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About
The Live & Let Live A pub "great friends, great stories, great food - the beating heart of a local community".
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So excited to see this village pub reopening in these difficult times for the sector. Greeted by the new owner, friendly and engaging. A reassuringly short menu and the food was absolutely delicious and top quality. You may have to wait a little while but...as I explained I would worry if it arrived too quickly. The owner clearly has a long and successful time in hospitality, currently owning two other pubs. Two of his three chefs worked for famous celebrity chefs and the other for another outstanding village pub in Devon. Another gem in the depths of the glorious Devon countryside. Best wishes to you all. 🇬🇧🇳🇿More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food and great service. I had a vegetarian main, roasted celeriac with wild mushrooms in a really good sauce. I absolutely loved it and my husband had steak baguette with I think mash, again he said it was superb and very reasonable prices for...the quality of food too. We will definitely;y be going back :)More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

Wow wow wow So glad that we heard that this pub had been bought by the owner of the 7 stars and had persuaded the amazing chef Ian to come to chef here. We had an incredible meal. Scotch egg, Cullen skink, roast chicken, moules...and the most amazing pasta. Even pudding was amazing. Great find, we will be here again without a doubt. Miss this at your peril.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

Amazing! As good, if not better than before! We were regular visitors of this pub before it closed, it was our favourite country bolthole & we were gutted when it shut. We were so thrilled to hear it had opened again and wow, it did...not disappoint. The service, ambiance, food & drink exceeded all expectations! The ingredients are top quality & clearly very fresh. We will definitely be recommending & will be back very soon! Thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

Really excellent lunch! So glad the live and let live has opened again and the new chef and owner are keeping the high standards up.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

Had a wonderful Sunday roast, attentive and friendly service and the food was outstanding. The new Head Chef has a reputation in the local area for quality cooking and he did not disappoint. This is the best Sunday roast in South Devon!! Very good value...for money for high quality ingredients on the plate. Keeping to seasonal items is also much appreciated. Will be returning very soon.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Food here is insane!!!! This chef knows his onions for sure. The roast dinners are so so good, service and atmosphere bang on!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

The Live and Let Live pub has new management and our first visit was a memorable evening. These days, meals out are a treat, so even the small details matter about a venue, from the moment you walk in, to the moment you leave. The...Live and Let Live did not disappoint. The service, food and ambience were of the highest quality. Looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024 via mobile

We went back here after it has been shut a few months, we were disappointed with the huge cost increase. Food was nice yes, but, didn’t reflect the price hike as it was delicious before and reasonably priced, we’re not sure why? Service was a...bit slow and seemed unorganised. It was a shame as this was a gem of a place for amazing food, a wonderful welcome and all without over charging. There are other local places we will be frequenting.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024 via mobile

This place has been my favourite for years but when it was recently taken over I was worried the food would suffer BUT it’s even better than the last time. The new team are lovely and the chef is amazing. Ellie who was working the...whole time I stayed is amazing. I came with an elderly grandmother and she literally helped me carry her up every step to the bathroom. Nothing is too much trouble for these guys and the new owner was also here when I was - he knows what he’s doing with this place and I am so happy they have taken over. He had some really cool ideas. This place is the best when local to Ashburton, Buckfastleigh or Landscove. The rooms are great as well! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024 via mobile

An absolute gem of a place, fabulous food, lovely staff and a welcoming and cosy atmosphere, and a great wine selection!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

So great to see it open under new management. Food excellent and very reasonably priced.. Pub was properly warm (for first time in years) and busy. Congrats to the new team. We will be back (though I suspect booking will be hard to get soon!).

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Stayed here for a few days for a wedding up the road at Anran. Great service. Clean, smart. Couldn’t do enough to help. Comfortable room bathroom and bed. Highly recommended. Pub downstairs. Good food and drinks.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Came as a party of 17 for Sunday lunch in the private dining area. Everyone in the party commented how lovely the food was, piping hot, great portion sizes and beautifully cooked and presented. Would most defiantley reccomend. The team headed up by Kalim were...kind, professional and welcoming.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Seriously fantastic food and fabulous staff! I highly recommend this gem of a place on a Saturday night

Date of visit: September 2023
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Live and Let Live is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5