offer our daily menu together with our specials board. We are on the Exe trailway and have excellent access by foot, bike, train, car or bus. Trains to Exeter and Exmouth run frequently and have a fantastic view of the estuary.

For reservations contact us on 01392 877888. For all other enquiries please e-mail to


Guest Feedback

  • Brilliant service + excellent food ! :) Will definitly visit again.

  • Overall Experience :- Enjoyable considering this was not our first choice this evening - we were glad we came.

  • Food was delicious, service very attentive and helpful. Will recommend to friends and family. Thanks for a lovely meal.

  • Very good. We came in just for one course each, but we were tempted by your set menu.

  • Excellent food, service and staff were very welcoming.

  • Initial greeting- excellent! Service- excellent! Atmosphere - pleasant for a friday lunch time! Food - superb - could not improve. We will be back

  • Everyone was very happy with all their meals. The service was very good and all the staff were very helpful. Will come again!!

  • The food was fantastic! We were greeted warmly and would defo be coming back again in the near future.

  • Restaurant very airy and roomy, with lots of space to move. Staff / Chef change menu slightly to accomodate my taste - very appreciated - thank you - lovely meal.

  • Charlotte & Adam are great new hosts and we are over the moon to have them running the Puffing Billy. We wish them all the best x

  • Calm, quiet atmosphere - Air con at perfect temp, not too cold. The service was excellent, attentive and very friendly. The food ws delicious- portions small but so satisfying in taste.

  • We have been before and like the ambience, atmosphere and food.

  • Very welcoming, excellent service, food & surroundings. Hope to return soon!

  • Food excellent. Friendly service. Thats why we keep coming!!

  • A very enjoyable meal for my daughters birthday on our holiday. We came here on our honeymoon 51 years ago.... it was somewhat different then. We spent our honeymoon in winkle. Thank you.

  • Our First visit to " The Puffing Billy" and we (party of 4) have been very impressed with the standard of the food and the service. Friendly without being intrusive. Pleasant surroundings and ambience.

  • Devine as always. I always know the food combinations to be that little bit different to make a meal special. Friendly staff too.

  • We enjoyed our evening, with excellent waitress service and lovely food. Thank you.

  • The meal & service was great, bit of a wait for a table but hey... shows how popular it is! ;) will definitly book next time.

  • The atmosphere was very relaxed and cool, staff were very nice and the food was lovely. Will remommend to other people.