The Puffing Billy

“Smart modern setting for seasonal British food” - AA Inspector

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EXTON, DEVON

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The whitewashed building might be 16th century and the 19th-century name refers to the nearby railway line, but the food is absolutely 21st century. 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, along 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 baked fig, Parma ham, parmesan crisp, rocket and sherry vinaigrette; and Darts Farm 28-day dry aged 10oz rump steak.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Puffing Billy
Station Road, EXTON, EX3 0PR
Phone : 01392 877888

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening Times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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