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The Puffing Billy is located in the beautiful village of Exton on the east side of the Exe estuary. Just 15 minutes from Exeter and 5 minutes from Exmouth.

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. 

Our bar offers a wide range of drinks which include an interesting range of soft drinks, regularly changing real ales, an extensive wine list, over 100 spirits and a full coffee menu.

Dogs are welcome in the bar and timber area of the restaurant, the garden and outside. We do not allow dogs in our main restaurant.

We are on the Exe trail way 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. 

We welcome customers who wish to come in for a drink or a coffee in either our bar area, secluded rear garden or at the front of the building where you can watch the world go by. We have bike parking for our more energetic punters and for the little ones there is also an excellent play area across the road.

We all look forward to welcoming you here soon.

Adam, Charlotte & The Team

For reservations contact us on 01392 877888 or use the make a reservation page. For all other enquiries please e-mail to


The stylish bar at The Puffing Billy was redeveloped a few years ago and serves a range of lagers and real ales from local breweries. We also have a wide range of wines from around the world.


Simon Bulled our Head Chef is using as much of the locally sourced food as he can within this area providing great seasonal produce from locally foraged Wild Mushrooms to all our Devon Beef and Steaks from Crediton. Having worked in the West Country for a number of years Simon has gained good relationships with many local growers and suppliers. His aim is to produce excellent quality and style dishes at a reasonable price for all to enjoy using a bit of quirkiness and charm!

Risk Assessment

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