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The Cleave Public House

Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
+44 1647 277223
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (31 reviews)
“sunday roast” (20 reviews)
“pudding” (25 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9TJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank 893matthewc
Reviewed 4 days ago

Three of us plus dog visited for a lunchtime birthday treat on a weekday. The pub is very attractive and welcomes dogs. The staff are polite and friendly, although being repeatedly called "sir" is something I find slightly irritating. I had a curry, my wife...More

Thank JohnW2458
Reviewed 4 days ago

First time to the gorgeous thatched Cleave pub today - and it won't be the last! We had lunch in the gorgeous and very tranquil and garden surrounded by some very pretty shrubs and tall trees. The pub interior oozes charm with lots of dark...More

Thank smoothound54
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this pub, food excellent, staff very friendly and the dogs very welcomed. We ate here a few times during our stay at Lustleigh and it didn't disappoint at all.

Thank Marina J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on our first date in 2012 and its become our must visit place during our annual trip to Devon. The food is good, the staff wonderful and the locals are a delight. Each year, we meet someone new and share stories of...More

Thank Carrie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in Lustleigh twice this year. Both times we ate at The Cleave. The setting is beautiful, the pub has plenty of seating indoors and out. The menu is varied and the food good. In peak season it is essential to book.

Thank londongirl60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

after a good day of hiking, this pub gives you everything you want / need. We felt most welcome with the dog and the staff was really friendly and helpfull. The food was as tastefull as you'd expect from a better restaurant. when hiking in...More

Thank Giel S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Hidden away - but picture postcard - has time stood still and is possibly all the better for it?.. fabulous on a sunny summers day - great beer garden, solid tables, not too many, not too rammed in. Bar is quite small - lots of...More

Thank chasler2016
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The Cleave is a lovely pub, with a warm welcome, great food and good service. My particular favourite is the grilled aubergine starter, which is enough for lunch by itself as portions are very generous

Thank Scottie142016
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Food - Lasagne OK, soup a bit gloopy. Wilted salad. Menu a little limited - it needs some imagination. Average quality. Pretty garden. Dining rooms quite musty, not much ambience or atmosphere, carpets a bit grubby. It needs TLC. A chef was in the car...More

Thank fionafarmer300
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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: 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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