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Our Pub

Why Our Pub is Great

The Riddle & Rye is a hidden gem located on Exeter’s High Street. We’ve got everything you’d expect from a proper British pub and there’s always something going on for you to get involved with. We’re the perfect place to chill out with mates, bring a date or celebrate the weekend. Sit back and select something to chow down on from our food menu. We’ve got all your favourite British pub grub classics alongside burgers, steaks, salads and sandwiches. Why not even give one of our curries a try? Find a cosy spot and get settled down or pull up a seat in front of one of our TV screens and watch the latest game.

We have lots going on at the Riddle & Rye, with plenty of entertainment evenings taking place, including live music. We’re the perfect place to come and relax or let your hair down after a long day, or simply for a treat. Make your way over to our bar where you’ll be met with a smile and your favourite drink. From pints to pitchers and everything in-between, we know you’ll find something you love at the Riddle & Rye.

Our Pub Facilities


Safety is our Priority

Caring for our People Makes Sense

  • Looking after our teams means they can look after you.
  • This starts with providing our already fantastic teams with additional training to follow safe COVID-19 working procedures and regulations.
  • Each day team members will complete a health screening questionnaire to confirm they are in good health prior to beginning work.
  • We ask that you do your bit and respect our teams and any requests they have. It’s all with your safety in mind.


Keeping Social, whilst Social Distancing Makes Sense

Look out for additional signage in pub to establish safe, social distancing

This might include:

  • Highlighting where and how you order at the bar 
  • Removing some tables to ensure comfortable social distancing can be maintained
  • Managing capacity, meaning you may be asked to queue outside


Caring for you, your friends and family Makes Sense

  • Hand sanitiser is available to use at every entrance for your peace of mind.
  • Once inside we’re taking as many steps as possible to reduce contact 
  • Our menus will be used only once and are fully recyclable once you’ve finished with it
Contactless payments encouraged
Contactless payments encouraged
Frequent hand washing by staff
Frequent hand washing by staff
Thorough cleaning of surfaces every hour
Thorough cleaning of surfaces every hour
Face coverings provided to team members
Face coverings provided to team members

About Our Food

If you’re looking for a menu that is bursting with a wide variety of dishes that suit any occasion at any time of the day, you’ve come to the right place. Our range of grazing dishes make the perfect starter or light bite before tucking into our delicious wraps, sandwiches and pub classics. Make sure you check out the true VIP section of our menu; our burgers. We’re proud as punch about our large range of burgers, from vegetarian, to chicken, to classic beef burgers, to burgers that’ll take your tastebuds on a journey around the world. We’ve thought of everyone.
We take pride in our food, and only serve up the best quality, at a price that doesn’t break the bank. The food we dish up is perfect for a day-time catch up or an evening meal before a night of fun and frolics. With a range of drinks to complement each dish, head on down and prepare to get stuck right in.

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Riddle & Rye, 223 - 226 High Street, Exeter, EX4 3LR