The Valiant Soldier was an active pub in Buckfastleigh which closed in the late 1960′s and never re-opened. Everything was literally left as it was and today, it’s open as a museum, giving visitors a glimpse of the past…

Check our Opening Times page for more details.

Latest News

4 March 2015

We re-open for the season on Wednesday 25 March 2015. Come along & step back in time & aswell as the Valiant Soldier, have a look at our World War One exhibition which is continuing this year & all for the same price as in 2014.



 12 October 2014

The Valiant Soldier will be closing for the season at the end of October 2014. Our residents day will be Saturday 25 October with an entrance fee of £1 for people from the Buckfastleigh area with proof of address. This year we are looking to expand our photo bank so if you have any photographs of the area please bring them along. It does not matter how old they are, remember today’s photo’s are tomorrows history. See our news page for further information.

12 March 2014

We open for the new season this Friday 4th April 2014. We would like to welcome all visitors to the Valiant Soldier in what looks like being an interesting year.

As well as the Valiant Soldier Museum we still have The Buckfastleigh Museum for you to see what life in Buckfastleigh has been like over the years & from May we will be commemorating the First World War with an exhibition of local artefacts & memorabelia kindly donated to us.

We have also created a partnership with a number of local accomodation businesses to offer entry discounts to the Valiant for anyone staying on holiday. Please ask your host for details.

Residents day will be the 12th April. Please bring a utility bill with you to confirm your local status to gain entry for a £1 on that day. 


Group Bookings

We are always welcome to any group bookings. For a group of 10 or more we have a special discount on admission. We are also able to arrange a time which would suit your group, including evenings & Sundays.

First World War

In 2014 the Valiant Soldier will be mounting an exhibition on behalf of Buckfastleigh, to commemorate those from our town and the surrounding area, who fought or were involved in the First World War. The exhibition will open on Saturday 31st May 2014. To help and for more information see our ‘news’ page. 

The Buckfastleigh Museum

Now one year old and along with the archives are a work in progress as we add new artefacts to the museum and collect more papers and books for the archives on a regular basis.  Our ‘news’ page has more details.