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The Cleave Public House

££ - £££, British,
Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
+44 1647 277223
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (32 reviews)
“pudding” (23 reviews)
“sunday roast” (21 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cleave's setting and appearance is undoubtedly picture postcard. Chocolate box in all respects, very appealing and worth a high rating if graded simply for its looks. However, my review has to take into account the pub's food and this, when we visited, didn't excite...More

1  Thank TheVoicer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff, good food selection and our food was excellent ... would recommend it. We visited for lunch on a weekday.

Thank KLWNarara
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful village pub. Full of character and what a pub should be. Great food and beautiful location. We try 2 or 3 pubs a week since moving to Devon and this ticks all the boxes. We shall return.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub in a great little village setting with good seating available inside and out. Food is excellent and portions very generous. Service is polite and friendly. Try the ribs, or the home made burgers.

Thank George K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming old pub nestling in the centre of the old Devon Village of Lustleigh. Good external garden seating and several areas of internal seating that can be organised as function spaces. Pleasant staff and daily specials board. Good variety of wines and beers.

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed a week in Lustleigh wanting a complete rest, so we ate most nights at the Cleave. The food was very good indeed and was delivered by friendly welcoming staff. The hotel owners who I think are relatively new, are making a great effort...More

Thank Ladyrhodes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just enjoyed a lovely evening at a friend’s birthday meal at The Cleave. We had a set menu that was preordered but it didn’t do the food justice. Prawn cocktail and Hake for me, gammon, egg and pineapple for my OH. The hake,...More

1  Thank Issiew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Steve and the team for a lovely evening. The Cleave is a beautiful chocolate box traditional thatched pub and when you walk in the staff are very welcoming! The food was delicious, and we would definitely recommend the BBQ spare ribs!!! We're...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in 3 pound cottage, a stone's throw from the pub and thought we would try it for dinner last week. Wait staff could not describe menu item correctly and the curry I ordered looked and tasted terrible. I don't know who is...More

1  Thank mebr537
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away in a picturesque little village this pub is in a delightful setting. The staff are genuinely lovely. The food is very tasty and visually pleasing. Three courses with drinks and coffee for under £60 for two? What's not to like!

Thank Colin G
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31 May 2017|
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Response from JoyfulMomentsCoach | Reviewed this property |
They don't seem to have one on their website but I did not go for food just drinks. However there were lots of locals eating there which is always a good sign.
Dave N
8 June 2016|
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Response from Nx M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, They were happy for us to go in for lunch with our big dog.
21 August 2015|
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Response from devonshiredave | Reviewed this property |
They were on the menu when we went there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Lustleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1647 277223
  • E-mail
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