Great quality food and drink

About Us

The Puffing Billy Trading Co. lies nestled in the heart of the Tarka Valley with the river Torridge cascading boundlessly on from its source at Dartmoor to the sea at Bideford Bay.

Our History

The Puffing BIlly is a family run business bought by the Sargeant family in 2019. The Sargeant’s have a passion for delicious, homemade food, served with great customer service. At the Puffing Billy, you’ll find exciting daily specials, heavenly cakes and cream teas, and that’s without even mentioning the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more.

The premises themselves are in a Victorian railway station, one of only two remaining terminal stations for the Atlantic Coast Express route.

The station building has been lovingly and sympathetically brought back to life by a local family in conjunction with The Torrington Town Lands and Poors Committee. The building plays host to a number of interesting bits of railway and it also retains many of the original features of its past life as well as now being bathed in a warm pallet of colours to complement its character.

At the station you will find selection of seated areas including a formal dining space, more laid back sofa seating as well as a wonderful beer garden. On those chilly days the fire is always lit to make sure you have the warmest of welcomes.

As well as serving great food and having a relaxed atmosphere you will also find our wall adorned with a wonderful selection of artwork supplied by local artists.

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At the Puffing Billy trading Co. we pride ourselves on offering a fantastic selection of local foods and drinks.

Food miles count to us, and where possible we work with local suppliers from Torrington, Devon and around the South West to ensure the food we serve is fresh and seasonal. Some of our local suppliers include John Patts, Ilfracombe Food Services, and S Gladwin Butchers Torrington.

As well as using producers from the town we also have great links and suppliers from the wider Westcountry including Exmoor Chutneys from Brendon Hills and Ice cream from Stapletons farm.

We also have a fantastic range of ales and ciders including Brooksys scrumpy, Sams cider, Doom Bar, and Tribute .

Coffees are made by our highly trained baristas using fair trade organic beans. For the tea drinkers, we have a variety of black, herbals and fruit teas to quench your thirst.

Opening hours:


Closed Wednesday




The Puffing Billy Trading Co.
Station Hill, Great Torrington,  Devon EX38 8JD
01805 623050
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