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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
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Dawlish, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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.

Thank Yvonne M
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 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 

Thank Mark D
South Brent
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

Thank David P
Two Bridges, Devon, UK
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank Catherine C

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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
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?