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The Cleave Public House

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Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary
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The Cleave Public House | Lustleigh, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
+44 1647 277223
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Today
12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wife and myself with our dog enjoyed a very tasty roast dinner on a sunday aftrnoon,small and cosy with nice fire going, some nice choice ales, good service aswell

Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this perfect country pub on Dartmoor after navigating incredibly narrow roads to get there. Despite the isolation it was busy, and it soon became clear why. Excellent food at good prices, very friendly and efficient service and a really pleasant atmosphere- couldn't ask for more!

East Budleigh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like stepping back in time in the public bar but also a modern family feel in another area so something for everyone

Dawlish, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a snack at lunch time and was not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere in the main bar was cosy and warm. We had a Croque Monsieur and soup and they were both delicious. Would thoroughly recommend and we will be back very soon.

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lustleigh is picture postcard. Pub's main bar is the place to be. Other parts a little cold. Service is friendly, even theatrical. Food is always of the highest standard and I have eaten across their changing menu. Desserts are particularly good even though I am no pudding person. One of the great pubs of Dartmoor. Lovely beer garden out front.... More 

South Brent
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

After an excellent lunch with my wife on 6th Dec, I visited again today with a friend for his 1st visit to this quaint little pub, situated in a very pretty village. The fixed menu is limited in choice but not quality and there are normally some extra daily specials to provide a little more variety. We arrived early today... More 

Two Bridges, Devon, UK
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Tucked away in the pretty village of Lustleigh is this treasure of a pub. Parking may be a challenge, but soldier on as the food is terrific, the staff warm and friendly, and we will definitely be back. There are so few good pubs on Dartmoor, as many seem to cater to coach loads of tourist without considering how to... More 

Cornwall, New York, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We ate here after a long day out from Cornwall and it was well worth the treck. The location is superb, the pub really inviting and without doubt one of the best Sunday lunches ever. We will return.

Hayle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had booked a table for 6 for a 2pm Sunday roast, as we were all travelling at least 100 miles to meet up. A lovely warm and friendly welcome. My husband and I started with a hot drink whilst we waited for the rest of our party to arrive. We were shown how the heating controls worked so that... More 

Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Cleave is one of the few successful blends of local pub and excellent cuisine. The cooking is easily as good as, and frequently better than, in many of the local hotels. The menu changes regularly, which means there always yet another good reason for going back to see what's happening. The cosiest part is in the lounge bar in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cleave Public House | Lustleigh, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Lustleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1647 277223

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