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The Diggers Rest

) #48 of 417 Restaurants in Exeter ££ - £££ , British,
Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1PQ, England
+44 1395 232375
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers 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 2 weeks ago

We went to the Diggers Rest sometime ago and remember the excellent Sunday lunch, however, on a recent visit we were very disappointed. The vegetables were very average, the meat tasteless or over cooked, and the eton mess was just cream, fruit and tiny tiny...More

Thank pammcnee1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely pretty country pub,shame about food,poor value for money,cottage pie served in earthenware pot was nearly all gravy with little meat content and the veg what there was of it was'nt cooked,in fact it was almost roar my wife could'nt eat it, as for the...More

Thank brisan12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had "veggie" meal choices today although only one vegetarian diner.Two spinach & two ricotta canelloni and vegetable linguine were a joy to see and eat.Freshly cooked ....such a pleasant change for my vegetarian husband to escape the "mushroom risotto syndrome" of other...More

Thank niceone2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant meal, great service and staff were great and supportive of us with our toddler . Nice atmosphere and pub was very comfortable

Thank budapest20152015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food fab service , the pork roast was so nice my teeth were applauding after , my wife had fish and chips lovely , making this our local as such a great place for food and service

Thank CanadaWilf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service, cannot fault and will return. I had a great roast and my wife the slow cooked sheeperds pie ,a must with the cauliflower cheese. A jem and will return.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Village pub in Woodbury Salterton just outside Exeter.Good car parking. Excellent food better than average pub food. Good varied menu. Not chips with everything. Tried the flat iron steak. Very tasty and reasonably priced. Value for money

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A typical Country Pub with a good atmosphere, on the night of our visit, more local customers rather than visiting tourists. Food was of a Country Pub Fayre offering, including a Specials Board. Service was friendly and the meal very good. Good selection of Ales...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Visited The Diggers Rest on a Saturday evening - there were 4 of us (2 couples). The food was absolutely delicious. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for! Service was very good, too. I had the scallops to start and then breast of...More

Thank Caroline_I
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A very nice dining area, friendly staff and delicious food. The scallop starter was wonderful, as was the lemon roulade which I chose to have with a scoop of chunky ginger ice cream (wow that was hot, just how I like it)! An extensive menu,...More

Thank AFCBcherries
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17 October 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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