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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” (21 reviews)
“sunday roast” (20 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
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1 - 10 of 513 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went as a couple, yesterday for Sunday lunch and thankfully chose to ring beforehand to check availability - they were busy and as it was a very late booking (rang 11.30) they could offer us an early lunch 12 or 2.30. As we were travelling...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I have been here a few times for drinks and loved the charm of this beautiful old pub. We had a special anniversary, last night, and decided to try The Cleave for a meal. We were not disappointed. It was excellent. The...More

Thank callmenickles
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a regular visitor over the last 27 years, I am delighted to report that this wonderful old pub is back to its brilliant best. Under new landlord Steve you are now assured of a warm welcome, the service now friendly and efficient. The selection...More

2  Thank lustleighiron
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch with 18 others. Well received because we'd phoned ahead to warn landlord! Parking a bit tricky in a lovely village.

Thank charlesvwbs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this lovely pub on a wet Tuesday in October. It has all the charm you’d expect of a pub in a beautiful rural location. All the staff were extremely friendly as were the locals we encountered-some real characters. Beer was good, gin was very...More

Thank Rioja1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must. Steve is a fabulous host and will do anything to make your visit a real experience. We had our Golden Wedding lunch there and everyone, without exception loved the food and the service. Steve and his team were very attentive...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dinner was ok. The lamb wasn't great for the price. It was tough. The vegetables were dry and bland; plain carrot and broccoli. No flair. The pie was ok. Quite dry. Chips were how i remember school dinner chips. Drinks were also ok. Nothing...More

1  Thank jameshilldesign
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had drinks, appetizers, main meals and dessert, and every single item we had was absolutely delicious, right down to the chips that went with the sirloin. Very highly recommended.

Thank DekeDirt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location - lovely village Inside Atmosphere - ok Welcome - Not overly welcoming at bar Drinks choice - Good Drinks quality - ok, soft drinks, Frobishers not as good as Luscombes. Otter Ale was a little sour. Either getting towards end of barrel or first...More

1  Thank JustbeCouscous
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five of dropped into the Cleave after a Friday spent cycling around the area. The (new) landlord could not have been more friendly and welcoming, and after sampling some of the ales and ciders, we decided to stay for our evening meal. Choosing to eat...More

2  Thank 893matthewc
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Questions & Answers
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
USD 6 - USD 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
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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