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The Cleave Public House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Cleave Public House | Lustleigh, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
+44 1647 277223
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a gorgeous walk along the river from the National Trust, Parke, we extended our stroll to head to prize winning thatched utopia Lust(er)leigh (as I like to refer to it). After much whingeing of 'are we nearly there yet' by myself, we finally found the village and The Cleave. The old pub has a well kept front garden, old... More 

Thank tweedyharris
Clanfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed a super lunch. The landlord was extremely amiable and helpful. The menu was a delight. How refreshing to have such delights on offer-If the journey hadn't been awkward to return this evening we would of. Nothing was too much trouble. Beware we will be back! Excellent

Thank Millieb6
Topsham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I and Harold the Tibetan Terrier were intending to do a 2 hour walk round Lustleigh so asked the Landlord Ben if we could park in the Car park and come back for light lunch towards 2 pm and he said fine. We got lost and did not get as far as intended and on our return... More 

Thank Angus M
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to Dartmoor and The Cleave every February half term for 10 years and recommended it widely to friends. Unfortunately after this occasion we wont be going back again. Having been told on the phone to arrive by 12.30pm to get a seat for Sunday lunch (if you've got a dog you have to sit in the bar... More 

1 Thank Graham J
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

always welcomed, always busy never a problem for the staff. Usually take Sunday lunch always excellent always well presented. Ales top quality.

Thank Ian B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Have always wanted to try this pub since I discovered the village a while ago. Warmly greeted by the barmaid when we entered and ordered our drinks - were told we could sit in the bar or restaurant but the bar would be warmer - no brainer, then! Shown the menu, and we were surprised that 1. there was such... More 

3 Thank Rosie J
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Never heard of the place but seen it was well reviewed here. Visited and the food was amazing. Couldn't ask for better. Deserts were great see pic.

Thank martinu1983
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

Thank bigH50
Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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!

Thank Jeremyh
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 28 December 2016

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

Thank frances664

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?