If you were to picture a typical country pub in the quiet Devon countryside then it would probably look something like Diggers Rest. With contented dogs snoozing on the floor, a fire crackling on a chilly day and locals passing the time of day with visitors, this thatched South Devon pub has changed little over the centuries.
The building dates back 500 years, and it still has the wooden beams and cosy character to prove it. The pub not only serves hot meals but also takes pride in changing the Specials board to reflect the tastes and ingredients of every season, and the kitchen staff include local produce wherever possible.
The pub may have a history that stretches back hundreds of years, but it ‘s full of surprises. Connect to the Wi-Fi and send those back home a snapshot of the pretty exterior before you’ve even finished your pint, and patrons are just as welcome to take their time over a hot coffee as they are to sample a pint of something refreshing.
You’ll find The Diggers close to Exeter in Devon, so if you fancy stopping off somewhere with character to break up a day trip then bear it in mind.