Could you run this pub in Woodbury Salterton?

The Diggers Rest, Woodbury Salterton is a beautiful thatched, stone Devon pub which is steeped in history. It was originally a traditional cider house and is a pub full of warmth and character. At the heart of the village this grade II listed pub offers a cosy interior with beamed ceilings and real log fires for those chilly days. The pub is set within 0.412 acres of grounds, which include a courtyard beer garden and car park. Surrounded by the local village and a appealing getaway spot, there is a fantastic opportunity to base your food and drink business here.

The trading space includes a two-section bar and dining room space for around 60 covers. It has beautiful, welcoming features with real fires and beamed ceilings. It’s also set in spacious grounds with a courtyard, beer garden and parking for 25 cars. The pub also offers WIFI throughout its premises.

About the local area

This pub/restaurant occupies a prominent position in the centre of the rural village of Woodbury Salterton and there is trade from the village and wider area.

It’s a lovely rural village in Devon, this pub is at the heart of the community and is surrounded by local residents, the village church and the village primary school and is accessible from surrounding places including Woodbury, Clyst St George and Farringdon and just five miles from Exeter.

Ideal Operator

The ideal operator would be a couple/partnership that can deliver a quality catering offer with a strong ability to build lasting relationships with the local community hosting events and driving sales through customer loyalty. You will also be great at marketing the pub across the area.


The private accommodation that comes with this opportunity incudes three bedrooms, a separate kitchen and lounge.

About the Agreement

We love working with experienced entrepreneurs and we’re happy to be flexible with our agreements and products to match your business and vision.

Our Flexible Tenancy agreement offers a piece of mind approach to running your own pub business for a total term of up to 5-years with a flexible notice period. We also offer flexible deposit options, with build ups from as little as £1,000 as well as flexible price bands and release fees which are available.

Whatever the agreement, with Punch you always get:

A progressive pub company – winners of the Publican Awards 2022!

  • Industry leading investment with a whole world of possibilities
  • Industry leading training, with our Academy and Kitchen
  • Industry leading e-commerce platform – Punch Buying Club
  • Expert coaching and advice every step of the way

* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit, £1,000 & legal fees. The subsequent deposit build up (if any) will need to be paid over 52 weeks. This can be discussed with the recruitment team or Operations Manager

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Financial Information

Minimum Deposit*
Full Deposit
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Fixtures and Fittings Weekly Rent
Working Capital
£2,000 - £4,000
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