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The Diggers Rest

) #44 of 419 Restaurants in Exeter $$ - $$$ , British,
Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1PQ, England
+44 1395 232375
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“whitebait” (10 reviews)
“pork” (18 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1PQ, England
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

Great food and service. Went with a large group for a Sunday lunch on a hen weekend and although we booked last minute and there were 12 of us - the staff accommodated us amazingly and we all had lovely food and were well looked...More

1  Thank lisaw332016
Reviewed June 23, 2016

I went here with 14 work friends for dinner. We all had mostly different meals and they were all well presented and very tasty. I had a steak which was very good and came with a bottle of wine my friend highly recommend the turbot...More

1  Thank karen o
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is no ordinary village pub. It has all the charm of one, it has great real ales, it has a lovely village pub atmosphere but then you see the menu. This is superb restaurant style local food at its best. Locally sourced meat, fish...More

1  Thank Phil R
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Excellent food and great service. Really nice atmosphere about the place, nice place to take friends and family would recommend it.

1  Thank garygtd
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A lovely meal, Food very tasty, great flavours and knowledgable about gluten free for coeliacs. The service was warm and friendly and the atmosphere in the pub is lovely. A well deserved 5 stars. Highly recommended.

1  Thank susiej639
Reviewed June 4, 2016

We visited for the first time this Saturday night, the food was excellent and the staff friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.

Thank AliceDan
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited late in the evening. Although they had stopped serving food they kindly made up a cheese board for us, which was great. Our two dogs were made to feel very welcome there and were offered treats too! Would love to...More

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening. Warm welcome, delicious food, variety of ales, big portions, reasonably priced, lovely ambiance. Will definitely return. Can't believe we haven't been before. Worth booking ahead!

1  Thank JJ1_10
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

My partner & I managed to book a table her late on Friday afternoon for 8pm that evening, we hadn't been before but heard lots of good things about it on different types of social media. The staff we nice and polite, atmosphere was relaxing!...More

1  Thank Jessieleigh1
Reviewed May 25, 2016

The service was shocking. Dreadful experience and will not return. The wait for the meal was unbelievably long with only a slight apology but no recompense. We had booked a lunchtime meal for a special occasion so the staff should have been expecting us and...More

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Marc S, Manager at The Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2016

Thank you very much for your review. Tripadvisor is a very popular tool for the Diggers Rest as it helps us review our practices in a positive way through feedback, whether positive or negative. We are glad you enjoyed your food, yet we don't know...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do we need to book for Saturday 29 Nov 4 adults 5 children
October 17, 2016|
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Response from Greg V | Reviewed this property |
Yes booking advisable
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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
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, 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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