The Puffing Billy Inn
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 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Very well organised outside dining n great service. Good choice on menu n lovely food.
Outstanding food, the service was a littel slow but that is to be expected.
The park next to the pub is great for the kids.
It’s the best roast in Devon I’ve found.
Great use of outdoor area. it was raining but we weren't cold. Blankets supplied. staff great. Lovely lunch
Great place. Good atmosphere, amazing food and great staff. Would return in a heartbeat.
Very enjoyable but please note my surname is Carver not Carvet!
Food was very good. Service was average. Drink was made wrong and was quite annoying thst different staff asked the same question. Shame they could be designated certain tables. Really like the outdoor cover. Would certainly recommend.
Excellent service and food under extremely difficult conditions
Wasn’t happy at first to be given our precooked table for two NOT under the outdoor canopy when rain was forecast. On asking, waiter was very helpful and we were moved to a table under canopy as luckily there was one available. My vegan roast was excellent and my husband’s fish burger was very very good. They were v busy on bank holiday Monday so verybusy but we weren’t offered dessert menu so we just asked for the bill as we weren’t fussed but it would have been better to have been asked if we wanted dessert or coffee.
A very enjoyable visit in the circumstances. Food was on the whole excellent but the roast was disappointing - roast potatoes and parsnips were good but with only just one small head of broccoli there was not enough green veg on the plate! The Beefburger meal was, however, very good indeed and the puddings, although expensive, were excellent.
Lovely place nice atmosphere food good. My food was a bit bland but my partner's was nice. Would go back as in a nice area
Good food and a good evening all round, the puffing Billie team did a great job under the circumstances
It’s been a while since we lasted visited the Puffing Billy . This time we were a little disappointed with the menu ,perhaps this was due to Covid . The staff were welcoming and there were blankets provided for when it got chilly . A much needed gathering with our family
Lovely food and drink, good service and a nice atmosphere on what could have been a cold, wet evening outside!
Super food and drinks - all our group of six REALLY liked what they selected.
Good service and a fun visit. Our only observation was that we were some distance from the space heaters.
Would return in a heartbeat and recommend.
Outside because of Covid rules. It was raining when we arrived but all seating well under a huge canopy so quite comfortable. We were 30 minutes earlier than booked but got a table straight away. I had fish cakes as a main dish and they were fabulous with lots of fish (unusual !) My husband had mussels which he enjoyed. The chips were excellent too. All staff efficient and nice. Lovely relaxed lunch
Great food served outside by attentive and friendly staff. Food freshly cooked, hot and delicious. Heaters and overhead cover appreciated.
The staff were so friendly and smiley - it was a real treat just to be there. Superb outdoor area, well used, ample car parking, and a lovely area to walk around. Thoroughly recommended.
Fantastic food and great service
Really lovely experience - thank you!
Great to get back to the Puffing Billy, food great & service excellent, will definitely be going back
Great food and great service as always - felt very safe all COVID measures put in place - just need more sun but not something you can order!
Lovely outdoor seating area and it was lovely that their menu reflected their usual Sunday menu and the outdoor arrangement didn’t change the experience. Lovely meal
Service was very poor and very slow. Waiters and waitresses only loking down at the floor so very hard to catch their attention. Even then it took a long time.
It was lovely. Great service, and just an amazing atmosphere.
Outside area and food were both lovely however slightly pricey given the poor service due to one forgotten starter, no cutlery, condiments or napkins (had to ask for them) also requested a finger bowl for mussels 3 times before we got it. And we were never offered a dessert menu nor was the table ever checked on.
Great environment, delicious food and kind staff.
Remember to bring your coat as was rather chilly sat under the canopy.
Ordered a prawn sandwich with a Bloody Mary sauce and chips. sandwich arrived with no sauce just a few prawns on a bed of lettuce, it was tasteless. I was charged £2 for 6 chips as a side order. It’s a shame because we really like the Puffing Billy but this was a disappointment.
Great service. The pork belly was lovely. All in all was a pleasant experience. Thank you.
Really great food (as always). Good social distancing in place and service was very polite (a little bit slow to get more drinks). Heaters outside and blankets made it really lovely.
Lovely food in the beer garden, excellent service, very nice location
Staff were brilliant working in the new circumstances, food was great as well,
My partner ordered the roast beef, but she found it a little too fatty.
Staff amazing after this long break !
As was the food !
Their outside dining is done as well as possible
Service was friendly but a bit slow
The roast lamb was delicious, fish burger in a black bun was better without the bun
A very pleasant lunch
Lovely outdoor space and a welcoming team of staff. Thank you very much for a great Sunday lunch
A wonderful evening at The Puffing Billy. The staff worked tirelessly to look after everyone, making sure our orders were on the way and being really courteous despite the clearly busy day. There was a loud group behind us and they dealt with their rudeness really well. I would recommend trying to get a table next to one of the heaters otherwise it's pretty chilly.
In strange circumstances this pub/restaurant came up trumps with both service and food. Not a very warm evening but staff were handing out blankets as required.
Service was very good and friendly and food was good quality.
Would definitely go back again when in the area.
Great food and nice atmosphere with friendly service. Was quite cold under the cover on a nice warm day but at least you know you won’t get wet when it rains.
The staff were bubbly and friendly. Food was great! Thank you.
Food and service was excellent. Highly recommended.
The Puffing Billy Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01392 877888.
The Puffing Billy Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 445 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.