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The Puffing Billy

Station Road, EXTON, EX3 0PR

The whitewashed building might be 16th century and the 19th-century name refers to the nearby railway line, but the food here is absolutely 21st century, served in a chic, modern dining pub-restaurant. Taken over in 2015 by the St Austell Brewery, the traditional exterior disguises the crisp, clean lines and finish within, where reliable West Country beers such as Branscombe Vale Branoc, combined with an appealing menu, combine to make The Puffing Billy a favourite destination dining bar. The home-cooked dishes are seasonal and locally sourced so along with pub classics you can expect the likes of fennel and orange-cured salmon, poached king prawns and chicory salad; and beef short rib and Portobello mushroom pie with horseradish mash, buttered kale and chantenay carrots. The neighbouring Exe estuary and the distant upwellings of Dartmoor's hills and woods may be glimpsed from the tables at the front.

Further information

Tel: 01392 877888
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Branscombe Vale Branoc, Hanlons Yellow Hammer, St Austell Tribute


All day all week


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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A376 signed Exmouth, through Ebford. Follow signs for pub, right into Exton

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