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The Diggers Rest

$$ - $$$, British,
Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1PQ, England
+44 1395 232375
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pork” (19 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
“mussels” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1PQ, England
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11 - 20 of 380 reviews

Reviewed September 20, 2017

Given to us as a recommendation by Sally at Rydon Farm we enjoyed our evening meal here.Well cooked with ample helpings we would come again.We thought significantly better than Puffing Billy.

Thank glyn l
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, food was traditional English pub food large serving. The service was very good, friendly and quick. My Sunday roast lamb and mint sauce with seasonal vegetables, lovely.

Thank seddondixon
Reviewed September 14, 2017

I went on line and asked for a quaint little pub in a rural setting. It was a low beamed thatched roof restaurant with lovely food and lovely staff. We all had fish and chips which was incredible. The pudding was amazing too. Next time...More

Thank Sharron C
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This used to be one of my favourite places to eat when I stayed nearby when working in Exeter. However on my latest visit I was really disappointed both by the service and the food. I suppose what summed it up was when I asked...More

2  Thank Mike A
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I think we have to revisit this place as I believe the evening we went new management we're just taking over . Staff were nice enough although didn't seem very professional as bar staff and waitresses were wearing jeans and hoodies which I don't think...More

Thank jandi1971
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and absolutely everything was delicious fantastic menu fantastic specials. Lovely staff very attentive and friendly. Can not fault the food service or setting. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Two couples. We were shown straight to a nice table and given time to look at the menu. There was a specials board too. Starters were tasty and my crab was nice. Two of us chose lamb for main which was lovely. Two of us...More

2  Thank Chris T
Reviewed August 23, 2017

we recently stayed at Rydon farm, family of 4 with our dog, and they recommended the Diggers Rest. We had great service, attentive, quick, truly excellent food, and dog make welcome. Dog or no dog, I would highly recommend this pub.

Thank nevhall2017
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Nice pub with good food, if not a little pricey. Visit spoilt by very slow service towards the end when it started to get busy. Gave up after a 30min wait for an apple crumble and still no sign of it arriving. Staff polite and...More

2  Thank jamesmc1984
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely meal here with friends after a busy day out. The food was excellent and presented beautifully. The service was a tad slow and we had to wait a little while for our desserts but overall a very enjoyable experience was had...More

Thank Squibling
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October 17, 2016|
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Response from Greg V | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 232375
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