The Digger's Rest

Bustling village pub with real ales, good food and seats in terraced garden


Speciality beers
Cask ales
Live Entertainment
Separate restaurant
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-2, 6-9; 12-8 Sun

Typical main dish: Beer-battered fish’n’chips

Typical main dish price: £11.00

Average two course evening meal price: £16.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales

Live music last Fri of month; quiz first Mon of month

The good pub guide review

A former cider house, this place is 500 years old and very much the heart of the village. The main bar has antique furniture, local art on the walls and a cosy seating area by the open fire. A modern extension is light and airy and opens on to the garden. Ales include St Austell Proper Job and Tribute and Sharps Doom Bar on handpump, a selection of good quality wines and a full range of spirits; friendly new owners took over recently, and service is attentive and efficient. The window boxes and flowering baskets are pretty in summer and there are fine walks around Woodbury Common and in the surrounding Otter Valley.

The good pub guide food review

Pleasing, good value food cooked from scratch mixes traditional dishes with more global fare; dishes include deep-fried whitebait, chicken wings in barbecue sauce, home-made aromatic fishcake with lime mayo, home-made beef lasagne, ham, egg and chips, burger (beef, Cajun chicken or falafel) with chips and slaw, Thai red chicken curry, slow-cooked Mongolian beef with noodles, Buddha bowl (roasted vegetables, grains, pickles, falafel and halloumi), and puddings such as fruit crumble and lemon drizzle cake.

2021 Awards

Licensee Introduction

The Digger’s Rest, in the middle of the picturesque south-east Devon village of Woodbury Salterton, is a traditional thatched village pub with a beautiful beer garden and a history stretching back 500 years to the inn’s days as a cider house. Located just four miles from junction 30 of the M5, and yet tucked away in the Devon countryside in the lovely village of Woodbury Salterton. Boasting a warm, relaxing atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends, and something from the delicious home-cooked menu available throughout the day. We’re family friendly, including the four-legged members, and can promise that whatever the reason for your visit, Dan, Arwen and the team will make you feel welcome and at home.

Name of Licensee

Dan Kelly and Arwen Beaton

Contact Details

The Digger's Rest, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1PQ

01395 232375

Pub Group: Punch

Located in the heart of Woodbury Salterton, sign-posted from the A3052.

Nearest motorway: M5

Nearest junction: J30

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-11

Saturday: 12-midnight

Sunday: 12-11