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The Cleave Public House

Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
+44 1647 277223
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (27 reviews)
“pudding” (22 reviews)
“sunday roast” (21 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely friendly staff with the best Sunday pub lunch I have had in ages! Parking can be a little tricky though and booking is a must!

Thank jcrockingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in the local area on Friday night and The Cleave was one of the few that had a table for us. We were sceptical but on arrival realised it was a large property with different rooms/spaces. So could accommodate more people, including babies...More

Thank BGoliath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, delicious Sunday lunch. I had the beef and it was cooked beautifully with crispy roast potatoes. Will definitely return!

Thank DevonRose11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on holiday in the area and agreed to meet friends here for coffee, go for a walk and then return for lunch. The pub is delightfully picturesque and has a small car park (4 cars). Even in November parking can be a little...More

Thank Prestwood_Paul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Dartmoor for a few days and visited several local pubs and eateries. This place was our favourite. Lovely picturesque village, amazingly narrow lanes to get there though! We had just finished a 10 mile walk and were pleased to put our feet up...More

Thank hannahbanana_89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on a visit to Dartmoor and ended up in Lustleigh for lunch. The Cleave is just perfect, so picturesque, we ventured down a short path to a warm welcome. Good choice of food, my lunch partner had sausages which were delicious and I...More

Thank Lily299
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

When staying in Bovey Tracey for a long weekend, we wanted a Sunday roast. We have gone off having pub roast dinners as often they are disappointing. The Cleave did not disappoint. We booked a table but we were an hour early, it was no...More

Thank hjane2
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Visited with a group of six and we all had various meal options and all waxed lyrical about the quality of food. The service was also excellent, being very friendly and attentive. My 'bubble and squeak' (with egg and bacon) was wonderful and the presentation...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Pooped in for a late lunch, although the main menu is not available they do a choice of soups and various filled baguettes. The soup was exceptional and a very pleasant manager welcomed us and our dog, cannot wait to go back to sample the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We were out on a walk it rained, the cafe was closed in the village so we ended up here.. what a lovey gentleman called Steve who is the manager? Hope i remembered name right. Very personable and very welcoming. FOOD was good if there...More

Thank frenchitalia
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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
9 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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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